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Think about it. Would you just go rushing off to an elegant soiree without a lovely necklace around your neck, or a pair of fabulous earrings to match your outfit? Or would you even dare to give a birthday present you've painstakingly searched for and selected days in advance, without wrapping it and adding some lovely ribbons and a bow? Oh no, not me. As I'm in the habit of adorning and accessorizing my outfits and myself to enhance attractiveness and appeal, so do I adorn my home garden with ornaments and decorations.

The ornaments we can use for decorating our gardens can only be limited by our imagination. Let me list a few items. You can get statues (classical or whimsical; it's up to you), planters, plant stakes, wind chimes, bird houses, bird baths, sculptures, fountains, rocks, etc. You can get ornaments that can be both functional and decorative. They can be used as dividers for different areas in your garden, or hide a private nook, etc. What you use them for is up to you, but the garden d'cor you use will make a statement about you and your personality, as well as create your garden's own individuality.

If you want to add some ornaments or d'cor to your garden, it is recommended that you take into account the trees, plants, flowers, landscape, the surrounding walls, and your personal tastes, of course. Bear in mind the unique style of your garden, as well. Is it made out of southwestern accents and elements, filled with lush greenery? Or perhaps it's more of an Oriental theme, sporting a minimalist approach to nature? Remember that certain ornaments lend themselves well to certain styles. For example, a classic white marble statue would go well with boxwood and neatly-arranged stone urns. However, they would definitely look strange standing amidst a collection of desert cacti and terra cotta planters.

Waterfalls or fountains would add a significant boost to the life of your garden. Water elements can vary from simple creations to elaborate designs. They can be peaceful and placid as they flow in a quiet stream, or they can splash and spray as they playfully cascade over rocks and structures. Water can attract birds and mask noises from the outside, too. Aside from the inherent beauty that water provides, the decorative ornaments that you can arrange and use with water will certainly do good to the overall ambience and appearance of your garden.

You can also use sculptures as artistic elements. These can be made out of any material, but somehow, metal works seem to be more popular, probably because of its tendency to rust and develop a strange beauty through prolonged exposure to weather. Gates are another great addition to home gardens, especially those with patios, terraces, or just about any large garden space. These are wonderful examples of both functional and decorative pieces, and they can be made out of a variety of materials, from wood to wrought-iron creations. Gates can also invoke an air of privacy, or they can be open and inviting. Even if it leads to nowhere, gates are still a charming addition to any garden.

Try out new and different decorations for your garden, and discover what appeals to your personal tastes and enhances your garden's style. As well as adding beauty and charm, you will be improving the individuality and personality of your garden, to reflect that which is uniquely you.

Submitted by:

Syahrul Azlan Idris

Azlan Irda is a co-founder of http://www.gardendecorforyou.com, where you can get all the best garden d'cor at the best prices. Visit us for all your garden decor needs.



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