Lawns have been the centre stage of gardens since they were first conceived many years ago. Grass provides the perfect green, soft multifunctional surface for work rest and play.
Many garden lovers obsess over their lawns working hard to make them a perfect, consistent surface. As lawns provide a perfect backdrop for other garden accessories it is no wonder lawn decorations are extremely popular.
Lawn decorations can be added to celebrate special events such as Christmas and birthdays. Alternatively lawn decor can come in the form of animal statues or cool garden ornaments.
The range of interesting lawn decorations out there is endless with everything from Halloween decor, elegant statues and funny garden gnomes. From decor which helps frame the lawn or focal points which sit inside the lawn itself we have correlated the best lawn decoration ideas here.
1. La Jolie garden Solar Snail
This charming little snail makes a really cool way to decorate your lawn, flower beds or patio. Just place him wherever you want turn him on and allow the sun to charge him for around 24 hours. The La Jolie solar snail has many small solar lights which glow warm amber and an infections cheeky grin nobody could resist.
2. Metal flamingo ornament
Flamingos have long been admired for their bright pink complexion and elegant but rather whacky appearance. Their amazing natural beauty makes them a typical choice for lawn decorations especially on the edge of flower beds. This metal flamingo ornament is perfect for enjoying the lawn whatever the weather is doing.
3. Stinky garden gnome
Garden gnomes have become a staple of garden lawns up and down the country for generations. They have become a much loved part of the garden with more modern versions becoming ever cheekier and refined. This cheeky and somewhat stinky garden gnome should really take his business elsewhere. However he does work very well as a light heated lawn decoration.
4. Cute pig statue
Pigs are sometimes are not given the credit they deserve for both their intelligence and charm. Being a favourite livestock animal people forget just how cute and interesting they can be. This resin baby pig statue will pull at the heart strings of any garden lover! Even the ones that like sausages! This adorable little makes the perfect lawn decoration to treasure forever.
5. Bashful bunny
Rabbits are a very popular choice when it comes to animal statues and especially for the lawn. Rabbits are charismatic herbivores that are a typical symbol of rural living. Although most gardeners would threat at the idea of rabbits eating their plants there is no risk from the bashful bunny. This resin garden ornament makes a great lawn decoration with its life like aesthetics.
6. Decorative solar rose
These exceptionally lifelike and beautiful garden solar roses are a feast for the senses day or night. These ornamental roses can be staked directly into the lawn or used in flowerbeds. These remarkable lawn decorations can add wonder to the garden at night perfect for weddings and birthday celebrations.
7. Child reading statue
Nothing can be more heart warming than the sight of children quietly reading outside on a warm spring like day. In a day of smart phones and digital devices it is easy to see how quickly our children are losing a sense of inner peace. This charming statue will bring quiet reflection at the most busiest of gardening duties.
8. Dragon lawn ornament
For thousands of years globally there have been cultures which depicted dragons in their artwork and legends. From ancient China to the Middle East and Europe dragons have featured in stone buildings and famous paintings.
It seems humans obsessions with such creatures have never gone away. What better way to decorate your lawn than with this stunning dragon statue.
9. Zombie garden gnome
Zombies have become popular after a series of horror movies and video games immortalised them in our mines. Some of us just love to dabble in the weird, wonderful and downright scary. If it is for a Halloween event or just a bit of fun this is a lawn decoration that will turn heads every time.
10. Sleeping cat
No one can deny that cats are one of our most loved pet choices. It can be hard to see them as the graceful predators they are when they are curled up on our sofas. Or screaming to be fed! The truth is these wonderful animals have us wrapped around their fingers, well claws. This sleeping cat makes a wonderful lawn decoration if you are a cat lover or just admirer.
11. Solar moon light
It would be hard for any person not to be enchanted by the moon and the stars. This garden solar moon light replicates the majestic sight of the moon on a horizon and is powered by LED solar lights. This can simply be staked into the grass to create the perfect lawn decoration day or indeed at night.
