Garden art ideas for all outdoor spaces

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Good garden art can be the key to giving a stylish third dimension to an outdoor space whether you have traditional or contemporary tastes. Garden art in the form of traditional sculpture, a modern vibrant wall hanging or even a creatively painted fence can keep your garden looking interesting and attractive whatever the season.

There are many forms of garden artifacts and designs to choose from. Probably the most popular and easiest to obtain are garden ornaments, such as sculptures, statues, urns and figurines that add extra character to your garden. Classic garden sculptures look beautiful and elegant in traditional gardens and those made from stone will, in time, become weathered and blend into the surroundings. Alternatively, modern or abstract sculptures in shiny materials, bright colours and interesting shapes can stand out amongst the greenery to make a super-chic visual statement in minimalist or urban gardens.

Another type of garden art are water features and these can bring a sense of balance to your garden and appeal to ears as well as eyes. Fountains gently cascading over pebbles or a narrow modular pool lit dramatically can bring a beautiful aesthetic to your outdoor space.

Garden art can come into its own on walls. Think of your garden wall as a blank canvas and let loose your creative side. Go large with a freehand garden mural for a touch of the dramatic, or more controlled with a subtle design to create an amiable background scene for entertaining. Why not paint a wall with a block of colour and hang up a set of planters at different levels in contrasting colours? Or perhaps just a simple garden wall clock in a tactile material is all that’s needed for a harmonious scheme.

Treat your garden art as if you are choosing art for your interior. Think about the environment it will be set in, the materials you’d like to use and the space that you have. Garden art can be used as a focal point to brighten up a bland patio or perhaps be cleverly positioned to offer a pause or stopping point.

The right garden art and garden decoration ideas can provide an individual finishing touch, so take a look at our stylish ideas that will help you transform your outdoor space.

Garden art metal flowers in modern decked garden (pictured)

Display metal garden art windmills in pots of verdant ferns for a minimal (and care-free) flower garden. The painted wall and monochrome fabric work two big trends – grey and geometric – giving the scene an urban and contemporary feel.

Windmills
Blomus at Iqinox

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