The smell of earth, the singing of birds, the vibrant colors of flowers and butterflies. Did you feel the peace? For it is this feeling that a garden at home is capable of offering. Surrendering to such a space brings inspiration and invigorates the moods. Learn more about garden decor:
And do not think it takes too much to have a garden at home, that little bit of nature can be planned in many ways and its maintenance is relatively simple. However, some detail and care must be taken into consideration in order to make the most of this place.
And that's what we're going to talk about in this post. We will offer you tips on how to assemble and decorate your garden, no matter if it is external, vertical or winter. Just a reminder: The tips below serve both a direct garden on the ground and a potted garden. Come on?
Garden decoration: how to assemble
1. Time and dedication
A garden, no matter how small, requires a minimum dedication so that it is always beautiful and well taken care of. So the first thing to be evaluated is how much time you can afford to take care of your garden.
From this, you can calculate the quantity and type of plants that best suit your conditions. For example, cacti, succulents and Swords of St. George are easy to maintain and suitable for those who do not have much time.
2. Prepare the site
Set the location that will serve as the garden. Check in this space for light and shade conditions, humidity and ventilation. This information is important in determining which plant species will fit best on the spot.
Generally spaces with direct lighting are great for growing flowers and fruits. Low light and indirect lighting are ideal conditions for foliage. For a garden to always look beautiful, it all depends on several factors. So these early definitions are so important.
3. Planting and garden maintenance
The first thing to do before putting your hand on the ground is to prepare the soil. Find out if the type of plant that will make up your garden needs soil fertilizer or grittier soil, for example. Once the soil has been prepared, it is time to put the seedlings.
Watch out for proper irrigation, the plants can suffer both from lack and from excess water. Do not forget to do periodic pruning. They are important in keeping the plant healthy.
And, finally, regularly tend your garden. To make this task easier, note the date of the last and the next fertilization on a calendar.
Tips for decorating the garden
1. Choice of plants
Taking into consideration the above information, choose the plants that you want to have in your garden. You can choose the garden style that most suits your home and your personality. It can be tropical in style, with ferns and banana trees in the garden or rustic with wild flowers.
For a more romantic style, opt for roses. The lavenders give a Provencal touch to the garden. Foliage is more sober, neutral and adds a green touch with elegance. The Japanese style is guaranteed with bamboos and azaleas. Learn more about Japanese garden .
Another option is to make a garden only of herbs and medicinal herbs or, even if you have space, grow vegetables and fruit trees.
2. Garden furniture
The most suitable furniture for garden are the wood or iron, both the resistance and the finish that combines well with green areas. Wicker or sisal chairs and tables are also widely used in gardens for their aesthetic value. Both materials are very sturdy and waterproof.
You can also make furniture using pallets, crates and tires, for example. These materials harmonize well with gardens, and give a touch of sustainability to the place.
Even in a small garden it is possible to use furniture, watch out only the proportion of each one so that it does not disturb the circulation. Benches and chairs are great for relaxing and contemplating the garden, while the tables invite for a tea or a snack. The important thing is to leave the garden warm for you and your family.
3. Elements for decorating
A garden need not only have plants. Other elements combine well with the environment and add a touch of warmth and comfort. Stones, for example, can create paths through the garden or serve as protection for the soil, allowing it to remain wetter for longer. You can choose between the traditional white pebbles or opt for the river stones, for example.
Water sources are also a good demand for gardens. They bring calm and tranquility, providing a good moment of rest.
Vases are also indispensable items in the gardens. Even more in the vertical gardens. So, choose them with care and attention. The clay or ceramic are very indicated, as they allow a better exchange of temperature and humidity between the earth of the vessel and the external environment. They also help create that rustic look in the garden.
But still, there are those glass, which leave the environment cleaner and more sophisticated and plastic vases that are also very common and are available in a huge variety of colors and formats.
However, always use common sense to avoid overdoing the amount of elements in your garden.
