Creating a beautiful garden takes careful planning and an eye for design. Combining the perfect plants with eye-catching garden art can help you create a one-of-a-kind outdoor oasis that is not only lovely to look at but that also adds to the value of your home. Here are some tips for designing a beautiful outdoor space.

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1. Stick with a theme.

When choosing garden art, you can create a much more cohesive look by opting for art that is all in the same color family. Avoid choosing a color scheme that is the same as existing colors in your garden. Instead, opt for a color that complements your plants and flowers. Teal or aqua are both good choices since they rarely show up in flowers. Green, on the other hand, should be avoided since it is likely to just blend into the background.

2. Allow your plants to dictate the design.

When adding art to your garden, it is usually best to follow the natural arrangement of the existing plants and foliage. For instance, placing a light-colored garden ornament next to a dark shrub can really make the art pop, drawing attention to it and creating a beautiful contrast.

3. Choose yard accents carefully.

Sculptures, fountains, and other artistic elements can beautifully accent your garden. Make sure that the pieces that you choose are the right scale for your garden. To create a cohesive look, you may want to choose pieces that have repetitive elements to place around the space. Think about the size of your yard or garden when choosing your accessories to make sure that they aren’t too large or overwhelming.

4. Tiny details can make a difference.

Don’t get so focused on the big picture that you forget about the small details. For instance, adding decorative accessories to your tabletop flowerpots can further enhance your outdoor space. Larger yard stakes, on the other hand, can be stuck right into the ground.

5. Enhance your trees with art.

Trees and garden art beautifully complement one another. For instance, hanging sparkling sun catchers from the branches of a tree can create a whimsical atmosphere. A fairy garden tucked away in an old stump can add a touch of magic to your outdoor space. Just remember – if you are planning on attaching something directly to your tree, you should make sure that your tree won’t be damaged in the process. You can find information on the ability of different tree species to heal by contacting the county extension office in your location.

6. Add a fresh coat of paint to your planters.

Paint can transform ordinary pots into beautiful pieces of art. Just be sure to properly prepare the surface by sanding it and applying primer before adding paint. That way, the paint will be able to stand up to the weather.

7. Create a beautiful garden path.

You can use garden art and other accessories to create pathways through your garden. For instance, lining a path with glass mushrooms can add a sense of whimsy and charm to your outdoor space. 

8. Consider adding unique plaques or sculptures or canvas.

Hanging a plaque or sculpture of a face can be a fun way to add character to your yard or garden. There is also a growing trend to have waterproof canvas art in the garden like this from Outdoor Art Pros. If you are going to hang one of these sculptures on a fence or on the side of your shed, make sure that you seal the area around the nail to keep water from penetrating the wood when it rains.

9. Add something shiny.

If you really want to draw attention to an area of your garden, consider positioning something shiny nearby. The shine will naturally draw the eye, helping to create a focal point.

10. Add seating areas throughout your garden.

Don’t just limit your seating to your deck or patio. Instead, create intimate throughout your yard or garden by grouping chairs or benches. Here is a good blog on a layout. These special seating areas provide the perfect place for relaxation.