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New Decor Ideas for the Spring Season

For some of us, spring is here! For others, well, it’s going to be a few more weeks before we see fresh green grass. Nevertheless, in terms of making plans for the garden, the spring season is definitely here because when we think about how we want to decorate the backyard, snow and ice won’t be part of the picture.

If the planning involves nothing more than taking the old garden statuary items out of storage and putting them back in the same spots they occupied last year, then planning isn’t really needed. However, if we want a fresh, new look for the backyard, we need to invest some time and effort into the process. This can be as little as a few hours, or, if we want to give the backyard a serious make-over, a few days. No matter how much or little we want to make changes to the garden, though, we are going to need a few new items. If we want to get really creative, we are also going to have to consider some novel ideas for the decor we display, as well as how and where we show it.

This spring season, try these suggestions to surprise and entertain garden guests:

Unique animal garden sculptures: Instead of sticking with the same angel statues and other garden sculptures as previous years, shake up the backyard scenery with an animal statue or two. Sculptures of animals are an easy way to give the garden a touch of humor, a bit of natural beauty, or to just give it a brand new look. Fun decor like the At a Snail’s Pace Garden Gastropod Statues: Large Snail lend a creative, easy-going look, and fit right in with just about any decorating theme. If we would rather go the cute route, we can’t go wrong with adorable decor like the Prized Pup Statues and other detailed sculptures of cats, dogs, and baby animals.

Flower planters: The garden is an ideal place to showcase natural decor, the most common of which are flowering bushes and plants, and floral arrangements. Although it’s too early to see them come out of the ground, we can still envision where we want them to grow, as well as where we would like to show flower cuttings. In addition to making plans for flowerbeds, we can also purchase new sculptural planters. The Art Nouveau Mystic Maiden Wall Pocket Planter Sculpture and similar detailed decor lend a classic touch of elegance to any garden, and can give an equally fine touch to the interior of the home.

Consider gargoyle statues: The good thing about gargoyles is that they can be displayed in a lot more situations than we realize. Although they often act as essential decor for Gothic and medieval-themed gardens, ironically, gargoyle sculptures also work well with angel statues, other types of classic decor, and a backyard decorated with nothing more than garden gnomes and a water fountain. They can take the form of wicked statues that entertain the imagination, sculptures that welcome guests with Gothic flair, and can also act as backyard wall decor. One such example of classic wall decor is Gnash The Grotesque Gargoyle Wall Sculpture. This intriguing wall decor item looks just as classy on the walls of spring and summer gardens as it does inside the home.

New Asian-themed decor: An Asian garden statue or two can also act as a novel addition to the backyard. Make an impression with beautiful, quality sculptures like the Praying Baby Buddha Asian Garden Statue and the Shenzhan Buddha Garden Statue.

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How to Create a Medieval Garden

There are many ways to decorate a garden and summer is the time to do it. Actually, spring is the best season to pick a decorating theme and highlight the backyard with beautiful garden statues but if that hasn’t happened yet; we can still have a lot of fun decorating it during the summer months. As far as picking a theme, this year, why not go with something different? Instead of a garden with three or four cute animal garden sculptures, why not give the backyard a Gothic look, turn it into a place that pays homage to the plazas of ancient Rome and Greece, or go for a medieval appearance?

If we opt for a medieval-themed garden, we can make the backyard look like green space that belongs to a castle, or like beautiful gardens from our favorite fantasy novels. These are a few ideas and suggestions to help make that happen:

Where to start: When decorating for any theme, we need to start by checking out the backyard to see where decor would work best, and how much space we have. We need to do this before buying garden statues and getting them out of storage to avoid buying sculptures that won’t fit or work with the overall theme. Take a look around the garden and imagine where sculptures would look best as well as functional decor like garden furniture and outdoor garden water fountains.

Medieval garden statues: Since we will be sticking to a medieval theme, we don’t want to get Buddha statues or sculptures that would take us away from that (at least not for this garden). We are better off focusing on medieval decor and sculptures that remind us of castles, keeps, and fantasy realms. For example, instead of putting a modern bronze sculpture on display, try something like the Celtic Circle of Life Sculpture, or the Nature’s Wanderer Sculpture. Classic angel statues also work especially well, along with a garden fairy sculpture or two.

Dragon statues and gargoyle sculptures: Statues of both dragons and gargoyles are near essential decor for any medieval or fantasy-themed garden. These mythical creatures are strongly associated with tales of castles, kings, and magical realms, and add that imaginative touch to help the garden display truly stand out. When guests are greeted by truly impressive gargoyles like Silas the Sentry Gargoyle Sculpture followed by dragon statues like the ©”The Dragon of Falkenberg Castle Moat” Lawn Statue,  they will know that they are entering a unique place with a strong appreciation for fantasy. Crown the medieval atmosphere with a dragon skull or two in the flower beds.

Outdoor medieval furniture: Although sculptures act as the most important part of the medieval display, garden furniture can also play an important role. In addition to augmenting the medieval look, they also provide us and guests with places to sit and rest. A variety of Victorian-themed chairs and benches work well in just about any garden, including ones with a medieval appearance. Put the elegant Roundabout Architectural Steel Garden Bench around a favorite tree, and admire the garden while sharing the magnificent Giant Neoclassical Swan Garden Bench with special garden guests.

Where to place decor: Once we have our statues, furniture, and other garden decor, we have to figure out where they should go. Hopefully, we will already have that in mind but if not, it’s easy enough to pick prominent spots for eye-catching sculptures, and the best places where chairs and benches can be used to admire the backyard.

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