Spring is here! With that comes the opportunity to rethink your garden decor. Before planning your ideal spring garden, it helps to ask yourself a few questions like:
- Will you go the classic English garden route, or do something more modern?
- Is your garden going to be where you entertain summer guests?
- Are you planning to grow vegetables, etc?
Once you have a general idea of what your garden will be used for, you can start selecting the perfect garden decorations. Here are 5 super cute spring garden decorations to get your creative juices flowing.
Garden statuary has been a classic addition to gardens for centuries. You may not have the space, (or the budget), to create your own Garden of Versailles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your spring garden the same regal effect.
Choosing the perfect statuary for your garden can add just that touch.
Everything from human figures, angels, animals, or even plants, come in statue form and can be added tastefully to your garden.
Of course, garden statuary isn’t confined only to the classic look. Choose from statuary that’s modern, artsy, recycled, masculine, or simply cutesie. The options are endless.
Statuary is also a great way to add a pinch of your own personality to your spring garden decor. Have fun brainstorming what items you’d like to sprinkle through your garden to add a little merriment.
2. Custom Furniture
No spring garden is complete without the right furniture. Again, this is where knowing the purpose of your garden is important. Before you select the right furniture for your garden, consider the following:
- The space available
- What your garden’s purpose is, i.e. quiet reflection, parties, grilling, children’s play, etc.
- What the weather is like in your area
- The amount of sunlight or shade in your garden
These questions will guide your selection of furniture. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you decide on material, size, location, and design so you achieve the perfect feel and functionality.
It also helps to realize that sometimes furniture serves no other purpose than to look beautiful.
For example, a well-placed chair or delicate bistro set may not be the most functional, but both can add charm and interest to your spring gardening decor.
Custom garden furniture is yet another way to add a piece of yourself to your garden. Chairs, tables, ottomans, umbrellas, even fish tanks, all can be customized to your personal preferences and add beauty and functionality to your ideal spring garden.
3. Water Features
It’s a scientific fact that the sound of running water has a calming effect on the human psyche. It’s often used as white noise or in healing treatments for individuals struggling with anxiety.
Flowing water and water features are a common aspect of spring garden decorations for a reason. The sound of flowing water calms the soul and adds a soothing noise element to your garden.
Some gardeners believe they need a large budget and space to have a water feature in their garden. Fortunately, that’s not always the case.
If your ideal spring garden includes some element of water, but you can’t fit or afford a pond or fountain, worry not! Water features can be as simple as adding a beautiful birdbath.
There are even small fountains available that can be managed via battery.
Whatever your preferences, budget, or space, adding a small water feature to your garden can change the entire feel of the space.
Are you what is known as a “birder”? If your garden is a space for enjoying wildlife as well as plant life, a birdhouse could be a perfect addition.
Attract your own winged neighbors by placing different kinds of birdhouses throughout your garden. With a little research, you can select the perfect birdhouse size and material to attract specific breeds of birds.
Adorn your birdhouse with the right feeder and you could be listening to the hum of hummingbirds all spring and summer. Birdhouses come in such a wide variety of sizes, designs, and colors that choosing your favorite (or favorites), is a fun endeavor.
Of course, birdhouses don’t have to be strictly functional. Sometimes they are more about visual aesthetics than actually housing birds.
Whatever your intended purpose for your birdhouses, they are a fun and potentially creative way to add some pops of color to your garden decor.
5. Unique Planters
Sometimes the least expected item can be used to create the perfect planter. Everything from bike baskets to seashells to coffee mugs, if it fits the aesthetic of your spring garden, you can use just about anything to plant in.
The key things you need for unique planters to be effective are:
- Enough space for soil and plant growth as the season progresses.
- Holes in your planter or spaces for water drainage so your plant doesn’t drown when watered.
- A proper material for the outdoors and water exposure. For example, an old guitar might seem like a creative planter for your favorite flowers, but it would hold up terribly. Be sure to choose unique planters that can actually endure the outdoors and support your plant’s growth.
More Ideas for Your Spring Garden
These 5 spring garden decorating ideas are just the beginning. As seasons change, your garden’s decor should change too. Your options are really only limited to your own imagination!
For more fun spring garden decorating ideas, or general garden decor, browse our new arrivals.
As the old Chinese Proverb says, “Life begins the day you start a garden.” Get your perfect garden started today!