2 Ways to Include Garden Accessories in a Hardscape Re-design
Garden accessories offer a wide array of accent products that can be completely customized to accent a hardscape design and enhance your outdoor lifestyle. Whether it’s a flowering pot, garden art, stone bench, garden sculpture, tranquil fountain or an inviting fire bowl, accessories increase ambiance and offer a unique design touch to any outdoor living space.
Using Garden Accessories Effectively
There are so many wonderful garden accessories that can be used to accentuate your lovely outdoor living space. Whether the accessory is a flowering pot, garden art, obelisk, sculpture, stone bench, birth bath or tranquil fountain, each and every hardscape accessory is built to last and can be completely customized. If garden accessories aren’t something you’ve considered before, you may be wondering what are the best ways to use these accessories? There are two major methods. One involves making the accessory the focal point, while the other involves using the accessory to accent a larger focal piece or focal area, such as a paver patio or covered pergola retreat.
Accessories as the Focal Point
Ideally, each outdoor living space should have one or two focal points. Focal points are designed to draw in the attention of guests and help define zoned areas within your yard. They add depth and elegance to any space. In the same way that a 60-inch plasma TV catches the attention of someone walking into the living room, the accessory as a focal point will instantly draw in attention as well.
If your outdoor area is smaller, consider a fountain or a fire bowl centered on a paver patio. The accessory immediately draws in attention and helps define the space in which it’s installed. If you have more square footage to work with, consider accenting a larger hardscape focal point with a smaller garden accessory. A built-in fireplace or fire pit with a fountain accessory adjacent to it makes for an easy way to enjoy both the warmth of the fire and the tranquility of running water.
Using Accessories to Boost the Focal Point
Other times, the hardscape accessory doesn’t have to be the star of the show. It can be a simple garden statue of Buddha, nestled within a flower bed along the main focal point, a paver pathway or walkway. Or perhaps it’s a birth bath that’s been installed on the edge of your turf lawn among the surrounding landscape.
No matter whether you choose an accessory as a focal point or to help accent one- they’re the perfect addition to your hardscape design. Pick and choose from a variety of options, stone colors and even sizes. Each accessory can be customized to meet your style preferences and outdoor lifestyle needs!