Original Ideas to Decorate Your Garden and Terrace

Turn your patio or terrace and garden into an original space. The important thing is using decoration that adapts well to these spaces.
Original Ideas to Decorate Your Garden and Terrace

Last update: 19 June, 2020

The exterior spaces of a house are essential for creating a feeling of well-being for everyone who lives in your home. As a result, it’s important to decorate them to encourage feelings of peace and harmony. Therefore, we’re going to show you some original ideas to decorate your garden and terrace.

These outdoor spaces are usually dedicated to leisure time. Also, they have become spaces for peace and relaxation after a long day. However, to get this feeling of comfort, you need to decorate the area according to your personality.

We’ll give you some tips to make these spaces truly unique.

Bamboo plants and outdoor Feng Shui

You should consider feng shui when it's time to decorate your garden and terrace.

Both on your terrace and in your garden, there should be lots of plants. These allude to nature. The natural elements can bring any space to life. Additionally, they also offer an important decorative function. However, if there’s one piece that is perfect for decorating your garden and terrace, it’s bamboo.

This plant is perfect to decorate outdoor spaces. Also, it supports both high and low temperatures very well. It also doesn’t require too much care or water.

Bamboo that bends is stronger than oak that resists.

-Japenese Proverb-

There are many varieties of bamboo plants. However, if you want to give your garden an exotic touch, these types are the most suitable:

  • Black bamboo is characterized by its tall dark trunks. This is the perfect resource for creating a natural fence to hide anything unsightly.
  • Another great way to incorporate this plant into your terrace is through “lucky bamboo.” This small plant became very popular a few years ago thanks to its elegant appearance and the ease of care. You can incorporate this type of bamboo in an elegant planter filled with stone to truly add to the Feng Shui of the space.

Decorate your garden and terrace with relaxing fountains

Fountains are one way to decorate your garden and terrace.

Water is a fundamental element when you decorate your garden and terrace. This resource can help create a beautiful space for relaxation and meditation in your home. One great way to do this is by installing a fountain.

There are so many types of fountains. The aesthetics of your garden will depend on the type of materials you choose. Some fountains are made of stone or concrete. On the other hand, others are made of fiberglass or plastic resin. We can also found them in different metals, such as steel. However, there are two interesting types – freestanding or wall-mounted.

If you want the fountain to be the main focal point of your garden, you should choose a large, freestanding fountain. On the other hand, if you have a smaller space, such as a terrace, a wall-mounted fountain could be the perfect fit.

Fountains captivate all the senses thanks to their relaxing sound.

Ladders – an original place for your plants

A ladder full of outdoor plants.

Do you have an old ladder that is just collecting dust? If that’s the case, you can turn this ladder into a unique decorative resource. You can turn it into vintage shelving for plants.

This simple and delicate design makes ladders the perfect complement to a retro design. You can just leave the ladder natural, allowing the wood to add a rustic touch. On the other hand, you can also paint the ladder a bright color and create a fun focal point in your garden.

Alternatively, you can make the most of the ladder by expanding the steps. Then, you can create an elegant space to display plants, flowers, watering cans, lanterns, or anything else you want to use to decorate your terrace.

Stone paths to decorate your garden and terrace

A stone path in a garden.

One very interesting design technique is a stone garden path. This helps create a pleasant area to walk through your garden, as well as preventing anyone from walking on and damaging your plants.

To make this path, you can use irregular stone slabs to create a natural appearance. However, it’s important that you firmly place and fix them into the ground. You don’t want them to move and cause any accidents.


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