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Dragons, Gargoyles, and Fairies

Creatures of myth and legend represent the fruits of the imagination, and hearken back to ancient tales told at hearths that kept the wild, unknown fears of the night at bay. Some of those creatures were good, but most were dangerous and best avoided at all costs. They took the form of fierce, scaled beasts, devilish creatures, and other concoctions of frightened minds. Most seem to have been inspired by actual fears of snakes, big cats, and other potentially dangerous animals but a few of the most famous creatures seem to have little relation with known wildlife.

One such creature is the dragon. While serpents do come to mind when speaking of dragons, most depictions of these magical creatures look more like dinosaurs or massive, winged lizards. However, they are much bigger than any lizard, some look rather like a combination of a lizard and a snake, and, in more than a few legends, dragons are highly intelligent, conniving creatures with magical powers. Most are also equipped with their own, personal flamethrower, and, like an evil tyrant, demand tribute from the lands over which they rule.

However, despite tales of dragons and dragon-like beasts in cultures across the globe, those same tales spoke of dragons in the past tense. They were said to be creatures that used to exist but haven’t been seen in a long time. No one knew if they still occurred but they were suspected to persist in remote, wild mountains, vast deserts, and the “wastelands” where few people dared to roam. As such places were explored, no one ever came across a single dragon, and none have ever been found outside the realm of fantasy. That said, the allure of these magical, powerful beasts lingers to this day and we see them in novels, films, and as mesmerizing garden decor like Sword, the Arthurian Dragon Statue.

The gargoyle is another intriguing, magical creature. Like the dragon, this beast is equipped with an array of personal weapons. It has long, sharp claws, a set of fangs, and a fierce, muscled appearance meant to intimidate any who oppose it. Also like the dragon, no one has ever laid eyes on an actual gargoyle other than the ones made of stone that line the ramparts of Gothic cathedrals. Compared to dragons, fewer tales of gargoyles exist, and most would agree that the modern depiction of these strange beasts were invented during the Middle Ages to guard churches against evil spirits while also trying to remind church-goers of the perils that can come from giving way to sin.

Similar to the dragon, nowadays, we see gargoyles in a lot more places than old, French cathedrals. Wickedly fun statues like the Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue can be seen accompanying sculptures of angels and other garden statuary in many a backyard, and some gargoyle sculptures also work well as interior Gothic decor. They can also be seen sharing garden space with what might be the most perilous of fantasy-themed creatures, fairies.

Garden fairies like the beautiful Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculpture are representative of the modern, commonly held, elegant view of these magical creatures. However, before the Victorian era, fairies were never regarded as graceful, cheerful creatures. The old tales that speak of the fairy folk invariably refer to them as either mischievous, easily crossed creatures that should be avoided at all costs, or absolutely dangerous, evil beings that want to harm people. Since far more people swear to have seen and had negative experiences with gnomes and fairies than with dragons or gargoyles, fairies might actually be the most frightening of these three famous legendary creatures.

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Four Interior Decor Ideas for the Winter Months

The holiday season is over and with it comes a promise of cold weather for much of Canada and the USA. In many places, a green garden is a memory covered by a cold, white blanket in the backyard, and, in most places where snow is lacking; it’s still too cold and wet to enjoy the backyard. This will eventually pass but it will be a month or more before fresh green shoots of grass peak out of the garden soil. The good news is that in the meantime, we can fulfill all of our decorating desires right inside the cozy warmth of the home while we make plans for our spring and summer gardens. Try these five ideas to make the most of fantastic interior decor during the cold months of winter:

Indoor statues: Who says that sculptures can only be used outside? Many a refined home also features one or more statues. These can take the form of classic statuary, African sculptures, and even detailed, realistic statues of animals. With dozens of indoor sculpture ideas to choose from, the best statues for a winter home depend on the decorating theme already inside the house. If Egyptian art is on display, eye-catching, quality Egyptian statues like the ©”Isis, Goddess of Egypt” Statue, and larger sculptures like The Egyptian Grand Ruler Collection: Life-Size Thoth Statue lend an additional, stunning, splendid look to the home.

