Setting up your home during summer is the most interesting thing you can indulge in. It is obvious that engaging in activities like outdoor parties, social parties and, more often, charity activities are fun. However, focusing your energy into Garden decoration can be rewarding, and fun!
In this article, we are going to give you tips on how to decorate your garden using little money. We describe the decoration tips that are affordable yet do not sacrifice on your style.
Furnishing the Garden Affordably While Maintaining the Style
Many times we neglect the garden yet we know that it is a vital space of the house. Even when we pay attention, the focus is on the green leaving out its accompanying décor.
While doing this garden furnishing tasks, you have to follow some simple rules or rather precautions. These precautions will help achieve style and maintain the picturesque texture at a lower cost.
When the furnishing is done well and finished, the area will be inviting to the eye and provide you with an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world around. You can spend your time here with friends, and sometimes just yourself for meditation and relaxation.
Creating a Welcoming Garden
Creating a welcoming garden is the first consideration. But let us discuss a few things about gardens.
Before you decorate that garden, consider its size, its exposure, the climatic conditions, and the lighting type.
Making a Garden
There are different types of gardens for you. These include:
The Classic type
This is composed of lawns that have grassy mantles and hedges that are shapely cut in respect to its geometric designs and distinct ornamental areas.
The Rocky type
In Rocky-style garden, the Rocks and stones are precious elements that are often part of the landscape of a garden, either because they were originally there or because, artificially, they are placed to increase interest, the originality of the design and the harmony of the set. Using plants to enhance and beautify the rocky effect of a garden.
The Rustic type: This type has an affinity for country flora that creates an aura of natural country life.
The Zen/Japanese type
This is the type that is inspired by the oriental culture. It is composed of plants, rocks, and water which are all deemed to be components of man’s excursion into eternity.
Tips on how to Affordably Beautify the Garden
Now that you have decided on which type of garden you want, start pondering on how to decorate it.
The most economical way of decorating the garden is the use of recycled materials. These materials, funny enough, create adorable and special distinctiveness.
Tip #1: You can reuse a car or bicycle wheels where you color them beautifully and plant in them. These materials are readily available and do not cost much.
Tip #2: you can use wooden boxes as tools of garden decoration. You put favorite plants like basil or parsley into the boxes thus creating a beautiful kitchen garden.
Tip #3: you can recreate space where you can sit using the pallets. You can sit here, relaxing alone or with friends and this creates a very friendly and natural, unique environment.
With these tips, you can see that creating a decorated garden does not require much money but creativity.
Is your garden decoration unique?
You don’t have to look like everyone else. The idea of copy-pasting what others have done does not make you stand out from them not give the best feel where you can stand and say, “Wow, this is the best!”
Areas to Focus on
Enrich your garden decorations by infusing paths in your plans. You can easily do this by using materials like gravel, rough stones, wood, or even tiles.
Apart from paths, introduce lighting in the mix!
This requires a well-organized way of letting the lights highlight the paths, flowers and their colors. This accentuates the beauty of your garden thus setting it up as an abject of cynosure for your neighbors.
Highlight the entrance area by decorating it with beautiful bushes, stones and livening it with sprouts and low shrubs.
Don’t forget the gazebo area. This is the canopied area for those who may not know it well. Here, select materials that are warm and welcoming. These materials include wood, which is readily available, economical and plays a role that no other material can.
Lastly, check and recreate the barbecue area. This area turns a dull garden into a lively one, highlighting a sense of welcome and hospitable to the eyes. This area is a popular one when you organize a party and it will not be good to forget it.
Decorating that Garden
Your garden decoration should appeal to both the young and the old. This calls for attention to details, fixing the small areas here and there but at an affordable price.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Don’t forget to include the fountain in your garden. Apart from creating beautiful scenery, it can act as a watering point for birds and other small animals that make the garden a natural haven.
- If you have old drawers around, don’t throw them away in the name of decluttering. Use these to decorate the exterior of the garden. Let them dangle on the branches of the trees and in them, put old books, glass bottles or fill them with sand just to enrich the beauty.
- You can also consider using the old sink to decorate your garden by planting in it your colorful and eccentric flowers. These flowers will definitely light up your garden once they blossom.
- You are free to use colored plastic bottles to decorate your garden instead of considering to throw away. The idea is pretty simple: fill them with sand/soil, then plant flowers in them and hang as many of them as possible on the wall thereby lighting up the dark areas of your garden.
The idea of use and reuse is a welcome one. If you try these tips, you will achieve a stunning outlook for your garden while spending less. It is not always about money when it comes to decorations but your creativity. Enliven your garden this summer by being creative and using the available materials that would have otherwise considered trash.