A garden is a place of serenity, escape, calm. It is a safe haven where you can experience nature and the beauty of your own hard work in putting it all together. You can breathe easier and relax and you let your garden erase all your worries, at least for a little while.
Is your garden lacking some features that make it this perfect safe haven that we’ve just described? Then maybe it’s time to update it a little bit.
You have your plants – whether for consuming or for aesthetics – so what else can there be?
If you want to create a haven, a place of escape, within your garden, then try some of these garden decoration ideas.
When you really want someplace to escape to and relax, your garden offers the perfect haven, but unless you plan on working in it the entire time, you should add some seating. Seating in your garden will allow you to simply sit and enjoy the serenity of your beautiful garden and the ecosystem that it brings.
Some seating options you might consider could include:
- A decorative bench
- Tree stumps
- A cinder block bench
- A hammock
Pick some seating that helps portray the tone you want to feel in your garden.
Lawn ornaments might make you think of the tacky trinkets that “Great Aunt Sue” clutters her garden with, but there are plenty of classy lawn ornaments that can help enhance the aesthetics of your garden.
Do a quick Pinterest search for lawn ornaments or give some of these a try:
- Glass mosaic sculpture
- Abstract metallic sculptures
- Tree stumps with flower pots
- A vintage wagon
- Wine barrel
- Antique watering cans
Find a favorite quote or some inspiring words to put up in your garden on some weather-resistant signs. You can set these on your tree stumps, on a bench, in a nearby windowsill, in your flowerbed, or standing on their own. If you have a vegetable garden, you can use cute signs to label each item.
Here are some fun ideas for different signs:
- Wooden cut signs
- Painted stones
- Painted wooden panels
- Vinyl lettering on a shed
- Hanging signs/Tree signs
Never underestimate the power of some comforting words. They might be just the thing you need in a time of distress.
Invitations for Wildlife
Whether you live off the beaten path or in the middle of a city, wildlife lingers close. Put up some decorations in your garden that invite the nearby wildlife to come enjoy your safe haven. Seeing a butterfly land on a flower or a hummingbird over less than a foot away can bring a sense of joy and peace like you’ve never known.
Some ideas for warmly inviting wildlife into your garden include:
- Brightly colored flowers for butterflies and bees
- Hummingbird feeders
- Squirrel feeders
- Sweet smelling flowers
- Native plants
Just do your research for this one so you are only attracting the type of wildlife that you want to hang around.
Spending time in your garden at night can introduce you to a whole new world. Add some lighting to your garden so you can enjoy it at all times of the day or night, whenever you need a place to escape to.
Here are some fun lighting ideas for your garden:
- Twinkling star lights in the trees
- Solar, in-ground garden lights
- Patio light strings
- Cute lanterns
- Mosaic globes
- Plant spotlights
The possibilities for creating your safe haven garden are endless. Pick things that give you a sense of calmness and enjoy the time spent outdoors.