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Coleen Sharp Backyard July 02nd, 2018 - 23:47:14
Rain chains, called "kusari doi" in their native Japan, make beautiful and practical backyard decor. Although rain chains have been used for centuries in Japan to gather water, these days in the west they're used primarily for draining water from the roof. However they're used, rain cascading down these chains makes stormy weather look and sound a little more cheerful. Usually made from copper or stainless steel, the chains may be simple interlinked loops or more fanciful rows of tulip or lily cups. To use a rain chain, just remove your downspout and put the rain chain in its place. To complete the look, place a matching copper rain basin under the chain.
Backyard decorations can turn unused, boring, or unattractive space into an area of beauty, tranquility, fun, and more. Choosing a theme or style of design is the starting point for creating an impressive and unique backyard. Below are some ideas of themes you may want to incorporate into your space.
The next popular category of lawn décor is water features. Wishing wells and fountains, are backyard decorations that appeal to people of all ages. A large wishing well with a functioning bucket will spark the imagination, and prove to be fun with children. If a more relaxing mood is your goal, the sound of gently cascading water will create a calming environment.
Bird baths are another great way to bring birds into your backyard. Birds enjoy fresh water and keeping themselves clean and a bird bath will draw a good number of birds in as well, be sure to keep the bath clean and the water fresh.
One of the best things about deck post covers is that they come in many different styles and colors. For instance, there are some that have the resemblance of cobblestone and others that resemble bricks, just to name a few. You can choose whatever you like, depending on what suits your desires. This isn't the only great thing about them, though. They can also be used to match or coincide with other décor and features in your backyard.
You may prefer a private backyard retreat for just yourself and your spouse. This could be designed in a small, secluded area of your backyard, near the beauty and tranquility of your garden, or surrounding a relaxing hot tub. The furnishings in your personal backyard retreat can range from a comfortable garden bench, a hammock, or a rejuvenated love seat from indoors.