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Here are 8 great decor ideas!

Hello Spring
Hello Spring

I woke up yesterday and looked out the living room window to a heavy snowfall. I got a cup of coffee and relaxed on the sofa and watched the big, fluffy snowflakes and realized it was probably the last snow of the year in my part of the world. I took a deep breath and relaxed! It was quite beautiful on the trees. It was as though they were saying farewell to each other with a final touch! I then got up and said to myself that it was time to start thinking about spring and the outdoors! I have an area in my yard that I want to convert to a living space, so I started looking for some ideas on what I could use to create an outdoor oasis! Here are my 8 ideas —

1. Garden Benches

This Tree of Life Metal Garden Bench makes any space a lovely place to sit and reflect on the beauty of nature. This sturdy, full-sized garden bench has a powder-coated steel frame with a cast-iron back detailed with a graceful tree and birds.

Tree of Life Metal Garden Bench
Tree of Life Metal Garden Bench

The tree of life is a symbol that represents the interconnection of all living things. That’s why this Tree of Life Metal Garden Bench belongs in the most serene spot in the garden. Enjoy the comfort of curved arms while you observe nature from the best seat outside the house. Easy assembly.

• Steel frame, cast iron back design
• Black powder-coat finish for durability
• Slatted seat, curved arms
• Symbolic tree of life design
• Full-sized garden bench
• An excellent value for its quality and price
• Easy assembly

A Plow & Hearth Exclusive Eucalyptus Wood Love Seat Glider from their Lancaster Outdoor Furniture Collection is crafted genuine FSC-certified eucalyptus grandis. This bench for two makes for great additional seating anywhere – even fitting underneath dining tables.

You’ll notice the many refinements that add up to a superior product: straighter grain; better proportioned seating and dining pieces; thicker frames, legs and arms; and upgraded hardware. A multi-step finish offers a deep, rich color and gorgeous good looks.

Eucalyptus Wood Love Seat Glider
Eucalyptus Wood Love Seat Glider

For maximum enjoyment and use, off-season storage is recommended. Assembly required.

• Updated bench now fits at dining tables
• Made of FSC-certified eucalyptus
• Upgraded design with attractive hardware
• Thicker frame, legs and arms
• Multi-step finish offers a deep, rich color
• Seats two
• Steel mechanism for a smooth glide

2. Flower Pots and Planters

This four-season Valencia Planter is lightweight and practically indestructible. All-weather, high-grade polyethylene planter is a long-lasting, good-looking value – it won’t fade, crack or freeze.

Valencia Planter with Double Wall Design
Valencia Planter with Double Wall Design

The double-walled, tulip-shaped planter is an attractive design you’ll enjoy season after season. Depending upon desired use, drainage holes can be drilled. Made in USA.

• Durable polyethylene construction
• All-weather, indestructible
• Won’t fade, freeze or crack
• Double-walled design
• Elegant tulip shape
• Drainage holes can be drilled
• Made in USA

Place a fern or flower pot in this Recycled Metal Animal Planter, and it’s sure to steal the show.

These fanciful planters feature lots of details in their designs and expressive faces. Suitable for indoors or out, they’ll get noticed wherever you put them.

Recycled Metal Animal Planter
Recycled Metal Animal Planter

Use with a potted plant or plant directly; drain hole in bottom. Distressed copper finish with golden highlights. Handcrafted of recycled metal by artisans in Bali.

• Recycled sheet metal
• Distressed copper finish with golden highlights
• Unique, artistic designs
• For indoors or outdoor use
• Use a potted plant or plant directly
• Drain hole in bottom
• Handmade in Bali by artisans

Inspired by 18th-century wheelbarrows, these garden wagons look great by your porch or in your garden. Fill them with items appropriate for each season – pumpkins or mums in the fall, tulips in the spring, bright geraniums in summer.

Decorative Wood Wheelbarrow Planters
Decorative Wood Wheelbarrow Planters

 Constructed of solid wood with steel legs and a functional wheel. Not intended for direct planting; use a pot, liner or planter to protect the wood. Easy assembly.

• Wheelbarrow planter
• Solid wood construction
• Steel legs and functional wheel
• Easy assembly
• Not intended for direct planting – use with a pot or liner

3. Arbors and Trellises

This Tree of Life Trellis will bring out the natural beauty within your yard or garden. No matter what you believe, the tree of life is a symbol known to most of humankind, representing the interconnection of all living things.