Likewise, a Venus of Arles Sculpture is an easy way to give a touch of class to any home or place of business. This can also be achieved with small statues of angels, a fairy sculpture or two, or other small statues that were used in the backyard during warmer days.

Unique wall decor: Sometimes neglected, often decorated with nothing more than a few average pieces of decor, the walls of the home offer more decorating opportunities than many people realize. This winter season, get creative, think outside the box, and try decorating with various types of animal-themed decor, Egyptian items, and wall sculptures that also work in the garden. We can give character to a blank wall with minimal materials like decals and adhesive patterns, as well as large, eye-catching decor like the Freedom’s Pride American Eagle Wall Sculpture, and augment the classic beauty of other decor in the house with beautiful sculptural wall pediments.

Exquisite lighting: It might be darker during the winter but that’s the perfect excuse to decorate and experiment with beautiful, indoor lighting. We can light up the hallways with medieval-themed sconces that help turn any home into a personal castle, use Gothic-themed lighting to give the place the character and personality we have always wanted, and give the home a lovely vintage look with fantastic floor lamps like the Peacock Goddess Torchiere. Other floor lamps can also be employed to decorate the home with sculptures of animals, dragons, and classic themes. Augment the beauty of those floor lamps with stained glass illuminated pedestals, and exquisite table lamps.

Antique replica paintings: Framed art has acted as classic, staple decor for centuries and with good reason. A beautiful painting can capture nostalgic, timeless scenes, represent a range of emotions, or just lend a lovely look to the rooms of any home. Thanks to the skills of modern day artists, we can also decorate the home with detailed, high quality replicas of paintings seen in museums. These include replicas of Impressionist paintings, works that pay homage to the Renaissance era, and American West themed artwork.

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How to Host a Unique New Year’s Eve Party

Happy New Year! Not quite yet, but sharing this happy phrase with friends and family is only a few days away. Depending on how the change of the calendar is celebrated, it might be accompanied by loud horns, fireworks, party hats, and kisses, or in a more quiet and intimate setting with close family and friends. However you happen to celebrate the end of 2016, we hope that it’s a great time and that you have had a wonderful year.

If you plan on celebrating by hosting a New Year’s Eve party, here are some tips for throwing the most interesting end of the year soiree on the block:

Host a theme party: Instead of the regular New Year’s bash, entertain guests with a party that follows a theme. Throw a party with a medieval theme and we can treat family and friends to an evening that features mead, and appetizers and recipes fit for a king. We can also encourage folks to dress in their favorite royal outfit, to wear a Venetian party mask, and even attempt to host an Austrian waltz contest. The winners get a bottle of champagne or a box of chocolates. For a medieval or Gothic-themed party, we should also remember to decorate with replicas of antique accents and put a party hat on the gargoyle statue.

We could also go with an Egyptian theme whereby guests are encouraged to dress in their best ancient Egyptian styles and wear make-up that would rival that of the pharaohs, or even throw a Wild West New Year’s party. This would require guests to dress as cowboys, Victorian ladies, and frontiersmen, and we could play games like pin the tail on the horse, serve apple pie and appropriate drinks, and host a square dance.

Keep people’s car keys: Since champagne and other libations often play a main role in ringing in the New Year, we want to be extra careful about the safety of our guests. Take people’s keys when they arrive and don’t give them back unless you are absolutely sure that it is safe to do so. This suggestion also leads up to the next one.

Prepare some spare rooms: If we foresee that it would be better for some guests to abstain from driving once the party ends, we should prepare extra rooms and couches for people to sleep on if needed. We need to take care of that well before the party starts because we will probably be having too much fun to prepare rooms after the clock reaches midnight.

Use new and unique decor: Of course we also want to impress guests with the way we decorate the home. In addition to New Year banners and other regular decorations, we could get a new sculptural floor lamp, elegant wall decor, and indoor statues for the party. A bonus of putting out new decor is that we won’t have to put it back into storage on January first either. We can keep using it to decorate the home whether we have the walls decorated with the Little Author Lunette Wall Sculpture, the Ham & Bacon Retro Advertising Pig Sign, or other fun decor.

