9 Tips on Decorating Gardens for New Homeowners

Did you know that gardening can increase happiness, reduce depression, and help someone manage their stress? Whether you have a garden or are looking for a new hobby, gardening can change your life for the better. 


If you are going to be spending a lot of time in your garden (remember it’s better to be a warrior in the garden than a gardener in a war), one of the best ways to enjoy it is by decorating. Decorating your garden to match your vibe allows you to have the perfect place to
drink your morning coffee or relax after a long day.

How should you decorate your garden? Keep reading for 9 tips for decorating gardens. 

1. Match Your Home’s Exterior

One of the best garden decoration ideas is to match your decorations to the exterior of your home. If your decorations match your exterior, you will create a cohesive and more relaxing environment. 

For example, if you live in a beach home, decorate your garden with beach-themed items. You can choose to go with hues of blue, green, and gray to create an outdoor theme that reminds you of the beach. 

On the other hand, if your home is a rustic cabin, try decorating with tin, old farm equipment, and wood accents.

Nowadays, brides are more conscious about their appearance and guest than ever before. They want everything to be perfect on the most special day of their lives, one bride even banned her 98 year old grandmother as she thought she might cause a scene!

2. Use a Simple Color Pallet

If you are new to decorating, you should start by using a simple color pallet. If you choose a risky color pallet, you may not create a cohesive space due to a lack of experience. 

Some of the best colors to choose when decorating your garden include gray, white, black, green, orange, and brown. Choose colors that fit in with the plants you already have and the exterior of your home. 

Remember that you can always choose neutral colors for your main pieces and liven the space up with accents. 

3. Add Outdoor Lighting 

Do you want to enjoy your garden in the evening? If so, you should add outdoor lighting to create a relaxing ambiance. If you want to start small, try lighting up the pathways and seating areas in your garden. 

For a more romantic atmosphere, you can install old-fashioned street lights, lanterns, or fairy string lights. Be sure to coordinate your lighting choices with the rest of your garden design. 

In addition to making your garden look beautiful, lighting for gardens can also help keep everyone outside safe at night and deter crime from happening at your house. 

4. Choose the Right Outdoor Furniture

Do you want to spend time outside in your garden reading a book or taking an afternoon nap? If so, you should purchase outdoor furniture. Outdoor furniture will allow you to sit and admire your plants and garden decorations. 

Be sure to choose furniture that is waterproof, durable, and matches the vibes of the rest of your garden. You also want to choose comfortable furniture. 

5. Add a Fountain

If you love the sound of trickling water, you should consider adding an outdoor fountain to your garden. Trickling water is one of those sounds that help relieve stress. 

If you don’t have a large budget to invest in a full-size fountain, there are many different types of small, affordable fountains that you can choose from.

If you are creative, you can craft your own fountain using pots, garden tubs, stones, pipes, or any other fun materials that you have. Your homemade fountain can become the centerpiece of your garden. 

6. Use Unique Decorations

While traditional garden decorations are nice, you can make your garden match your personality by decorating with unique items.

Pink lawn flamingos are cute, but try making your own decorations using reclaimed wood, pots, stones, old farming equipment, or anything else you have laying around. The possibilities are endless.

If you want a cute alternative to the traditional garden gnome, try making gnome signs instead. You can use gnome stencils to design different signs for the holidays. You can even gift the signs to your family and friends. 

7. Get Creative With Planters

Because gardening is all about showing off your plants, you should get creative with planters! If you are new to gardening, you may be planting in traditional box planters, but there are so many ways to make those planters more stylish. 

If you are short on time or money, consider painting cute designs on your planters. If you have more money, you can trade out the planter boxes for pots, baskets, glassware, or old garden tools. 

8. Add a Beautiful Entrance

Your garden entrance is the first thing you, friends, and family will see when entering your garden. If you want to feel like you are walking through a magical garden, spend some time on your garden entrance setup. 

To create a grand garden entrance, start by making sure your garden has a designated path. You can use pebbles, sand, tile, or stone to create your garden path. Once you have a path, add lighting and plants along the path. 

At the entrance of the garden, you can create a cute little sign, trees, a gate, or anything else that signifies the beginning of the garden. 

9. Don’t Forget About the Birds

One of the best parts about sitting in a garden is listening to the birds. Whether you are an avid bird watcher or you enjoy having birds around, you should create space for them in your garden. 

To make your garden more bird-friendly, add bird feeders and a birdbath. If you love the idea of having hummingbirds, add a hummingbird feeder.

Did You Enjoy These Tips on Decorating Gardens?

Having a beautiful garden is a great way to relax, improve your mental health, spend time outdoors, and start a new hobby. If you are decorating your garden, be sure to stick to your garden decoration budget to create the best garden possible.

Did you enjoy reading this article on decorating gardens? If so, check out the home category for more home design advice!

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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