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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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Beating the Winter Blues with Animal Garden Sculptures

Depending on the location, February is a month that can mark the end of winter, or a time when we still have to endure cold weather accompanied by short days and long nights. In southern states, the second month of the year often leads into the first mild days of spring. However, up north, rare mild days in February are usually followed by a choice of flurries, freezing rain, and a frozen backyard.

The bulk of the winter might be over but many of us still have to deal with a chronic case of winter blues. Vacations to sunnier, warmer climates are the best remedy, but if we can’t get away, we have to resort to other means of dealing with winter’s final weeks. One possibility is spending more time in a sun room. Whether the room in question acts as a greenhouse or as an enclosed back porch, as long as the place is bathed in sunlight, it can work wonders at this time of year. Decorate that warm, sunny corner of the home with house plants and cheery, summer decor and it might become your favorite spot to read a book, enjoy meals, or just wait until it’s warm enough to venture back outside.

In terms of decor, a vase and urn or two are easy, beautiful ways to showcase flower cuttings that remind us of picnics and walks in the country on warm, summer days. Framed paintings of spring and summer scenes also work well, and we can lend a vibrant look to the sun room by way of beautiful stained glass works of art. Other worthwhile decorations include any number of garden statues, especially ones that were used in last year’s backyard. Take a few of those favorite small garden sculptures out of storage and they can act as a useful reminder that spring will be back in a month or so.

We can also beat those winter blues by shopping for new spring decor. These items can take the form of any type of new statues suited for the backyard, including certain animal garden statuary that look just as lovely inside the home as in the garden. Although the best animal statues are always going to be the ones best suited to our decorating needs and themes, adorable animal sculptures are especially good at lending a fun, cozy touch to their surroundings.

Such “cozy” sculptures can take the form of functional decor like Pancho the Burro Planter and welcome signs highlighted with animals, as well as a variety of detailed, life-like statues. Even small statues can lend a cheerful look, especially when they happen to be sculptures of cute little baby chicks. By merit of their size, these and other versatile and adorable animal statues can be shown on tables and window sills, as well as in a corner or near the back door. When the time comes for decorating the garden, they work just as well near flower beds and as “pets” for garden gnomes.

Other farm animal statues also work well at beating the winter blues, including beautiful sculptures of lambs, hens, and even cute flying pigs! Compliment them with equally cute statues of puppies and kittens to ensure smiles during the final cold stretch of winter. Anything along the lines of the high quality, realistic “Lover Boy” Puppy Dog Statue is a good choice as is cute functional decor like the Bright Eyes Solar Bulldog Garden Statue, or a Jack Russell Terrier Dog Welcome Statue.

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Easy Suggestions to Enjoy Fall Foliage

Happy Labor Day from Design Toscano! Although the official date for this fun holiday is September 5th, many of us have been celebrating since Friday. While we continue with the celebrations tomorrow, we can also think about how we would like to celebrate the season that starts the day after Labor Day. We love fall because it offers a respite from the summer heat, gives us many crisp, star-filled evenings, football season, pumpkins, and the spookiest day of the year. We also love autumn because the trees change color, many of them with dramatic hues of red, orange, and bright yellow.

Fall foliage should always be celebrated. It always seems to come and go quicker than we expected, and varies in different parts of the United States and Canada. To make the most of this year’s fall foliage display, try these ideas:

Look for places with Maple Trees or Aspens: The plants that turn the brightest colors tend to be the ones with the most sugar in their leaves and foliage. This is why sumac turns such a brilliant red hue, and why Sugar Maples are usually the most colorful trees in the forest. If there is a maple grove near the home, keep an eye on it to see when the leaves start to change color. When that happens, go for a drive to the nearest state park and treat yourself to a beautiful fall picnic. Sugar Maples are commonly found in southern Canada and the eastern United States south to Tennessee, and grow in many situations, often near streams and waterways in the Midwestern states. Other species of maples outside of that range can show similar bright colors.

For folks who live in the Rocky Mountain region, Aspens are the trees that show bright fall colors. Look for groves of beautiful gold foliage along streams, parks, and in many areas of the mountains. The gorgeous bright yellow leaves and white trunks are hard to ignore!

