Your home is the place where you are able to really relax and unwind. Perhaps you’ve spent time carefully decorating the interior of your home, but are having some trouble deciding what to do with your outdoor space. With a little bit of planning and the right accent pieces, you can transform any outdoor space into a tranquil, relaxing retreat. Whether you have an acre of land or a small balcony, we have a few ideas to help you add some beautiful, natural touches.
Create Focal Points
When you’re planning out your landscaping, consider creating a few key points of interest in your yard. With one or more focal points, you will create a space that captures your attention as soon as you enter the space. One great way to do this is to arrange foliage and decor so that it creates a triangular shape. For example, place a bronze deer sculpture in a lush garden bed and frame it with a few plants that are slightly shorter than the sculpture. Then, create a few smaller triangles around your main focal point for an eye-catching display.
Create a Dramatic Entrance
Your outdoor experience begins the moment you enter your yard. A dramatic entrance does more than enhance your curb appeal, it can also set the tone for the rest of your space. A rustic garden gate can make your home seem even more welcoming. Consider planting a few climbing plants such as roses to add some natural beauty. Other accents, such as outdoor sculptures or unique plants, can create a similar effect.
Highlight Natural Features
The simplest way to create a calm, natural atmosphere is to showcase any natural features in your yard. Some well-placed garden decor can enhance the beauty of a water feature such as a pond or creek. If your home is more of an urban oasis than a rustic retreat, you can still add some natural beauty to your landscaping. A small fountain or an arrangement of plants and natural stones can transform the feeling of any outdoor space.
Ultimately, your outdoor space should reflect your personality, so don’t be afraid to get creative. If you are ready to revamp your space, but aren’t sure where to begin, Poor Man's Bronze has lot's of ideas to consider starting with one piece of decor. Find something that you truly love, and then create a space that is decorated around that piece. Doing this can make the process of designing a large space much less daunting!