The trellis creates gorgeous support for a variety of plants and flowers. The Tree of Life design is burnished bronze; the frame is black. Sturdy tubular steel with laser-cut design.

Metal Garden Trellis with Tree of Life Design
Metal Garden Trellis with Tree of Life Design

• Symbolic tree of life design for a tranquil yard
• Made of 100% square, tubular steel
• Laser-cut design for a polished look
• Burnished-bronze finish on tree of life
• Black finished frame

Florence Arbor
Florence Arbor

When you want the beauty and style of a classic garden feature without the never-ending maintenance, this long-lasting vinyl arbor is for you. It features the timeless look of painted wood without warping, cracking, rotting or peeling. You’ll enjoy classic good looks and long-lasting construction without painting, staining, sanding or stripping. Just assemble and enjoy for a lifetime!

Bring the romance of the Italian countryside to your garden with our Florence Arbor. Classic meets contemporary with this arbor’s combination of geometric latticework, lightly curved top and subtle accents. Covered with vines and flowers, it will make a show-stopping garden focal point for years to come. Ground anchoring stakes and all hardware included.

4. Wind Spinners

Multi Plume Wind Spinner
Multi Plume Wind Spinner

Look at this Multi Plume Wind Spinner as it enlivens your yard or garden with beautiful color – that moves! The Multi Plume Wind Spinner twirls when the wind blows, showing off bold colors in a variety of hues, recalling feathers from a majestic bird.
Standing over 6 feet tall, this Multi Plume Wind Spinner is sure to make a statement. Just stake into the ground and watch as this spinner brings out the beauty of your entire yard.

• Metal with painted finish
• Charming accents with many colors
• Adds color, motion and height to your garden
• Stakes into the ground

A Butterfly Garden Wind Spinner brings the beauty of butterflies to your yard. This eye-catching garden accent features colorful painted metal design with butterflies, flowers and leaves.

Butterfly Garden Wind Spinner
Butterfly Garden Wind Spinner

 Place it in your front yard or garden for a charming display of color and motion in any season. Sturdy metal construction; bright electroplated finish.

• Metal wind spinner
• Colorful design with butterflies, flowers, leaves
• Spins in the breeze for a great show
• Painted finish is durable, long-lasting
• Sturdy metal construction
• Yard and garden accent

5. Fire Pits

Sturdy, stylish and affordable, this Timberline Fire Pit features a cutout forest design backed with wire mesh. You’ll enjoy the warmth of your fire and the light show as the fire lights up the design.

Timberline Fire Pit
Timberline Fire Pit

 A domed spark guard with handle contains flying embers. Steel fire pit has a durable finish and comes with a poker.

• Fire pit with tree cutouts
• Mesh wire contains sparks
• Domed spark guard and poker included
• Steel with a durable finish

6. Solar Accents

This decorative and functional solar light features an elegant metal scrollwork design with a durable plastic globe.

Hang this Solar Hanging Lantern on your house or deck for instant light without cords. A built-in solar panel absorbs sun by day; lanterns turn on automatically at dusk. Hanging hook and chain included.

Solar Hanging Lantern with Scrollwork Design
Solar Hanging Lantern with Scrollwork Design

• Solar hanging lantern with scrollwork design
• Outdoor light with metal housing and plastic globe
• Built-in solar panel on the top
• Hanging chain and hook included
• Lantern turns on at dusk and run for 6-8 hours

Solar Crystal Jewel Globe with Stand and Chain
Solar Crystal Jewel Globe with Stand and Chain

7. Garden Statues

Accent a pathway, pond or other favorite garden spot with our charming Boy and Frog Statue with Solar Flashlight. This garden statue captures the essence of childhood curiosity as a young boy holds a frog and examines it with a flashlight. A solar panel in the boy’s back absorbs light by day to light his flashlight by night. Crafted of weatherproof, durable resin.

Solar Garden Statue Boy with Flashlight and Frog
Solar Garden Statue Boy with Flashlight and Frog

• Solar garden statue
• Boy with frog garden statue
• Garden statue with solar flashlight
• Crafted of resin for long-lasting outdoor use
• Perfect accent for pond, stream or pathway

This Plow & Hearth Exclusive is a realistic demonstration of cat-and-mouse will attract drivers-by and the locals and (animals!). This quirky Cat & Mouse Stump Lawn Ornament is made of durable poly resin, making it a great outdoor accent.