Artificial lighting is highly valued in landscape projects. It imparts grace and charm to the garden during the night. Today, there are several ways you can light your garden. LED bulbs are more indicated because they are more resistant and economical.
The illumination colors may vary, depending on the effect you want to cause. Yellowish lights are more welcoming, while the bright ones brighten the garden.
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The lights can come on the floor, inlaid and directed to the plants. In this case, it is advisable to lighten the larger plants to produce a more beautiful visual effect. There is also the option of using pontoons or mini poles to signal the path or even use LED hoses to bypass the garden, illuminating it completely.
Let's now check out decorating ideas for each type of garden:
Outdoor garden decoration
Outside gardens enhance and value the beauty of the home. Because it is generally larger, this type of garden allows a more complete decoration with furniture and other elements. You can also compose the space with stones, pots and a larger mix of plants.
A detail to be thought of in the decoration of outdoor gardens is the lighting and the area of coverage, important item for the hottest or rainy days. Check out the pictures:
Garden decoration: cover
Picture 1 - A covered area guarantees the contemplation of the garden even on rainy days.
Picture 2 - The central area of the garden was partially covered with slats of wood.
Picture 3 - O percolated with lateral blinds brings shade and ensures the beauty of this garden.
Picture 4 - Green corridor with cast iron cover.
Picture 5 - Glass cover protects and preserves natural light.
Picture 6 - Pergolado of wood protects the furniture and still serves as support for the climbing plants.
Image 7 - Banks protected by glass cover.
Garden decoration: lighting
Picture 8 - Yellow lamps value the garden at night.
Picture 9 - Lights leave the garden inviting and cozy.
Picture 10 - Dots of light rejoice the garden at night.
Picture 11 - Enchanted Garden: Blue and yellow lights create delicate and romantic effect.
Image 12 - Luminous hoses surround the garden.
Image 13 - Directed lights: in this garden the points of light focus on the larger areas.
Image 14 - Illuminated cascade and mini light posts lightening the hallway.
Garden decoration: pebbles
Picture 15 - The stones of medium and large size delimit the area of growth of the grass.
Picture 16 - The tiny white pebbles highlight the plants of the beds.
Picture 17 - Gravels mark garden area and accommodate vases and furniture.
Image 18 - Small stones supporting the plates that form the path to the entrance of the house.
Picture 19 - Garden of stones: here the plants are in the pots and in wooden beds.
Image 20 - Stones of rustic style contrast with the delicacy of the bamboos.
Picture 21 - Stones skirting the balcony.
Garden decoration: plant and flower mix
Picture 22 - Foliage of different types composes this garden of modern and sober tone.
Image 23 - Space on the wall was well availed with the planting of cacti in different sizes.
Picture 24 - Foliage lining the foot of the trees in a garden of small flowerbeds.
Picture 25 - Mix of colors: in this garden, each color occupies a space.
Picture 26 - Beach climate: Palms are great for outdoor areas, especially at the edge of the pool.
Picture 27 - Garden foliage recumbent in the wall, option to leave the rest of the yard free.
Image 28 - A little of everything: in harmonious doses this garden has cacti, vines, fruit and flowers.
Garden decoration: vases
Image 29 - Priced building with pots in the balconies; every villa can benefit from a green area.
Picture 30 - If you lack space, make your garden potted: the result will be incredible.
Picture 31 - In pots, the bamboos lining the wall and the smaller plants decorate the small yard.
Image 32 - An immense variety of plants can be grown in pots, there is no excuse.
Picture 33 - Elegant vases value the backyard wall.
Image 34 - Vases help to decorate the outside area; choose from the ones designed or made by hand.
Decoration for winter garden
The inverse gardens are the option for those who wish to take a bit of nature indoors. However, it is not all the plants that adapt to this type of garden, since indoors the lighting is not always enough.
The winter gardens have the characteristic of being decorated with stones, fountains and small artificial lakes. And, on account of this, they end up referring much to the oriental gardens.
There are beautiful designs for you to get inspired and to make yours. Just choose the right plants. Check out:
Picture 35 - Only winter garden with me nobody can, a sturdy plant.
