Design Tips for Lawn Décor and Accessories

Every homeowner knows their lawn is more than just a patch of grass – it’s a blank canvas for thoughtful décor and accessories that transform it into a welcoming and stylish outdoor space.

Whether you’re aiming for a cozy retreat, a play area for the kids, or a sophisticated entertainer’s paradise, it all starts with your design aesthetic. This article explores seven tips for décor and accessories that help you make the most of your outdoor space.

Define Zones with Purpose

Before diving into the décor elements, consider the functions you want your yard to serve. Once you’ve nailed down your ideas, divide your space into zones designated for a specific purpose.

For example, create a lounging area with comfortable seating and a fire pit for evening gatherings, a play zone for the kids with colorful rugs and playful accessories, and a green oasis with potted plants and a garden bench for relaxation. Defining these zones will guide your design and landscaping choices and ensure a harmonious layout.

Choose Durable and Weather-Resistant Materials

If there’s one rule of exterior design, ensure your outdoor décor can withstand the elements. Choose durable and weather-resistant materials like teak, wrought iron, or synthetic rattan, which can endure rain, sun, and changing temperatures without losing their appeal. Weather-resistant cushions and fabrics will also ensure that your seating remains comfortable and inviting throughout the seasons.

Include Elements of Your Personal Style

Infuse your lawn with vibrant colors and accessories that resonate with your style. While avoiding overdecorating is important, you should include a few pieces that reflect your taste and interests. For example, stone animals and accents can add a special charm while making the space uniquely yours.

Throughout December, accessorize for less by taking 10% off various lawn design pieces from Bushelman Supply! 

Create Visual Interest with Lighting

Lighting is a crucial aspect of outdoor design, especially if you enjoy spending summer nights (in addition to warm spring and fall nights) outdoors. String lights, lanterns, and pathway lighting illuminate a space and add an ethereal glow that creates a cozy atmosphere while increasing safety.

To highlight specific features after dark, such as trees or sculptures, use spotlights or uplighting. These low-cost additions make a major impact that your guests will notice and appreciate!

Integrate Water Features

Incorporating water features into your lawn creates a sense of tranquility and dynamic visual appeal. Whether it’s a small fountain, a pond, or a birdbath, water elements give your space a natural, refreshing touch. In addition to those who embrace nature and local wildlife, water features attract birds and other small animals, enhancing your outdoor space’s overall biodiversity.

Don’t Be Afraid of DIY Projects

Some aspects of your yard, like a patio or retaining wall, may be better left to the pros. However, there’s still plenty of space for DIY projects that add a personalized appeal and give you a chance to be creative.

One popular example of an easy DIY project is upcycling old furniture or repurposing materials to fit your lawn needs. There are plenty of online resources you can rely upon for inspiration, so pick an empty Saturday on your calendar and start planning. Remember, personalized elements tell a story, making your outdoor space a special place for you and your family.

Consider Seasonal Adaptability

For Midwest residents, utilizing your outdoor space year-round is a challenge. But if you’re prepared, you can make the most out of those unexpected 60-degree winter days. By investing in furniture covers or removable cushions, you’ll be ready to quickly set up the yard for a gathering whenever the weather allows.

Finally, consider adding native plants to your garden beds to keep the landscape vibrant throughout the year – even in colder months. Many natives offer a pop of red or blue color during the winter, helping to reduce the dull landscape that is an unfortunate reality until spring rolls around.

Begin Your Backyard Project at Bushelman Supply

As a family business, we take pride in designing and installing outdoor spaces that families can cherish year in and year out. No matter your size, space, or budget, we’re here to work with you each step of the way to give you the outdoor living area you deserve.

If you’re considering an upgrade in preparation for spring 2024, get in touch with a Bushelman team member today to start planning.