Take a drive along quiet country roads: This is probably the easiest way to experience beautiful fall foliage. Check out a map, pick a good secondary road that passes through a rural area with few towns, and go for a drive. Watch the beautiful scenery pass by and stop for a walk in a park, national forest, or have lunch in a cute country diner. Stop to buy apples and pumpkins sold at farms and on the side of the road, and share the experience with the kids or that special person. Better yet, combine the beautiful drive with a hike through woodlands painted with fall colors.

Consider a visit to the Appalachians: Folks who really want to get serious about fall foliage should seriously consider a trip to the Appalachians. Although the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers one of the best displays of fall foliage anywhere, and is probably the most popular place to view autumn woodlands, we can also see fantastic displays in many other parts of this ancient mountain range. Head to any number of rural areas in southern and eastern New York, Pennsylvania and much of the northeast, and mountainous areas in West Virginia south to northern Georgia and you will see spectacular foliage.

Celebrate colorful autumn foliage in the garden: If we have a few trees in the garden, we can also enjoy fall foliage right in the backyard. Take advantage of your own beautiful outdoors and enjoy fall picnics, a good book while seated on lovely garden furniture, or autumn gardening.

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Angel Statues and Gargoyles in the Same Garden?

Summer is in full swing and so is garden decor season. Although most of us began to decorate the backyard as soon as the snow melted, we don’t have to stick with the same set of statues. We can switch things up, or, if we don’t feel like going that route, might still have room for a few more garden sculptures. Guests will be impressed and we can also enjoy the new, fresh look.

Part of that new look can include sculptures that we never dreamed of putting in the backyard. Such statues wouldn’t take the form of low-quality or below-average sculptures, but decor that just didn’t happen to jive with the look we had envisioned for the garden. For example, if we already hoped to decorate the backyard with a combination of cute animal garden statues and gnomes, we might have put off buying that magnificent angel sculpture or various Greek garden statues. If we chose to limit our decor to a garden fountain, one or two metal benches, or Asian-themed decor, we might have put the gnomes back into storage.

However, although the garden might not seem to be suited for certain statues or combinations of decor at first glance, folks are frequently surprised at how good the garden looks when decorated with different types of statues. If the garden is big enough, or just has enough vegetation to create miniature grottoes or other nooks and crannies, we can easily find room for an extra angel statue or two. While one part of the backyard might be dedicated to easy-going decor or garden fairies, another corner of the backyard could host a classic beauty like the Angel of Patience Sculpture.  No matter what other statues we have on display, various angel statues can also make a beautiful statement when displayed next to the pool.

Statues of angels can also fit in with just about any type of decor when they are already part of a fountain, or work as wall decor. Two such examples are the Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture, and the Santa Croce Angel Wall Frieze. Both lend a lovely statement when displayed on garden walls or in a place of business no matter which types of statues are shown in the garden. In fact, these beautiful angels would still look just as impressive even if the backyard was decorated with a Bigfoot statue or other types of decor that represent the realm of myth and fantasy.

Some might also find it surprising that Gothic decor often looks great when shown with statues of angels. Many actually consider angel sculptures to be a type of Gothic decor although that really depends on the eye of the beholder. Nevertheless, one type of Gothic statue often looks right at home when sharing a backyard with statues of angels. Although we might not expect it, gargoyle statues work very well when shown with angel decor. Both types of statues have a similar origin that date back to the Middle Ages, and despite their very different appearance, both also share the same ramparts of many Gothic cathedrals. When displayed in the same backyard, they entertain and lend character with their classic contrast between good and evil, and work well in any backyard.

Even an angel as magnificent as the Grand Basilica Praying Angel Garden Statue can share a garden with something as intimidating as Silas the Sentry Gargoyle Sculpture although we might want to put them in separate corners of the backyard.

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The Best Way to Pick Out an Angel Sculpture for the Garden

One of the main difficulties for decorating the garden is choosing decor. If we can’t get past that first step, the backyard is going to look pretty plain. However, at the same time, we can’t jump at the first statues and other garden decor items we come across because that will probably result in a backyard decorated with cheap, below average statues, or a hodgepodge of items that end up diminishing or even tarnishing the character of the backyard. When picking out decor for a new summer garden season, it’s worth it to stop and think about what we would like to display in the backyard and how we would like to showcase those items before we even think about purchasing that first statue.

