Best Garden Decorating Tips

Best Garden Decorating Tips

Is your garden in desperate need of reviving? Well, good thing you stumbled upon this little guide then! Every once in a while, outdoor spaces also need a makeover and some beautifying, so here are some of the best, most effective and easiest ideas on how to boost garden decoration and end up with a stylish, cozy and fun outdoor space.

Best Garden Decorating Tips

Create a grand entrance

You want to keep your visitors impressed even before they enter your garden. In order to leave amazing first impressions, you need to create a grand entrance that will make everyone want to check out what’s inside your backyard. Luckily, a cute arbor is all you need! This classic architectural element will always be beautiful and fashionable, but if you want to take a different and more modern route, you can create your own unique arbor. For instance, if you grab some cheap rebar and shape it in an arch, you’ll not only get a super contemporary entrance but also allow your climbing plants to lift up. As long as you think outside the box when it comes to materials, you’ll achieve a big and interesting effect.

Add some protection

If you want to use your backyard no matter the weather outside, you need some protection from the elements. You can go big with a pergola for that classic look or you can take a more modern route and choose practical commercial shade sails that are more cost-effective and super easy to install. These also come in many colors, sizes and shapes and can be useful both during light rain and strong sun. Just place your shade sails over your seating and you’ll enjoy all the comfort of your garden no matter the scorching sun and annoying rain.

Best Garden Decorating Tips

Install a window ledge

If your garden is truly tiny and you very little space to chill and enjoy an evening cocktail or a morning cup of coffee, don’t worry. All you need is a simple wood board, some brackets and a window that faces to your backyard. Install a window ledge and you’ll get your own home bar perfect for small gatherings and drinks for two.

Set up a movie theater

In order to make the best use of your garden, why not set up a small outdoor movie theater for you and your family? All you need is a white shed wall (or white sheet) a home movie projector and some cozy seating and snacks. You and your kids will love family movie nights, especially when surrounded by greenery and fresh air!

Illuminate your space

Most gardens are most romantic and beautiful after the sun sets and they get showered in moonlight and some gentle illumination from your strategically-placed lighting. If you have some trees in your garden, you can hang a few lanterns and turn your greenery into a gorgeous light installation. Another great lighting solution for both aesthetic appeal and practicality is string lights. These are very inexpensive and easy to put up, but their strongest suit is their ability to turn your garden into a real fairytale!

Candles are also perfect lighting additions to your garden, especially citronella candles that will keep all the pesky buzzers away from your seating area. Scented candles will not only mask the smells that attract bugs, but also add a romantic warm glow to your evenings. Arrange a few candles on your table to create a cluster and you’ll have plenty of illumination. Just make sure to be careful with open flame and never leave it unattended, especially near kids and pets.

Install a water feature

The best and more beautiful way to boost ambiance and relaxation in your garden is to add a water feature. Fountains and birdbaths are perfect decoration items: they are small, easy to maintain, fit into every garden and they make a charming focal point. And if you choose a fountain, you’ll be blessed with relaxing sounds of trickling water which is always a plus.

Boost comfort and warmth

Many people don’t even think about adding any fabric outside, but if you just grab a simple outdoor rug and some decorative pillows and throws, you’ll add so much beauty, comfort and warmth to your seating area and the entire garden. If you often have cold weather, even during the summer, you might want to consider investing in a patio heater.

Art it up

You probably have a boring wall somewhere in your garden that might benefit from having some art. If that indeed is the case, take some sturdy frames and create a gallery wall inspired by flora and fauna. You can also fill an empty corner with a gorgeous sculpture and will instantly become a focal point of your garden.

Add some interest and fun

While traditional garden gnomes are still popular, they are not the only ornament you can choose today. Flamingos and peacocks in vibrant pinks and lively blues and greens will add a fun and quirky splash of color to your garden. If you have a huge garden, you can go crazy with ornaments, but most of us are not that lucky when it comes to space. So, if your garden isn’t exactly super spacious, be careful not to overcrowd your space. While ornaments look attractive, too many of them will make your space seem cluttered and disorganized. If you want to avoid going over-the-top, add your decoration gradually.

Pick a few of these garden additions and welcome them to your space. Your garden will certainly come to life and it will attract you and your family to spend more time in the fresh air—it’s a win-win situation!



Amelia Atkins is an author at Smooth Decorator and a fresh architecture student. The love for architecture and design runs in her family and she knew what she wanted to do from a very young age. You can often find her with a notepad in hand, just looking at the clouds, dreaming about the next skyscraper.

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