There are a variety of ways that you can dress up a property with just a little bit of décor and some creativity. Any landscape store or greenhouse shop will have structures for sale that you can purchase to add accents of character to your design. Whether you are looking to add a sitting area or if you are just looking to add something smaller, such as a cement figures – like angels or animals, it’s almost assured that you will be able to find what you are looking for. In many instances, you might even find what you need in an assortment of color choices and sizes!
I have used cement structures to dress up my backyard on more than one occasion. I’ve purchased cement urns in a variety of colors for potted plants, and have even invested in a few religious stone and cement statues. I have a beautiful angel that is constructed of cement, but she is glazed with a metallic coloring, which stands up to weathering.
I also have a very popular statue of the Blessed Mother, which adorns my flower gardens and looks beautiful all year round where she sits. I have also added smaller cement accents to my property in the form of animals that have made the design of my landscape feel more whimsical. Some people might choose to add more colorful creatures, like garden gnomes or fairies to their gardens, and that gives the design a certain degree of color and fun. The nice thing about these types of accent pieces is that when you place them you have no need to worry if they will hold up to the weather. Cement will not blow over in a storm nor will it ‘fade’ in the elements over a hot summer.
Another great thing you can add to your property is a cement ‘sitting area’. Guys over at Concrete Driveway & Patio of Indianapolis have helped me design the whole area. Now, I have seen many numbers of styles and color choices of which you can add to make your property a welcoming place to sit and relax to enjoy the weather or share in a conversation with a friend or loved one. You can purchase stone and cement sitting areas in prefabricated structures, like benches, or you can have a reputable company come in and pour a sitting area for you, to include everything from the patio slab, to retaining walls around the space, and even the furniture itself. When you do this, you can also add a variety of stamped patterns and colors to make a unique design that is uniquely yours. Most reputable companies will offer design ideas to you when you embark on a project such as this.
Incorporating designs and unique touches make your outdoor escape feel more like a “one of a kind” design. When you work with a designer who steps up to the challenges you present to them you might be surprised at what they come up with. Many times, when you decide to hire a professional to assist with your outdoor design needs you have more than just YOUR ideas and insight into what the finished product could become. By hiring someone skilled in this field you now have the expertise of industry professionals who have seen just about everything there is to see and their clear vision can verify if your ideas will work or not. And when you encounter issues in designs, they will have solutions to make things work!
As I mentioned above, stamping is the process of incorporating a pattern into the cement, which gives the look of bricking, stone or patterns that are embossed into the concrete or cement. When you decide to do this to a sitting area and add color you are essentially taking a blank canvas, which is usually grey or white, and (you) open a color palette that can be used to accent the color of your home or its trim work. This is a clever way to add color to your landscape and a way to bring the indoors – outdoors.
There are so many ways you can bring you’re your personality into a design. When you take the time to construct out a plan for your landscape design, you are making a statement about YOU. The efforts you put in will reflect in the finished product and give you something to look at when you are done and be proud to say “Look at what I did!”