For example, a good place to start is with decorating themes. A tropical flavored garden can be a summer time hit, especially for folks who love to throw parties and grill outside. A fantasy-themed backyard is also made possible with a bevy of dragon and gargoyle garden statues, Celtic sculptures, and other unique decor. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to classic sculptures either, and that’s where angels come into the picture.

Sculptures of angelic beings have played a standard role as decor for gardens, cemeteries, and plazas for centuries. Although most are found in churches and cathedrals, they are also seen in Victorian gardens and in any backyard where beautiful, classic decor is appreciated. We also see a variety of angel sculptures because they come in more forms than most people expect. We hope that these suggestions will help in picking out the best angel statue for the backyard:

Centerpiece statue or smaller decor: One of the first main things to consider is the size of the angel sculpture. Browse a good selection of angel statues and we find quite a few large angels, several medium-sized sculptures, and more than enough small ones to choose from. If we buy a large angel like the Grand Cathedral Angel Sculpture, it could easily act as majestic centerpiece decor. However, if the backyard isn’t big enough to host an angel of this size, it might be better suited to the smaller yet just as elegant Angel of Patience Sculpture. Or, we could go smaller still with a couple of cherub sculptures or an easy-going Resting Grace Sitting Angel Sculpture.

Which type of angel? Before buying an angel, we also need to be aware of the different types of angel sculptures available for the garden. There are eye-catching, impressive angels suitable for a cathedral, praying angels, motherly angels that walk with or hold children, shy angels, child angels, and more artistic representations of heavenly beings like the “Extended Grace” Angel Statue. In choosing the type of angel, we should always keep in mind how it will complement or fit into the general decorating theme, as well as if we would like to use it as an interior statue during the winter months.

Where to show the angel? Before picking out any angel sculpture, we also need to think about where we are going to put it on display. Do we want to put the statue in a quiet corner of the garden to act as inspiration for contemplation? Or, will it look better when placed shortly after the entrance to the garden? Envisioning where each angel looks best will help us pick out the best one for the garden.

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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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The Best Garden Decor for Summer

The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, it’s hot outside, and it’s hard to believe that we were scraping snow off our cars earlier in the year. Summer is here and there’s no better season for baseball, pool time, and other forms of outdoor fun. Anyone who does any amount of gardening also knows that summer is when we work the backyard to turn it into a beautiful, peaceful oasis that might include a Koi pond, rows of vegetables, ornamental bushes and trees, and displays of beautiful garden statues.

Although just about any high quality statues will look great in a summer garden, certain sculptures and decor seem to work better at this time of the year than spring or fall. Follow these tips to decorate the backyard with the best display of garden statues:

Statues of angels: The timeless beauty of quality angel sculptures gives the garden a classy touch at any time of the year. However, some angels seem better suited to warm, summer days than the fresh days of spring, or the nostalgic colors of fall. Whereas the majestic Heaven’s Angel Cast Bronze Garden Statue is a fantastic, heirloom quality sculpture suitable for most seasons, fine sculptures like “Joy, the Flower Angel” Statue work well with the abundant green vegetation of the summer season. There are also angel statues that blend function with classic beauty. One such example is the “Angel of Peace” Reflecting Pool Sculpture, a cute winged cherub that shares a reflecting pool with backyard birds coming to bathe.

Animal garden statues: Sculptures of animals can also lend a lovely look to any backyard. No matter which type of animals one likes, the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for animal statues is to pick out sculptures that are as life-like as possible. Realistic details never fail to impress and make it very easy to admire the beauty of decor like the Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture and the Up a Tree Tiger Cub Statue: Lounging Cub. These carefully crafted sculptures are just two of several, very realistic animal decor items that help add “life” to a summer backyard.

Although statues of wild animals are always a good choice, keep in mind that statues of animals can also take the form of fun, and colorful creatures. Such decor is always the life of the party and includes fun sculptures like the Madame & Monsieur Escargot, Enormous Garden Snail Statue Set, and the “Party Time Pink Flamingo” Statue.

