If it is given the proper treatment, the outdoor area around your house can become like another room, an extension of the house. Depending on the weather in your area, it can be used all year. Patio heaters that run on bottled butane or propane can also be used to enable people to sit outside at night or in cold weather. Home garden decor is the key to bringing the inside out. There are several types of gardens that can be the starting point. These include formal gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, Japanese gardens and contemporary gardens.
Garden furniture can range from a patio set consisting of a table, four or six chairs and an umbrella, through benches, swings and loungers. A picnic table is often used for eating a meal outdoors. This is particularly nice if the meal is prepared outside on the barbeque. The materials used to manufacture patio furniture include stone, metal, vinyl, plastic, resin, glass and treated wood.
Garden decor goes beyond garden furniture to further accent the hard work you put into your lawn and garden. One item that can enhance the garden is a birdbath. Beyond the obvious feature of bringing birds into your garden, an attractive design can complement your garden very nicely. Although your garden itself is full of plants, planters add another dimension of color and design. To enhance your garden home decor even further, you might consider a water feature such as a water fountain or wishing well.
Adding outdoor lighting extends the usability of your garden even further. Garden lights can be decorative in themselves as well as showing off the features of your garden. They can also be safety features, making sure that nobody steps on your favorite flowers. Garden lights come in many forms. They can be lanterns that you stick in among the flowers, or they can be hung from above. If there is a focal point in your garden that you are particularly proud of, lighting it can enhance it even more. Often this type of lighting makes your garden more noticeable at night.