Garden Decor Ideas Because the Flowers Want Something to Look At


Do gardens really need decor? I mean they are full of nature’s decor, flowers. So garden decor ideas might seem a little superfluous.

But, I think a couple of little items in the garden can go a long way to show your personality. Even in the garden.

Also, a little garden decor is handy for filling in the bare spots if you accidentally kill a few plants. Because you forgot to water them. Again.

15 Garden Decor Ideas to Fill in The Dead Spots

My ideal garden would be filled with some green stuff, a few perennials to add some color and one or two decor pieces that really spoke to me

It would be not to fussy and I wouldn’t have to spend hours weeding or deadheading or any of that.

Doesn’t that sound nice? Here are some of my favorite garden decor items for bringing personality to the garden.

Gazing Balls

gazing balls for garden decor in multiple colors

Gazing balls are kind of your traditional starting point for garden decor.

The add color and reflection and it’s the reflection that makes these kind of mesmerizing. Sort of like adding a little jewelry to the garden.

Dibs on that green one, ok? You will need a stand for one of these, unless you choose to leave it on the ground.

Celtic Ring Statue

Circular Celtic garden statue

This Celtic statue is great for a garden. It’s sort of like adding just the right centerpiece to the dining room table.

It makes a statement and it’s interesting to look at, but it doesn’t obstruct the view too much. The flowers are still the show.

As opposed to some dining room table centerpieces that you have to shout around to have a conversation. Or hide behind if you don’t feel like looking at the person on the other side.

Wishing Buddha

Kissing/Wishing Buddha for garden decor

Buddha is a pretty commonly found statue for the garden, but this little wishing Buddha is my favorite.

I don’t know really if he’s wishing so much as blowing a kiss.

Maybe that’s the same thing. Either way, the face here is so perfectly captured. It’s contentment in a statue.

Glowing Spheres

Glowing LED globes for the garden

Spheres are a thing for the garden. We already saw the gazing balls and we’re going to see some metal spheres next.

So you have a lot of choices when it comes to spheres which means you can totally pick whatever matches your unique personality.

If you love these LED glowing spheres for night time garden fun, then I want to come to your house for drinks.

Metal Garden Spheres

Rustic metal spheres for the garden

Here’s the metal spheres. These are obviously a little more subtle than the other round garden decor items we’ve seen.

But that doesn’t mean they are less interesting. These are beautiful for a modern farmhouse garden.

Sometimes it’s good to be subtle.

Pineapple Statue

Pineapple statue to welcome to the garden

Did you know that the pineapple is a universal symbol for welcome?

It is. And that’s what makes it perfect for a garden statue. Welcome people, welcome birds, welcome butterflies.

Only butterflies though. No other bugs. Slugs, stay out.

Pagoda Statue

Pretty pagoda statue for the garden

There’s something so serene about this little pagoda. It’s somehow simple and complicated at the same time.

If you’re into Japanese ornamentals for your garden, then this would be a lovely addition.

It really won’t matter what you’re garden is made up of, though. This will be a great addition to any garden.

Garden Stones

funny vegetable face garden stones

Let’s not forget to decorate the vegetable garden!

If you need to place markers for the stuff you’re growing, why not make them ridiculously adorable markers like these funny painted stones?

Sure you could DIY these, but I mean, you’re already growing the food, it’s ok to buy the markers. Your call.


beautiful blue heron statue

When I write these articles, there’s always one (ok, sometimes two) things that really speak to me. I don’t know if that happens to everyone, but sometimes I see something and I know it’s “mine”.

This Heron is it for me in this article.

It’s exactly what I would love to look at and I feel like if you came to my house and saw it you’d say, “That’s so you”. That’s what I want you to find for yourself.

Stained Glass Flower Garden Stakes

pretty stained glass flower stakes for the garden

If I were doing superlative awards for this list, these pretty stained glass flower stakes would win Best Looking.

They are so pretty! And symmetrical. And colorful and just a delight all around.

I also love that these are tall because adding a little height in the garden is a great idea.

Stained Glass Suncatcher

Kaleidoscope like suncatcher for garden decor

If you have a shady garden and find it difficult to find colorful flowers that will bloom, then a sun catcher like this pretty floral one might be just what you need.

I love the mix of colors here and the design is really interesting.

It reminds me of a kaleidoscope from when I was a kid.

Amish Wagon

Amish blue wagon for displaying flowers

This blue Amish wagon is a lot to love.

The style is great. It’s cute, it’s a great color. It holds flowers.

But think about all of the ways you could decorate with this AFTER the flower season is over. Pumpkins! Christmas stuff! So many things to do!

Hummingbird Dripper

Hummingbird dipper for the bird feeder

A dripper goes on top of your bird bath and makes it super-bird bath.

I love this hummingbird dripper. It’s pretty and the birds will love it.

Plus, you get the added bonus of the water feature and the pretty sounds it will make. If you don’t like water sounds, don’t forget about wind chimes.

Stained Glass Art

Contemporary garden decor

If you’re a little on the contemporary side when it comes to your decor style then this stained glass garden stake is a great choice.

I love the mix of geometrics with classic stained glass. It’s a great mix.

This is perfect for that spot that just needs a little something.

Grow Dammit

Grow Dammit Garden sign

And finally, some word art to encourage your plants. Or yell at them.

I don’t know if this works, but if I start a real garden, I will probably resort to yelling at the plants at some point.

Go Decorate the Garden!

I know I’ve found at least one something that speaks to me in this bunch of Garden decor ideas.

That Heron is just right for me. What is just right for you? If you’re looking for more outdoor decor ideas, check this patio decor ideas post.

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