Are your garden fences and walls treated like an art gallery or as a way to define legal property boundaries?
Fences and walls are frequently neglected by the home owner yet they offer an opportunity to create a major design feature in the garden. There is a tendency to try and screen fences with plantings but there is a more creative way to treat your vertical spaces: as an outdoor art gallery.
Here are 5 suggestions to using art on your garden walls:
1. Get your favourite image reproduced onto outdoor canvas and hang on the back of the house, the garden shed or the boundary fence;
2. Install mirrors or reflective metal art to brighten dark areas of the garden and give an illusion of space;
3. Buy some metal garden trellis and fix it onto the walls creating a strong geometric pattern. Train your plants to climb your trellis structure. It is also possible to buy trellis that has been designed with a contemporary style and often look very effective even without plants;
4. Create some outdoor shelves and display items such as glass bottles, tea light candles, found wood or pot plants; and
5 Build a living picture with a vertical garden. Ensure the edges of your vertical garden are distinct from planting beds to create a sharp living wall art piece. A living wall can be made using wall planters such as Woolly Pockets or securing air plants onto the fence (air plants do not require soil and are very sculptural).
Outdoor living is very chic right now. For all the attention people pay to the inside of their homes, people who live in all different kinds of climates are also turning their attention to the outside of their homes. They want to be sure their gardens are as exciting and vital and compelling places to spend their time as their family rooms and bedrooms are. Everyone knows you need good outdoor furniture for this, as well as a good quality grill. But read below for instructions on how to decorate your garden with wall art.
It's not hard to learn how to decorate your garden with wall art. Just look for a natural place to hang some outdoor art. Many people have fences of some kind in their garden. There may be a chain link fence that separates your yard from your neighbor's. Or there may be a wooden fence that shields your garden from other parts of your yard. Perhaps you have constructed a lattice to give certain areas of your garden more privacy. All of these are perfect places to hang wall art so it is visible in your garden.
Even the side of your house might be a good place to consider hanging wall art that can be seen from your garden, if you have seating area anywhere near it. Remember when you pick out your wall art that it is likely to be the centerpiece of your garden. All eyes will naturally be drawn to it. So you want it to stand out and be attractive, but also blend into the natural surroundings. In other words, you don't want it to take over the area. You still want people to notice your plants and flowers, so all this is important to remember when you are learning how to decorate your garden with wall art.