Great Locations For Art In the Garden

A garden is about so much more than flowers and plants. You can add a great deal of personality and interest to your garden by incorporating art into your design. Some people can be a little nervous about how they can integrate art into their own yard, but once you take the first step you will be hooked. Here are some ideas about where you can put art in your garden.

On a Blank Wall

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Photo by Karen Roe

You know that blank space that you have been wondering what to do with for years? The side of the shed, the garage or your patio wall? Use it to stage some art! There are so many ways that you can use art when you can attach it to a structure. Once you start thinking about the things that you can do to brighten up that blank wall, your imagination will run wild.

You can paint directly on the wall. We know that may sound difficult, but it is easy to use a stencil if you are not confident enough to paint directly onto the wall free hand.

You can also attach a piece of art onto the wall. This is a really easy way to brighten up a blank or unattractive space.

Somewhere Unexpected

Garden art is meant to be entertaining and pleasing to the eye. You can achieve an interesting effect by placing garden art in an unexpected place. There are so many things that you can do. Why not put something fun like a gargoyle, a Buddha or a cheeky gnome somewhere less obvious? Hide something funny in a tree or around a curve in the walk way.

Think Above the Ground

You do not just have to limit yourself to placing art on the ground. Look up to the sky to see how you can incorporate height into your garden. One of the easiest ways to use height is to place something in a tree or hang it from some branches. We love to hang metal ornaments at eye level, so that they draw your eye. Moving objects such as hanging wind ornaments can be a lot of fun and relaxing to look at.

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Photo by Simone Ramella

You don’t have to wait until Christmas time to decorate a tree. You can create year around interest by hanging ornaments and lights on a tree.

Do Not Be Afraid to Experiment

Art is meant to be enjoyed. Do not worry if you think that an idea won’t work – experiment and have fun with the whole idea of using art in your garden. There is no right or wrong answer – you should plan to create something which you enjoy.

You can buy inexpensive pieces or make things yourself, so that you can explore your own sense of style, without having to spend a lot of money on your project. Once you get more familiar with what works for you and what doesn’t, you can branch out into things which cost a little more. There is no need to spend a huge amount of money on incorporating art into your garden design.