Who said gardens get all the fun?
Outdoor yard ornaments and accent pieces work just as well indoors when you crave that unexpected pop of interest, texture or style.
Cement finials, metal obelisks, bird houses, feeders and fountains ---yep, in my homes they've all made the transition from the outdoors...in, at one time or another through the years.
Here in my phase three home, they've played a key role in adding an edgy, rough-finished vibe to the traditional bones of this house.
And when it's time to mix things up and add a fresh, new look...out they'll go again to brighten my landscape and exterior spaces.
This cement finial (feature and above), once welcomed family and friends to our front door. Now it works as a beautiful complement to a mahogany shell chest in our foyer.
In my family room, this weathered copper Smith & Hawken obelisk (above), from my Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania home /garden, works perfectly with the room's clean lines, distressed leather sofa and dark hardwood.
Charming, versatile and affordable, yard ornaments and accents are the perfect finishing touch for your home or outdoor room. Check out your local nursery or antique store's new spring inventory, for the season's best selection.
For more ideas on selecting and displaying garden ornaments and accessories--both indoors and out-- check out my board, Outdoor Elements for Great Indoor Styleon Pinterest.
And visit these other Pinterest favorites for even more fresh looks:
The Decorated House: Vintage Garden Elements
Nick McCullough: Obelisk and Trellis