Put the finishing touches on your unique patio design with extras that help you achieve your own look. Just as patio rugs help define your outdoor living space and make it feel more like a room, so will outdoor decor items such as wall art, sculptures and planters.
Hang Something that Catches the Eye
Wall decor adds beauty and personality to your backyard or porch and can add interest to expansive, blank outdoor walls of your home.
- Outdoor Wall Art – There is a wide variety of styles and selections in outdoor wall art. Many metal options lack frames and can be described more closely as wall sculptures. Dynamic and sometimes whimsical, browse tinted metal selections in beachy, tropical or geometric themes. Carved wood and woven wall hangings are popular ways to lend a natural or rustic feel, but will benefit from the protection provided by porches or sheltered by generous overhanging eves. Distressed and hand-painted seaside signs add a nautical flare that whisks you away to the relaxed feel of vacation at the shore.
- Thermometers – Keep tabs on outside temps with a decorative indoor/outdoor thermometer. For the most accurate readings, hang the thermometer out of direct sunlight with some exposure to the elements. If you install the thermometer in a location that is visible from inside your house you’ll always know what to expect before you head out.
- Clocks – Time can fly by while you’re enjoying the pool or playing in the backyard. Mounting an oversized outdoor clock adds beauty to your wall or fence while helping your family keep track of the time. Select an oversized clock you can read easily from across the yard. An appropriate size also helps create better visual balance for the open space on your outdoor wall. For even more functionality, look for models that combine both a clock and thermometer.
- Suncatchers – Whether crafted from stained glass or crystals, suncatchers add sparkle and intrigue to your yard or southern-facing window. Hang these beauties where they can catch bright light during the day and enjoy the dancing colors created by the prisms or tinted glass.
Large and Small Planters Build Atmosphere
Layer your space with multiple sizes of plants to build a lush feel in your outdoor space. Whether you are on the balcony of a high-rise or have a patio nestled in the middle of a vibrant garden, adding plants in planter pots or boxes creates a dynamic quality to our outdoor living spaces.
Planters can be used to define different outdoor “rooms” or to break up a large, blank wall or fence. Grouping smaller plants on shelves and plant stands or adding a living wall of resilient ornamentals can make even the most arid locales feel more vibrant.
Use an oversized planter to create a special focus area, or create vertical interest with tall plants on your patio.
Choose the planter material that accents your patio style the best. Colorful glazed ceramic vessels can tie into your patio color scheme, while unfinished terra cotta pots or wooden planter boxes offer a rustic look. Steel planters can look modern, industrial or add rural charm. Planter boxes and stands in wrought iron can add an Old World or traditional flair.
Adorn your Garden with Statues and Outdoor Sculptures
Add subtle touches or a bold centerpiece to your garden or your patio with an outdoor sculpture or statue. Crafted from metals like steel, bronze, molded resin or stone, sculptures add finesse to your yard. Choose abstract modern art styles for a contemporary home, or select playful animals or gnomes for a whimsical touch. Replicas of classical sculptures set a refined tone and angels create a peaceful feel.
Small outdoor sculptures can be placed on a side table or garden stool to enhance your patio seating area. Larger pieces can stand beside planters, by garden paths or on a pedestal as a focal point.
Crafting your Unique Look
Just like when you are adding décor accents to the rooms inside of your home, putting the extra attention into details in your outdoor living rooms create warm and welcoming spaces that you’ll want to make the most out of. Whether you are adding details to your side porch, back deck or garden patio, extras like wall art, planters and sculptures create a look and feel that will keep you heading outside to enjoy the beauty and space that surrounds your home.