Use These Botanical Garden Decor Tips to Make Your Home an Oasis

There is something very reassuring about visiting a botanical garden. It may be surrounded by foliage or take on many colors. Or maybe it’s just nice to be able to enjoy the well-groomed and well-groomed nature, where all the gardening and landscaping was done by someone else. Whatever the reason, if you are into the botanical garden aesthetics, you are not alone.

And if so, why not bring some of these elements and design strategies into your own home and garden? No, most people are unable to build a Victorian glass domed glass conservatory, but there are some more realistic features that you can incorporate into your own space. Here are some to consider, courtesy of Megan Slack ‘s Home and Garden article.

Use more mirrors both indoors and outdoors

You are probably familiar with the classic design strategy of adding a large mirror to a room to make it appear larger than it actually is. Well, in some botanical gardens, like New York, mirrors are placed outdoors for the same reason: to enhance the beauty of flowers and plants, explains Slack.

You can achieve the same effect by placing a mirror behind (or under) some of your houseplants or in different parts of your outdoor garden.

Work with what’s in season

Part of the magic of botanical gardens is that you can visit the same place multiple times a year and it can look completely different depending on the season. Everyone loves spring flowers and fall leaves, but there is a lot to be said for summer shade and winter silence. You can bring this to your home or garden by focusing on seasonal plants and flowers.

Consider adding a body of water

Nothing screams “botanical garden” like bubbling water surrounded by foliage. This is something that you can create relatively easily in your garden at home. And no, you don’t need some expensive fountain with artificial stones: even a large bowl filled with water can be a birdbath (just remember to change the water regularly) and therefore a (main) water element.

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