Choosing a garden statue that stands out is a challenging task. So many people get stuck on what kind of statue they can install in their garden. One important factor to consider is the style of our home or garden. This will have an influence on the statue you pick.
There are various garden styles such as contemporary, traditional style and even Japanese style garden. These gardens will blend well with different kinds of statues.
Formal gardens have clear structures, geometric shapes and in many cases, a symmetrical layout. These gardens have their origin in desert areas of western Asia. These gardens are usually protected by “green walls” such as walls covered by climbing plants, fences or hedges. Formal gardens have an atmosphere of clarity and straightness and definitely a degree of simplicity.
The straight lines of the formal gardens create visual axes. It is at the end of the axes where sculptures and other ornamental eye-catching elements are placed. The best kinds of statues for formal gardens are Greek and Roman statue replicas. The statues are placed here. These can include full bodied statues available in all sizes, including human height or even taller.
People who live in the countryside love a natural looking garden. They do not want an overly designed kind of garden. Natural gardens don’t have a lot of gardening restrictions like the formal ones since they are meant to attract wildlife such as pollinators and small animals.
These gardens can do well with small architectural forms and artworks. Various kinds of garden art, traditional figurines and sculptures can be used. The style of statues you use can range from dwarf figurines under shrubs, lions and elephant statues at the entrance, classical to whimsical, such as fairies and gnomes. However, it is important to consider personal taste when choosing a style for a natural garden decoration.
With every generation, things tend to get trendier. As such, modern garden styles are becoming common. With modern gardens the perfect symmetry of geometric shapes synonymous with traditional gardens is replace with asymmetrical shapes.
The focus of modern gardens is entertainment and leisure. As such, the kind of statues for such gardens have to amplify this kind of theme. Metallic structures are a common scene for modern gardens. They are punctuated with stainless steel, corten steel and verdigris bronze.
Some people prefer large outdoor sculptures mostly of verdigris bronze which create a powerful monumental presence. A sphere made from a lattice of stainless steel and painted interior will definitely make your garden stand out.
You may also prefer resin animal sculpture with a modern look. Coming from the ancient world, even in modern times animal genre continues to be a garden statuary favorite among many individuals. They usually offer a fantastic appeal to go with the organic look of the outdoors. People usually associate animal design with spiritual purpose.
Some of the best statues are spheres. They could be metallic, ceramic or concrete. Others are architectural containers with plantings in them.