Much like any other area of your home, your garden décor is an opportunity to turn what is currently ‘a space’ into something unequivocally your own. While any individual piece of ornamentation, statuary, or other decoration may not be unique, the beauty of gardens is that there, more than anywhere else in your home, you have the ability to create something no one else has replicated.
It makes sense really, when you think about it. Your living room will have a TV identical to thousands of others, a couch that was made in a factory somewhere, a coffee table and various pieces of decoration that may or may not be unique, possibly some pictures of your family in it. Aside from the minutia however, the principle players of the décor are not unique items. This is a radically different situation than from a garden, where garden décor is actually more about accessorizing the plants than placing items in places of primary importance.
Thus, even if every piece of garden décor that you place is identical to thousands of others, they are merely setting a backdrop against which your plant life can flourish. And plants, like humans are unique individuals. They can be made even more unique with proper care and an innovative touch, truly transforming a garden into a fantastic escape.
The principle choices in garden décor are usually made around what type of garden you want to care for. A Zen rock garden is not going to feature one of those five pointed stars that became a fad in the decorating world, just like a vegetable garden is not going to include a reproduction of the statue of David. A walking garden makes an ideal location for things like benches, fountains, and statues. It can take a very different tone based on the specifics of your choices. Abstract modern metallic sculptures will give a very different feel from lawn gnomes and plastic flamingos. What they have in common is the ability to accentuate and personalize your garden and give you a sense of creative ownership over it.