Have you ever been to a garden party and looked around at all the decorations and decor that make the environment inviting and appealing to guests? Perhaps upon returning home you felt that your own yard or garden was inadequate for such purposes and would like to add garden furniture and ornaments to your own lawn to make it more inviting so that you can entertain outdoors on a beautiful evening. What sort of garden decor can you add that will make your lawn more attractive and welcoming to a group of friends and neighbors getting together for a barbecue or pool party?
First of all, understand that home garden ornaments have their places but should not be over emphasized. In other words, don’t use too many different pieces in your design. This can cause the area to feel crowded and bizarre, with guests feeling uncomfortable roaming freely in the yard for fear of damaging or breaking something. However, a single garden ornament may not be enough because it would then seem out of place in the entire spectrum of things and include furniture for comfort.
If you would like to add garden ornaments for the purpose of conversation pieces over cocktails or simply to create a more comfortable, homelike atmosphere, you should be sure to choose items that are tasteful to visitors and pleasing to you. If you don’t like the design or the style of certain garden decor, it’s okay to shy away. Perhaps you like fountains but don’t wish to have a large one placed square in the middle of your garden. Instead, look for smaller, Japanese style fountains that can be placed in the corner for a more subtle addition to your design.
You want the lawn to be inviting for your own purposes as well, so you don’t want to purchase all of your garden pieces with the preferences of others in mind. The basic theme of your home garden should be of your choosing, much the way the home decor inside a room of the house is. After all, your lawn and garden are part of your living space and should be treated as such. Therefore, regardless of the design you saw at your friend’s house with fairies and frogs, you may wish to go a different direction, perhaps basing your design on the human element with small busts of humans and a fountain featuring children gracing your own lawn.
Other considerations for garden pieces that can make your lawn more inviting to guests are comfortable patio furniture with pretty centerpieces. Table with umbrellas are a nice touch for shade from sunlight if you are entertaining during the day, and adding some bamboo torches that provide light and burn citronella to create a perimeter that keeps insects out at night during the heat of the summer can be a great addition. Above all, when choosing garden decor, be creative. There is nothing like a unique piece of art to garnish your yard and drive conversation in a crowd. Wow your friends with your style, and make your yard more inviting with the addition of garden furniture and ornaments that bring out your personality.