A beautiful garden is the perfect entryway for your own personal heavenly abode, if put together with some care and love. You do not need pots of money to have a pretty garden, some love and dedication will be enough. For starters, the goal should be to create something naturally pretty, which should not look too contrived. With this goal in mind, you can start with setting up a proper entryway for your garden, to give it a proper finished look.
A perfect gate can set the right mood for the garden by lending it a romantic charm. Try and choose a quaint, antique iron gate, if possible, with intricate metal work for that extra edge to your garden. Once the outermost gate is done with, even if your garden space is not very large, try and adopt a connected pathway sequence for your garden. A sequence of connected passageways and discrete corners will add a sense of mystique to an ordinary space, along with giving it an impression of being larger than it is. You can use iron arches and gates covered with vines to create demarcated passageways.
You can use garden ornaments to further enhance the effect your garden can have on your mood. Some decorating ideas for garden ornaments include iron bells hung from trees, antique looking lanterns placed on stone shelves and, for that extra edge, you can also hang a mirror onto one of the walls. Place the mirror in a way that it is right above the lantern so at night it can reflect the lantern's golden glow. This brings us to one of the most important aspects of your garden décor, the perfect lighting.
Every garden has the potential to transform itself into a romantic getaway with a little help from its lighting. Nothing beats natural moon light but we do need a little help from well-placed electric spotlights. You can also use hanging lanterns from trees to make it look more authentic and romantic. We suggest you start putting our tips to practice while we return with more ideas in the next month's issue to jazz up your garden!