12. Wishing well
Although wells have not been a necessity since the dawn of extensive pipe networks we still seem to love them. Perhaps for so long they were our access to life giving water we still crave them in the landscape. Whatever the motivation this wishing well will make the perfect lawn decoration to be cherished forever.
13. Terry the turtle
When it comes to lawn decorations there is nothing quite like exploring the animal world for inspiration. It is not completely certain if Terry is indeed a turtle or a tortoise! However his splendid lawn textured shell will make him blend in well with your garden lawn. Even better there will be no need to find him somewhere to hibernate every winter.
14. Fire hydrant garden ornament
One sometimes wonders what it is exactly about fire hydrants that make them so visually appealing. Anyhow for some weird reason they are and you have to admit this hydrant garden ornament does have some rustic appeal. If it’s just to add a feature or just be different this will become a garden novelty for sure.
15. Watchful Meer cat
There are very few who do admire the team work, family bonding and quirky personalities of Meer cats. These watchful little fellows make perfect lawn ornaments with their amusing upright posturing. Why not give one of these funny ornaments a home in your garden.
16. Solar ant
Ants are some of the most ancient insects in the world. Their collective efforts produce some of the most outstanding feats within nature. However this solitary, garden, solar ant is a bit of a peculiarity.
With its curious look and bright red body it will have your guests amused. Wait until the sun comes down then this solar beauty really comes to life.
17. Solar wind spinner
There is nothing better than watching the raw power of nature within the garden. From a kestrel coming down to take a rodent or sitting at the window watching a thunderstorm.
Any garden gadget which harnesses the motion of the wind is an exciting one. This solar wind spinner will make the garden come alive especially at night.
18. Stainless steel gazing ball
This stainless steel gazing ball will create a whole new dimension to your garden reflecting from the ground up to the sky. This garden novelty will capture the sun’s rays and create a focal point even on the darkest of winter days. Its alluring sparkle will create a spectacular lawn decoration perfect for landscaping of all types.
19. Snowy owl garden ornament
Nobody can resist the charm of owls let alone the godly nature of the snowy owl. These amazing birds of prey are one of the most successful species on earth. Immortalised in life size and a life like resin aesthetic this lawn ornament will become a much loved part of the garden.
20. Black panther garden stalker
When searching for a lawn decoration with the biggest impact who could deny that this is not a contender. The majestic Black Panther is one of the earth’s most efficient predators.
The panther is a melanistic form of either the leopard or Jaguar and one of nature’s wonders. Why not give your garden a touch of magic with this fantastic feline ornament.
21. Yeti statue
For many years men have seen tall hair covered ape like creatures in the remote wildernesses of the planet. Bigfoot or yeti like creatures is reported pretty much all over the world. If you believe in yeti or not you have to admit the idea is sure exciting. This fine representation of the elusive but handsome beast can make an interesting lawn decoration to be cherished.
22. Metal peacock
Nothing in nature can be as unique and amazing as the male peacocks tail display. Peacocks perform this dance to attract a partner during the mating season. The thing is people kind of like it too! It is not really practical for every household to keep one as a pet but you can buy this fantastic metal ornament instead.
23. Magical mushroom lawn decor
Mushrooms are one of nature’s novelties; they spread their networks of mycelia under the ground over large areas. There is so much we still do not know everything about these amazing organisms.
What we do know is some of them have magical qualities with some being very medicinal. There quirky nature makes these ornaments perfect lawn decorations to be enjoyed anytime.
24. Iguana statue
Lizards like this impressive iguana have walked the earth for millions of years. There beauty and somewhat menacing appearance make them so captivating.
Perhaps it is because they are the closet living thing we have to dinosaurs? Well whatever your climates with this resin replica ornament you can enjoy this natural beauty any time. This iguana will have you guests curious as it skulks the edge of your lawn.