If we throw a theme party, this is also where we can impress guests with medieval home decor like the Sir Percival’s Illuminated Sculpture and use the King Arthur’s Vessel of Avalon Centerpiece Bowl to serve treats. Guests of Egyptian parties can enjoy the atmosphere of a home decorated with stunning Egyptian wall decor, and luxurious Egyptian furniture like the Cleopatra Neoclassical Chaise.

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Benefits of Antique Replica Furniture for the Holidays

There are dozens of ways to decorate for the holidays. We could go with classic winter themes, highlight the tree with beautiful indoor statues and unique ornaments, and even go with Gothic-themed holiday decor. However, no matter how we choose to decorate, it’s worth it to make use of unique, high quality decor. Eye-catching sculptures and other beautifully detailed decor are an excellent way to augment the holiday atmosphere of the home as well as places of business, and can help turn an average holiday season into one that is beautifully nostalgic as well as enchanting.

One of the ways to make that happen doesn’t just include the strategic placement of garland, wreaths, and wall decor that features trumpeting angels. We can also lend that classic, holiday touch to the home with certain furniture items. Although these can take the form of the Santa Claus Sculptural Glass-Topped Holiday Table and other unique sculptural tables, replicas of antique items can also play a big role. These are some of the benefits that can come from purchasing and using antique replica furniture during the holiday season:

Nostalgia: If there is one holiday season that brings out feelings of longing for the past, it’s Christmas and the month of December. We can’t go shopping without hearing a medley of modern and classic holiday songs and carols. We see displays that feature scenes that hearken back to the Victorian era. Classic holiday films are on the television, and we hear relatives talk about the “old days”. We love to get together and reminisce about holidays from the past, to relive the joy and magic of Christmas and other winter holidays experienced during childhood. By merit of their classy appearance, replicas of antique furniture contribute to the nostalgic atmosphere. Something like the Gentlemen’s Plush Grand-Scale Arm Chair would also act as a perfect seat for Santa.

Antique beauty for a fraction of the cost: The beauty of antique items is one of their main benefits. Chairs and tables were crafted into detailed works of art meant to last, and that’s why we can still collect them to this day. However, since we pay such a pretty penny for authentic, antique furniture that dates back a few hundred years, we probably don’t want to sit on them too much. Contrast that to high quality mahogany replicas that showcase similar, beautiful details and workmanship that can last for centuries, and it’s easy to see why replicas are a fantastic deal. While they are available for a fraction of the cost, they still manage to capture the beauty and essence of pieces fit for display in museums.

Heirloom quality furniture: As with high quality, actual antiques, replicas like the Carved Rocaille Chair and the Avignon Coffee Table are built to last. These pieces are carefully crafted by hand to show beautiful details without making any sacrifices on quality, and can last for many years. Because of this, they will probably act as heirloom items that can be passed down and enjoyed by family members during holiday seasons for generations to come.

Fantastic gifts: As with any stunning item, high quality replicas of antique chairs and tables make wonderful gifts. They will be cherished for the elegant touch they give to the home, for their function, and because they will last for many years. For the people who buy them, they will also be appreciated because they cost so much less than furniture crafted during the 19th and 18th centuries.

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Egyptian Art and Other Extraordinary Gift Ideas

Finding the right gift can be a real challenge. Even if we know about the likes, hobbies, and preferences of the people in question, we don’t want to give them something that they already have, nor an average item that will be easily forgotten or put into storage. Yes, at the end of the day, it is the thought that matters, but we would still rather give something that is truly appreciated. To make that happen, we need to put some time and effort into figuring out what they would like, and then actually finding it. When we do find it, though, the happy look in their eyes will be worth all of the time and effort.