Cat and Mouse on Stump Lawn Ornament
Cat and Mouse on Stump Lawn Ornament

A mouse attempts to climb kitty, while she fakes oblivion perched on the very-detailed stump. Prop this yard décor on your front lawn, plant flowers around it and peek out the window for a chuckle.

• Poly resin construction with realistic details
• Mouse attempts to climb kitty while she looks away
• Great outdoor lawn decoration
• Plant flowers around it and display

8. Miniature Fairy Gardens

Create a delightful miniature fairy garden with this detailed Solar Thatched Cottage. This weatherproof, resin home makes any miniature garden magical.

A solar panel sits at the back, capturing sunlight during the day to light the windows at night. Tucked among plants and flowers, this house looks beautiful on its own. Add our fairy garden accessories, and you’ve got some serious curb appeal!

Miniature Fairy Garden Solar Thatched Cottage
Miniature Fairy Garden Solar Thatched Cottage

This highly detailed cottage features a chimney, mixed elements and delightful window boxes. It’s the perfect way to start your first or complement your existing miniature garden.

• Resin fairy house with 3D detailing
• Solar panel at back absorbs the sun
• Lights turn on at dusk
• Flower detailing around the house
• Window flower boxes
• A great way to start your fairy garden

This set of 4 Miniature Fairy Garden Flower Pixies are ready to play, cause trouble and explore the wonderful workings of your garden! These charming friends will make great owners for your fairy homes.

Each beautifully detailed sprite sits or stands in a different pose; all are simply adorable. Stage them how you like — they go perfectly with any of the miniature fairy garden homes! Made of durable poly resin for indoors or out.

Miniature Fairy Garden Flower Pixies
Miniature Fairy Garden Flower Pixies

• Made of poly resin
• Playful pixies for garden display
• Each has a different flower
• Two standing pixies
• Two kneeling pixies
• Set of 4

Create a portal to the unknown when you hang these Lighted Fairy Doors on a tree or post. Each door is remarkably detailed with wood grain on the door, ornate hinges, whimsical windows and other decorative touches.

Lighted Fairy Doors
Lighted Fairy Doors

To aid any non-flying fairies in getting up to the door, each one also has a small rope ladder. Plus, the window of each door will light up after dark with a warm glow. Cast in weather-resistant resin for year-round outdoor display, our fairy door is sure to have guests wondering if anyone is at home. Three AA batteries required (not included).

• Fairy door outdoor decoration
• Details such as ornate hinges, whimsical windows, pets and flowers
• Cast in resin for year-round outdoor display
• Hang on a tree, post or wall
• Requires three AA batteries (not included)

Well I am excited for spring to get here so I can start my project with some of these unique and stunning outdoor decor items. So are you ready to create an outdoor oasis? Spring is right around the corner so get ready!



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18 thoughts on “Create an Outdoor Oasis! 8 Great Decor Ideas!

  1. Hi Brenda,

    My wife and I moved into our first home recently. We never had outdoor furniture before so this article is a great start for us to starting our outdoor decorating journey. We were thinking a pergola originally but I do like the look of the arbor you showed. Thanks for the recommendations!


    1. How exciting Tony to be in your first home! It’s a wonderful adventure! And I am so glad I could offer some ideas. Please come back and keep me posted on how the new home is coming along. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Hello there
    Your article is a very eye opener for me as it provided information that I never thought about before.
    The decor of an outside garden is a great thing because physical things like you portray in your article cause certain energy to be there.
    We often don’t understand that decor is not just for the beauty of the eye but for the beauty of something else.
    thanks again

    1. Thanks so much Eli! I am a big one on the “feel” of nature and what it can do to a person, which is wonderful. I am anxious to get outside and start my spring project, how about you! Please come back to visit and I hope you take some of my ideas and create a special place in your yard.

  3. Oh my gosh! This has me so excited for spring! I live in the northeast and it seems like winter is never ending this year! Reading this post really perked me up! I love the look that the arbor creates in a garden and I am really thinking of adding one in my backyard this year. Thanks so much for the recommendation and happy spring!

