When you are decorating your garden, you always want it to be durable, adapted to nature, stylish and easy to maintain. You imagine it like Paradise, and you need as much advice as possible to find your way and your inspiration. Well, I have five key tips for the garden and its decoration with a lot of inspiring photos.
1. Close to Nature
When talking about furniture and decor in the garden, it’s best to choose natural materials and organic materials that will allow you to create a harmonious environment – a decor that match with the landscape instead of being different from it.
So you need materials and decorations that are as close to nature as possible. Beautiful gardens usually have very harmonious and balanced selected elements, and nothing in them screams “modern urban” or “I like aliens, so I made my garden this way.”
2. Motion Lines
Moving into your garden is essential. “Traffic” or motion lines are actually paths from one place to another, past another. If you have a large garden, for example, with beautiful views and landscapes, you can build traffic lines to create a much more vibrant and natural environment.
The paths leading through the garden provide not only a way to get around the area, but also to enjoy all the sights along the way. These lines are also a way to get the eye to the view you want.
The lines of movement do not always have to be straight, they can follow the natural curves of the terrain, follow the contour of a house or roof, or be artfully curved to make a beautiful motion that resembles a winding path in the woods.
3. Keeping the Balance
Like tips in interior design, where the balance is between full and empty (positive and negative) space, the rules in gardens are the same.
Filling the garden with too many decorations or overpopulating it with numerous plants is not a good idea and creates a sense of clutter and chaos. Balance is the key to a beautiful and easily maintained garden that looks spacious and plentiful without overdoing it in either direction.
4. Theme and Style
The secret to truly charming gardens is to choose a theme for them, which means to choose similar and matching garden furniture and decoration.
Similarity in materials, similarity in style, balance in color solutions. It does not matter if you want to have furniture of iron, wood or rattan, the important thing is to be in one style and the same is for decorations.
Of course, if you have a large garden that allows you to separate different areas, front and back yard, then you may also have different style furniture and decorations in the corresponding area. However, for all of them, the first tip should be applied again – they must be made of natural materials, harmoniously fit into the natural environment.
5. Match the Porch With the Garden
Often undervalued, the porch is actually an integral part of the garden. Not so much from the house itself. Having this in mind think of it in the same terms as you think of your garden. Choose the right furniture, materials and decorations for it, match it harmoniously with the overall environment, provide it with shade for the hot summer afternoons and enjoy the view.
Finally, be prepared to maintain your garden.
This is probably the most important piece of advice.
Unlike home, it needs more attention and care because everything is exposed to weather conditions.
Do not allow your furniture and decorations to break down until you pay attention to them. Remember to keep them clean, store things that are inappropriate for the winter in a dry place and with little effort you will have a beautiful garden for a long time.