Picture 36 - Cozy internal area with bamboo pots, buchinhas and the beautiful zebradas bromeliads.
Image 37 - Glass ceiling brings the necessary lighting to the banana garden.
Image 38 - Plants growing in the middle of stones.
Picture 39 - Wooden benches invite you to moments of relaxation in the middle of the winter garden.
Image 40 - White rhinestones highlight the bamboos of this winter garden.
Image 41 - Glass walls and ceilings are common in winter garden projects.
Picture 42 - On the ground, only the space necessary for the passage of the trees.
Picture 43 - Winter garden in tropical style.
Image 44 - Flowers can also compose the winter garden.
Image 45 - Vertical winter garden.
Picture 46 - Winter garden to be enjoyed from the living room sofa.
Picture 47 - Peace lilies and marantas on the ground; in the vase, the bamboo searches for light.
Image 48 - Pillows on the stones invite you to a tea or coffee.
Image 49 - Lighted sidebeds and, in the center, a small and charming tree.
Picture 50 - Zen garden of real proportion.
Indoor Garden Decoration
An indoor garden basically follows the same characteristics of a winter garden. Both are built indoors and need the same care. But, as said earlier, the winter gardens have a more oriental touch what, an internal garden need not necessarily have.
It is worth mentioning that an interior garden decoration should value contemplation and comfort. Invest in it.
Image 51 - Light from this inner garden comes from the cast elements.
Picture 52 - Garden on the balcony to be contemplated from the bedroom and even from the bathroom.
Picture 53 - Jardim interno de taiobas.
Image 54 - Garden banana trees invade the bathroom.
Image 55 - Glass ceiling with openings brings light and ventilation in the measure for this garden.
Image 56 - White stones from the garden contribute to the clean look of the house.
Image 57 - Green corridor indoors.
Image 58 - Garden under the stairs: a place that can always be well taken advantage of.
Image 59 - Garden throughout the house: vases can be scattered around the rooms.
Picture 60 - Bambus are always welcome to compose the interior decoration.
Image 61 - Inner garden proportional to the available area.
Picture 62 - Ferns with orchids: relaxation and elegance in the same garden.
Picture 63 - Inner garden with artificial lake.
Image 64 - Bed to bring life to the environment.
Picture 65 - Garden inside the room: stones, shrubs and small trees make up the space.
Picture 66 - Winter garden with fan palms; stone and wood complement the environment.
Vertical garden decoration
The vertical garden is an excellent option for those who do not have much space in the house and, even then, want to have a green corner. The vertical garden can completely line the wall or come in pots with individually exposed plants.
In this case, the wooden supports are the most used, they allow to accommodate several pots at one time. You can make one yourself or order in the custom-made cabinet. Gardening shops also have varied designs.
With regard to the plants that make up a vertical garden, the rule is the same as the previous gardens. Everything will depend on the light conditions of the space that will house the garden. Inspire yourself on some models:
Image 67 - Vertical garden with varied shades of green.
Picture 68 - A structure to fill the eyes of green.
Picture 69 - Vertical garden that extends by the ground.
Image 70 - Green column in elaborate composition of tones.
Picture 71 - Vertical garden in the bathroom: cat-like climbing vine composes the bottom.
Picture 72 - Singelo and delicate: vases hung by the ceiling form an unpretentious decoration.
Image 73 - Vertical garden of colorful orchids and bromeliads.
Picture 74 - Frequent pruning is important to maintain the vertical garden appearance.
Picture 75 - In a full lining, choose to make defined contours with each plant; the result is much more interesting.
Foliage covered the vases and left the holder hidden.
Image 77 - Vertical garden by the pool.
Picture 78 - Vertical garden can also be used to enhance a wall or a home environment.
Image 79 - Plants on the shelf.
Image 80 - Exterior lined building with vertical garden: a gift for the city.
Picture 81 - The wall that houses the vertical garden is mounted like this: screens protect and hold the plants.