When looking for that special gift, one of the factors that can help is remembering to think outside the box. Instead of rushing into shopping, sit back and contemplate what that special person might like. Look around the house for ideas, think about what they like to do, the books they like to read, the movies they watch, and the games they might play. Browse unique online stores and ask yourself if they would like any of the items you see. Ask yourself if they spend time in the garden, enjoy the outdoors, or would rather stay at home. The more questions we ask, the more likely we will find the best gifts for every person on our lists.

Thinking outside the box can also help us find gift possibilities like Gothic art and Egyptian decor. Although we might not have considered such options in the past, that might stem from being unaware of those possibilities. Once we start to look into high quality Egyptian-themed statues and art, we might find wonderful presents for the people on our gift lists as well as ourselves. This might not be too surprising when we consider the history of the Egyptian genre of decor and art.

Although modern pieces that follow an Egyptian theme have their own unique appearance, they still retain the striking colors and ancient symbols that were seen in the courts of the pharaohs. In other words, they are modern representations of art fit for Egyptian royalty, and perhaps this is why such items still lend a regal touch wherever they are put on display. That royal appeal is also one of the reasons why Egyptian-themed decor and art make wonderful gifts for more people on our lists than we realize.

For example, indoor statues like the Gods of Ancient Egypt Sculptures: Anubis and Horus and the ©”Isis, Goddess of Egypt” Statue lend a striking, classic touch to a desk, table, or bedroom by way of striking gold and jet black colors, and fine details that replicate the symbols and sculptures seen in museums and the tombs of the pharaohs. Because of this, these might be excellent gifts for anyone interested in ancient Egypt, classic art, and ancient history.

Likewise, if that special person loves cats, they will probably like the Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet Sculptures and other striking Egyptian decor with a feline theme. If they like fine decor in general, there’s a good chance that they will love any number of exquisite Egyptian urns, vases, and offering vessels. High quality wall decor also acts as an excellent gift idea, including Egyptian tapestries, fine replicas of antique paintings that show Egyptian themes, and stunning, textured art like the “The Egyptian Pharaoh and His Maidens” Wall Sculpture.  These and many extraordinary, high quality decor items lend an equally high quality touch to any place of residence.

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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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Tips for Decorating the Home with Unique Furniture

Interior decoration is an art form to some and a chore to others. For most, it lies somewhere between a necessity and a fun, creative way to beautify the home or place of business. Those who feel like it’s a chore might change their mind when they realize just how creative we can get with decorating the home. There can be much more to it than giving the walls a new paint job and putting up a few cheap paintings. Decorating an apartment or house can also include statuary, sculptural lamps, artistic lighting, and a variety of beautiful wall decor items including tapestries fit for a royal abode.

We can also leverage just about everything inside a home for interior decor including furniture. Desks, tables, chairs, and other items can be easily used to decorate the home, especially when the furniture items are made with high quality materials and show creative carvings and other features. We hope that these suggestions will help when using unique furniture to decorate any residence:

Unique chairs, tables, and other furniture: Before talking about where to put the furniture, we need to know what type of furniture to get. Unique, creative furniture and other types of decor aren’t usually found in a local mall or big box store. We usually need to visit specialty stores, the best selection being found online. This is where we find beautiful chairs that are replicas of antique items, stunning mahogany tables, and creative sculptural decor like the elegant Neoclassical Male Occasional Table or the wickedly detailed Hastings, the Warrior Dragon Glass-Topped Sculptural Table.  Both of these sculptural tables are very creative yet quite different in terms of style, and this leads us to our next suggestion.

Choose a decorating theme: Since unique furniture items can take a variety of forms, it’s best to settle on a decorating theme before making any purchases. An Egyptian theme pays homage to the regal, ancient beauty of Egyptian art with its striking contrast of bright gold and jet black, and symbols seen on the walls of the tombs of the pharaohs. Egyptian sculptures also play an important role and lend a unique, creative touch to pieces like the Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet Pedestal Statue.