Favorite decor can be a good choice: When we aren’t sure which decor might work best for this year’s summer garden, why not check and see what other people like? Galleries of best-selling garden statues can show a variety of favorite sculptures, statues, and decor, including unique and extraordinary statues like Bigfoot, the Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture, and the adorable Emmett the Gargoyle Sculpture.  These sculptures are favorites because they lend character to any garden, and, despite their eye-catching appearance, also work well with other types of decor. Other sculptures become favorites because they combine beautiful form with function, or are just wonderful works of art for the backyard.

Stick with sculptures that you like: When picking out summer garden decor, the best advice is just to choose the statues and decor that we like the most. For example, if we really like squirrels and other cute little animals, we will enjoy a garden decorated with a few funny statues of squirrels a lot more than one with other types of statues.

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Do Dragons Have a Place in Modern Times?

Dragons! These mythical beasts captivate us with tales of their power, intelligence, cunning capability, and frightening reptilian appearance. Although no one has ever seen a live, fire-breathing dragon, what is it about these mythical creatures that we find so intriguing? No matter how much time we spend searching for dragons, we are never going to find one, nor even evidence that they existed.

Nevertheless, millions of people from a variety of cultures continue to be enthralled by tales of huge, scaled beasts with natural flame-throwing ability and a penchant for magic. Throw greed into the mix and we have a frightening beast that makes regular appearances in fantasy novels, video games, and films.

The idea of dragons has been around so long, we aren’t really sure when they made their first appearance. Some say that dragons made their debut on the walls of the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Among the motifs shown on those old ruins are images of creatures that do indeed resemble a dragon or some sort of small dinosaur. It’s difficult to find a match for any known animal so we can only assume that the artist was revealing the fruits of his or her imagination. The alternative hypothesis is that dragons did indeed exist during the days of Babylon, or that they at least lived on in the consciousness of the Babylonians.

The most likely explanation for depictions of dragons in Babylon, ancient China, medieval Europe, and so many other places throughout history does not involve kidnapped princesses and valiant knights. It is related to the finding of fossils and lack of a proper, science-based explanation. Before the 19th century, when dinosaur bones (or any other fossils) were discovered, any explanation was possible and usually took the form of religious beliefs associated with a global deluge, or, that they were remains of ancient dragons.

In a sense, many of those bones were the remains of dragons, albeit, ones that we refer to as dinosaurs. As far as we know, they didn’t breathe fire nor perform magic, but some of them did come pretty close to descriptions of dragons. Perhaps it comes as no surprise then that China, the country with some of the most prevalent myths about dragons, is the one with the highest number of dinosaur fossils. The deserts of China are a treasure trove of fossils, especially dinosaurs, many of the bones being some of the best preserved dinosaur fossils on the planet.

Many fossils of dinosaurs are discovered in China to this day although we have ceased to believe that they are the remains of dragons. Contrast this to ancient times when people had no concept of the true age of the Earth nor past eras, and it’s easy to see how dragons fit into the equation. All it took was knowledge of common, actual animals like lizards and other reptiles, some imagination (perhaps stoked by various fears), and dragons were born.

However, that brings us to the continued existence of dragons and the modern era. Unlike past ages, we now know that the scaled, winged fire-breathing monsters never existed, and have  good explanations for the appearance of giant, weathered bones. That said, judging by the number of times dragons appear in popular culture (including the popularity of exquisite dragon statues and decor), there’s no question that the mythical, fire-breathing monsters are probably more popular today than they have ever been.

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Five Tips for Showcasing Favorite Garden Statuary and Decor

Favorite decor can take many shapes and forms. Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if there is one thing that unites favorite garden decor, it’s the high quality of the decor in question. A garden sculpture or other decor item often becomes a favorite when it shows a certain rare character, beautiful, life-like details, or other aspect that generates an emotional response. Some of us have a favorite animal statue because the sculpture looks as if it’s going to get up and walk around. Others prefer a stunning angel statue that wouldn’t be out of place in a European cathedral or museum, whereas some folks have a favorite that comes in the form of a small, yet creative and colorful, garden gnome.