25. Standing bird bath
As I am sure we will all agree garden birds have reduced in number over the past few decades. A dramatic loss of habitat and food has led to less of these iconic song birds.
One of the ways we can help them back from the brick is to provide fresh water for drinking and bathing. This standing bird bath makes great lawn decoration while encouraging birds back into the garden.
26. Sitting fox Ornament
Whether you love foxes or see them as a pest you have to admit they are very cute. Even though many people are not overwhelmed to have them in the garden we wouldn’t mind this handsome ornament. This life like sitting fox will watch over your lawn and have people second glancing, wondering if it will take off suddenly.
27. Solar butterflies
Everybody is enchanted by the fluttering of butterflies on the summer time breeze. These colourful insects look amazing during the day but now you can also appreciate them at night.
Why not pin these solar butterflies into your lawn? They will light up the garden at night in the most dazzling way making especially awesome lawn decorations.
28. Japanese blue herons
This sophisticated Japanese blue heron ornament is a perfect match for any garden lawn. The blue heron with its majestic beauty and handsome good looks will make it a focal point. Do you have a garden pond? Even better this garden ornament will look even better reflecting in the water’s edge.
29. tortoise resin garden ornament
Tortoises have always been extremely popular pets and for good reason. These extraordinary animals have remained unchanged in evolution since the dinosaurs.
With stricter pet laws tortoises are not as plentiful as they used to be but you don’t have to miss out. This life like resin ornament will mean there is always a curious little tortoise not far away.
30. Buddha garden statue
There is something about the imagery of Buddha which resonates with so many people. Regardless if they are Buddhist or not we just love sculptures of this iconic figure.
With his iconic warm smile and pop belly we just love him especially in our gardens. Maybe he just makes us feel good about our own waistline? One thing is for sure he makes for perfect lawn decoration, every time.
31. Japanese stone lantern
Japanese stone lanterns or Toro’s were typically used to line pathways around Buddhist temples. The lanterns were traditionally lit with candles and are works of art in their own right.
These beautiful garden ornaments can be wired with electric mains or solar lighting. This makes them a perfect option for decorating the garden lawn or any part of the garden for that matter!
32. Solar flame lights
Solar lights can really set help to bring that extra something special to the garden at night. What makes these solar flame lights unique is the dancing flames add excitement and drama at night. These solar lights are perfect around the edge of flower beds helping to frame your lawn when the sun comes down.
33. Goddess of youth garden statue
The Greek Goddess of youth Hebe was the daughter of Zeus and married Hercules. Regardless if you are into Ancient Greek culture or not you have to admit she makes a good statue. Regardless if you have a classical themed garden or not this work of art is the ultimate historical lawn decoration.
34. Roman column
Large stone columns are typical in Greek and Roman architecture. They were used as a decorate means of supporting large lintels and roofs.
They were so effective that they have been re-used in modern buildings until the present day. Not only do these relics of ancient architecture work well in buildings they look great on garden lawns also.
35. Stone lion statues
Lions have been popular statues since the dawn of architecture and for good reason. Lions are known as the king of the beasts and it is easy to see why.
The male lion with its impressive maine and terrifying stare is an impressive beast indeed. These lion statues will watch over your garden lawn with pride and be the envy of all your neighbours.
36. Celtic fairy statue
There are many different types of fairies in Celtic culture. In fact many people in Ireland today still believe in these spiritual beings.
There is a famous case in Ireland where a whole new motorway rude was moved because it initially travelled through a sacred fairy tree. Whether you believe in fairies or not this statue will certainly bring some magic to your garden.
family reunion sign
What better lawn decoration is there but one than one that welcomes your family and friends quite literally to a special event.
This Family reunion sign simply sticks straight into your lawn perfect for birthdays or just family events in general. Why not surprise them by creating a garden shrine to your family making everyone reflect on how lucky they are to have each other.
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