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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Decorating With Rustic Garden Structures

The diversity of garden structures makes them a wonderful addition to any size lawn or garden. Selecting the proper size and type of structure can increase an outdoor living and entertaining space, provide an opportunity to expand a garden or add visual interest and dimension to any landscape.

Rustic garden structures such as a wrought iron gazebo or simplistically styled pergola or arbor can easily be incorporated into a landscape or garden design. When an exterior expansion is not feasible due to space limitations or financial restraints, the addition of a gazebo is a fantastic way to acquire outdoor living space. A gazebo can be furnished and decorated so that it becomes a lively entertainment area, a serene place to relax or an outdoor dining area.

Pergolas and arbors are an ideal way to increase growing space in a small landscape or garden. Vertical gardening is a popular trend that pairs perfectly with arbors and trellises. Adding a vertical structure makes a small area appear more spacious by taking the focus away from the limited amount of ground space and drawing the eye upward toward the awesomely spacious sky. Flowering plants, climbing vines and edibles such as beans, cucumbers and squash can be grown on an arbor or trellis.

Outdoor spaces in urban areas often lack the privacy that is typical of a rural setting. Rustic furnishings have found their way into modern, transitional, cottage and contemporary interior designs. Extending rustic elements into exterior spaces adds a touch of nostalgia to the design. Rustic design tends to encourage relaxation and that is typically one of the main goals of any outdoor living space. The addition of a wrought iron trellis to an urban outdoor space can help create more privacy. Climbing vines can function as a living privacy wall. A small gazebo can become a private hideaway in an urban backyard with the addition of outdoor curtains.

There's an almost limitless number of ways to enhance any exterior space with rustic outdoor structures. Adding some rustic garden art and wrought iron planters can further enhance a landscape design.


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