We could also go with Gothic or medieval-themed furniture to help the place look more like a castle or an abode from our favorite fantasy novels. The handsome Lord Raffles Winged Lion Buffet Table and many other items are beautiful replicas of antiques seen in museums and European estates, or, are at least inspired by such works of art. Folks looking for furniture with more Gothic appeal might enjoy sitting in the Dragon of Upminster Castle Throne Chair.

How and where to display furniture: After choosing a theme, we still have to figure out the best way to display those unique works of functional art. Think about where each piece will make the best impact, and where it’s beauty can be most appreciated. For example, if we have a mahogany table, it will make a beautiful addition to a library or reading room, or it could be used as a royal dining table. If we have a new, sculptural chair, it might look best when displayed in a room with decor that pertains to a similar decorating theme. A unique chair or sofa also works well when displayed in an inviting corner of a cozy room, especially next to an equally creative sculptural lamp. Smaller furniture items, lighting, and other decor can be used just after the entrance to a home to essentially greet guests.

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Decorate the Home Like a Castle

We all have our own castles. It might come in the form of a big, historic house, a small yet lovely ranch, or a cozy apartment. It’s true that every person’s cherished home is his or her castle and there’s no reason why we can’t decorate it like one. Visit ancient royal mansions and estates in Europe and we might find windows framed with vibrant stained glass, exquisite antique furniture, and a variety of artistic, medieval accents.

High quality replicas of these and other accents can lend a regal look to any home, and many of these unique decor items are fit for a real castle. Try these ideas to give the home a royal, medieval touch:

Stained glass decor: This type of classic decor is a common feature in European castles and cathedrals. It takes just one look inside the cathedral at Reims to see why it was the preferred means of decorating windows during the Middle Ages. Although the colors might look muted from the outside, the interior of the church is another matter. As the sun shines through those same stained glass windows, we see a stunning display of brilliant reds, blues, and other colors. The hues are so intense, it’s as if the windows were made of rubies, sapphires, and other precious stones. The architects who designed the church wanted to make a long-lasting impression on anyone who walked past the threshold, and this apparently worked quite well because thousands of people continue to feel a sense of wonder when admiring the beautiful stained glass at Notre Dame.

In the home, stained glass can also be used to good effect, maybe not as impressive as in an old, French cathedral, but still enough to give the place a beautiful, classic touch. It can also be put into a home easier than expected. Although we could redo the windows, it’s much easier to decorate with hanging stained glass decor like the Fruit of the Vine Stained Glass Window .

Sconces: During the times of castles and keeps, electricity was centuries away from being invented. For lighting, people had to rely on windows that let in the rays of the sun, and nothing more than lit torches and candles. One side effect of this was the making of sconces and candlestick holders that could take on a variety of creative forms. These were usually crafted with iron and could have a hanging, pendant form, or act as upright candlestick holders. They could also be used to give the place a certain character.

Modern sconces can be made with iron or high quality resin and can be used with the same decorative effect as antique sconces. For example, if we wanted to give the home an easy, medieval touch, we could go with the Marshgate Castle Dragon Sculptural Electric Wall Sconce or the Castle Dragon Iron Wall Sconce for lighting. Beautiful hanging pendant sconces also lend a regal look.

Antique replica furniture: Visit just about any castle and most people notice the decorative chairs, tables, and other beautiful, artistic furniture. Royalty could afford to pay for beautiful furniture and the craftsmen who made those tables and chairs also wanted to make a good impression. The end result was furniture that continues to be shown in museums to this day, and for which antique collectors pay a very high price .These items acted as fine decor just as much as they were functional, and can still lend a lovely look to any modern home.

The only difference is that we don’t have to take part in an auction to acquire beautiful, unique furniture for the home. Antique replicas like the Louis XIV Glass – Topped Cocktail Table are carefully crafted to look like museum pieces, are often made with beautiful mahogany, and are built to last.

Dragon and gargoyle statues: No true castle is complete without at least one bit of dragon or gargoyle decor. We can go with a large gargoyle sculpture, a small dragon statue, or exquisite dragon-themed decor like the Dragons Thorne Twin Sentinel Dragons Mirror.

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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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