The search for the right garden ornaments to add a little interest to the garden is always a challenge. Ornaments are the small decorative pieces that when strategically placed add a little extra interest. Many pieces of garden decore almost disappear into the natural surroundings, subtle and refined, others are bold and bright, making a statement.
The interesting part is that every gardener has individual tastes so no two gardens are the same.
In Australia we have so many craftsmen making individual ornaments from such a wide range of materials including metal, stone, glass and wood that we are a little spoilt for choice.
Some of the basic things to look for when selecting a garden ornament include durability and low maintenance.
At nurseriesonline.com.au we hope to provide you with access to the widest range of garden ornaments, both traditional and contemporary.
Outdoor garden decor has developed into more than just a few small statues and garden gnomes placed at random in the garden. We are now looking at decorative and whimsical designs tailored to suit the individual needs of any garden, courtyard or outdoor area.
Elements to consider before browsing the huge catalogues and when choosing garden decor for the Australian garden include style, functionality and maintenance. Consider the following items : sundials, wind chimes and garden art that can be functional such as a decorative planter system or purely decorative items including individual sculpture. Wall tiles can also be an interesting addition to any garden.
Garden Statue Garden decor ideas ranges from small individual pieces right through to larger sculptures and wall decor suitable for courtyards, garden walls and indeed any outdoor shed or wall. Suppliers listed have online catalogs with many interesting works.
The individual nature of any landscape, garden, or courtyard design is what makes it so easy to personalize an outdoor area. Designs may be classical or contemporary, static or moving, bold and distinctive or designed to ‘blend in to the environment’
Material used vary greatly and although aesthetic considerations are important it is well worth taking into account the weathering characteristics of any outdoor pieces. Maintenance may be requires with some materials and not so with others.
In terms of materials used the options are limitless, decorative garden features can be made from steel, stone, glass, timber, terra cotta, wrought iron, stainless steel, concrete, PVC and lightweight.
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