No matter which type of garden decor happen to be a favorite, these are five tips to help showcase their beauty:

Display the statue in a prominent spot: Put the sculpture in a place where it can always be seen and its beauty can be enjoyed every time we enter the garden. If that beautiful statue of a child or impressive outdoor water fountain is placed in the middle of the yard or is always in view, it will also make an impression on every garden guest. One of the easiest ways to put the spotlight on a sculpture is by placing it on top of a column or plinth. This increases the height of any sculpture and turns it into centerpiece decor.

Welcome decor: What better way to make an impression that welcoming guests with your favorite, high quality garden decor. Place the sculpture within view of the entrance to the garden and guests can’t help but notice it. The type of decor that greets them might also make an impression on how they perceive their hosts. For example, if they are greeted by an eye-catching statue of a Celtic dragon, they may feel that the owners have a good appreciation of fantasy novels and movies, as well as medieval history. If the “Go Home!” Castle Imp Gargoyle Solar Garden Statue is the first sculpture they see, guests will know that their hosts have a good sense of humor.

Reserve the decor for a secret corner of the garden: Although a favorite statue will always look good when displayed where everyone can see it, we don’t have to show our favorite statues this way. Folks who feel that the statue merits a dignified place of honor can show its beauty in a quiet corner of the garden. This works well for favorite decor items that happen to be memorials for loved ones and pets, sculptures that have personal significance, or a fountain that acts as a private oasis for garden birds. This way, we can also show guests this favorite, private spot and decor when we are ready to share it with them. Likewise, it gives us the chance to reserve that special decor for ourselves and the people who will appreciate it the most.

Right next to the pool: Getting back to displaying decor in a prominent spot, the poolside can be a great place for showing a favorite garden statue, especially if it happens to be a sculpture of a mermaid, crocodile, or maybe even a shark!

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Fun Ideas for New Garden Decor

May is that beautiful transition between spring and summer that also happens to be the perfect occasion to buy new decor for the backyard. However, garden decor doesn’t have to take the same old shape and form as last year. We all have our favorite gnome statues, sculptures, and decorations for the garden, but we can also give the backyard a fresh new look with a few, new, unique additions. This garden season, instead of putting out the same old statues, put a few new items on display to give the backyard a fun, exciting new look.

When picking out new decor, the best place to start is in the garage, attic, or wherever we keep our old decor. Before getting something new, we need to assess what we already have and see where we could make some changes. Get all of the old decor out of storage and see which statues still belong in the backyard, and which ones might be better off in a yard sale. After doing that, pick out the ones you still want to display, keeping in mind that we want to have enough room for at least two or three new sculptures.

Once we have last year’s garden decor in front of us, we can also count how many animal garden statues we have, how many gnomes are there, and if we have enough angel sculptures for this year’s backyard. This assessment will give us a good idea of what to get for this year’s garden and save a lot of time when shopping for new decor. If we don’t have any animal garden sculptures, that would be a good place to start, and there are a wide variety of animal statues to choose from. Fun animal statues can come in the form of flying squirrels, sculptures of monkeys, and even dancing ducks! Dramatic sculptures of animals that remind us of the wild and beautiful side of nature are also possible and demonstrated with depictions of bears, forest animals, and detailed statues of tigers and other big cats.

When taking animal statues into consideration, this might also be the year to add a bronze animal sculpture to our collection of garden decor. A beautiful bronze lends a classic, high quality look to any garden or backyard, and can take the form of a galloping horse, frog, other animals, or even children at play. No matter which bronze we choose, it will give the backyard a fantastic, new look.

Those of us who love gnomes know that we can never have enough, especially when we can choose among high quality, creative gnome sculptures that are painted by hand with bright, enchanting colors. Such gnomes statues can take a variety of forms, including the fun Ringing His Chimes Garden Gnome Statue, and the easy-going Beach Comber Gnome Dude Garden Statue. Some gnomes also make for interesting functional decor, one such example being Stormy the Gnome Gutter Guardian Downspout Statue.

Of course, we can also go for unique, extraordinary decor that will leave a long-lasting impression on every neighbor and garden guest. To do that, look no further than a garden decorated with sculptures of an alien or two, a life-like dinosaur, and a bigfoot statue.

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