    1. Hi Jennifer and thanks for commenting! I know you guys have been having an awful winter, but remember, spring is right around the corner! Before you know it things will be green and warm and smell fantastic! My crocus popped up this weekend so I know spring is not far behind. Thanks again and happy spring! 

  4. Very cute and cozy ideas! I really like wind spinners – it looks like the magic of colors and the backyard. Also, fire pits make such a huge difference in the entire look of the area – I love the one you offer, absolutely beautiful! And these decorative solar lights are absolutely brilliant! Thank you for recommendations 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you liked my article Soby! Although it is still quite chilly here in the Midwest USA, I am itching to get outside and start my outdoor project. I love the spinners and the fire pits too.  I also love the fairy garden idea. I hope you come back and visit me again! 

  5. I love the wind spinners, they really catch your eye in a beautiful back yard. Spring is coming and this would make a great addition to my patio. Do you know if they would keep the birds away? I have some humming birds that are nesting in the back yard, do you think it would scare them? Maybe not, I would have to put it on the other side of the yard. What do you think?

    1. Hi Irene! The wind spinners are beautiful aren’t they! They don’t actually make a noise, not like chimes, but there is a slight wind blowing sound with them. I don’t think they would scare a bird but I don’t think I would put them next to the hummingbird nest, just in case. I find the sound very relaxing and soothing and the birds would probably get used to the sound. The only animal I can think of that might get scared would be a cat! They are so sensitive 🙂 Thank you so much for leaving a comment and I hope you come back to visit soon!

  6. Hello Brenda, this was so much fun. I could feel the joy of being outside and creating magical spaces. I so like the concept that anywhere we sit becomes the room of our thoughts and creativity.
    And the tree of life symbol that keeps coming up in your offerings really talks to my heart.
    I would probably opt for all these beautiful things indeed.
    Great article. When we are in nature it doesn’t truly need any ornaments does it? As it provides its own. But embracing the ideas of wanting us to spend more time outside is so very lovely.
    In peace and gratitude, ariel

    1. Hi Ariel, thanks for commenting! I so love being outdoors and feeling nature in and around me. A few deep breaths and I become part of it and not just observing it. The tree of life symbol speaks to me too and I’m glad it does for you as well. I hope we all take in nature as it is meant to be and spend some time each and every day enjoying its beauty! Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back again 🙂

  7. These are great ideas for outdoors. Many of these products are new to me. I stay busy like the rest of us and don’t look around much, so thanks for bringing them to us. I particularly like the frog planter and the boy with the frog.


    1. Hi Tanya! Thanks for leaving a comment. I love being outside and to me these products just have a natural, “nature” feeling. I too love the frog planter and the boy with the frog. They are so whimsical. Again, I appreciate your checking out my site 🙂

  8. This is such a great site, I always seem to find something very unique.

    I was looking for items for my patio and you have some of the best stuff here in this article. I have absolutely fell in love with the firepit and I have the ideal place to put it. The firepit is exactly what I have been looking for and I love the nature design with all of the cut out trees. I think it will be just perfect on a cool night setting outside and enjoying the ambiance of the fire.

    1. Thank you so much for your comments and the compliments! I absolutely love that fire pit too and I think it would provide the perfect outdoor atmosphere on a cool night, so relaxing and peaceful just listening and watching the fire! I hope you do consider it for your yard and let me know how it works out for you!

  9. I am so inspired now! I live in a government flat. Outside our main door, there is a bit of space where we have pots of plants lined and arranged here and there. Quite random. No landscaping done.

    After reading your blog post, I am inspired to change all that. And make it an outdoor oasis.

    So many great ideas! I have always dreamed of a Garden Bench where family and friends can just sit and chill. Also, love the ideas of pretty decorative flower pots and planters. The ones we have are just functional. And love the Solar Accents! Have not heard of these and so glad I got to know about them from you. I love the subtle lights that will light up upon dusk.

    Thank you so much! 🙂

    1. I am so happy you enjoyed my article and it sounds like you found some items you must have! I have an outdoor oasis at my home and quite frankly I don’t know if I could function without it. I can go and sit and relax and the world slows down and any troubles or frustrations I may have just disappear! I highly recommend an outside retreat for everyone. Getting back to nature, even just a little space, can change your outlook on life! Please let me know what you choose and how you like it!

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