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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.

Find the best selection of beautiful garden statues and unique decor for the home and backyard at Design Toscano.

How to Create a Tropical Backyard

It’s Memorial Day! We hope that everyone is enjoying this holiday and kicking off the summer season with family and friends. Many of us also mark the beginning of summer by decorating the backyard with a variety of sculptures and garden decor. Whether we happen to decorate the backyard today or plan on doing that next week, we also have to think about how we want to decorate the garden for this summer season.

If we spend a lot of time in the backyard relaxing by the pool, or reading a book while lying back in a hammock, we might want to augment that easy-going feeling with tropical surroundings. That is easy enough to accomplish if we live in Florida, New Orleans, or southern California but a bit more of a challenge for those of us who reside in the Chicago land area, New England, or other places where palms don’t grow. However, turning any backyard into a place with a lovely tropical atmosphere can be done, especially if we use the right set of decor.

Living, natural decor is an essential part of the scene, whether we can cultivate tropical plants or not. In all likelihood, humid, summer weather will actually make it possible to put some tropical plants in the backyard. No, they won’t last beyond August but while those tropical annuals are present, they will play an important role and help us feel like we are relaxing in the West Indies, on a Panamanian beach, or some other permanently hot, beautiful locale.

We don’t need to stick to annuals either when putting tropical plants in the backyard. Potted plants can work well in a garden setting especially such species as figs, dracaenas, and any other number of exotic plants that grow in rainforest and other tropical climates. Even better, when the weather starts to change, we can continue using those plants inside the home.

Since most of our ideas of beautiful tropical places also include a visit to the beach, a pool fits in very well with a tropical theme. Any in-ground pool will work; all we have to do is give it a tropical look with certain types of decor. Polynesian-themed decor is always a good choice, and fun furniture items like the Lono (Tongue) Grand Tiki Sculptural Table can double as a place to put a cold, tropical drink.

Poolside tropical decor can also take the form of mermaid statues, sculptures of dolphins, colorful reef fish, sharks, or such beach birds as pelicans. No matter what we display next to the pool, we want to show sculptures and decor that reminds us of Tahiti or other tropical places where a sea breeze rustles the fronds of coconut palms.

Since tropical themes also go hand in hand with summer garden parties, party decor can also work well. That includes fun furniture in the shape of a crab, hilarious animal garden statues, and any other decor that promotes conversation and good times. That party decor also includes fun lighting, wall decor that adds to the tropical atmosphere of your place, and animal statues of toucans and other tropical birds and sea turtles. Sculptures of life-like alligators or tigers will also add natural drama and keep guests on their toes!

Find the best selection of fun, beautiful tropical-themed decor for the home and garden at Design Toscano.