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Fun Ways to Decorate Your Backyard with a Garden Trellis

Looking for a new and exciting way to decorate your backyard or maybe change the look of your garden? A trellis can potentially fix both of those dilemmas. They not only provide a place where you can grow vines and other hanging plants but they also define the overlook look of your garden; a garden trellis adds a unique and charming personality to your home by adding splashes of vibrant colors. The graceful lines of the trellis and unmistakable features lend dimensions to an already beautiful garden.

Building and decorating an eye-catching trellis not only supplies you a spot to grow grapes, roses, or Morning Glories but it also creates a new focal point in the backyard that draws immediate attention. The fun part about trellises is that there are so many different ways you can decorate your home with them. Let's look into some of the different décor approaches which implement a trellis:

Classic styles – Definitely the most common, classic styles look at home in any and every backyard.  When people think of a trellis, the classic decorative style and its lush ivy growing up its crossing wood comes to mind.

Clever arrangements – Looking to try something different in your garden? How about getting several identical garden trellis styles and placing them up against a wall in a fanned out display? This fanned out look brings a new dimension to the look of the standard garden and how people make use of trellises.

Wall Mount Trellis – Not all trellises need to be out in the middle of the yard. Many are mounted to a walled structure like a house, garage or any other building.  Mounting a trellis and then growing roses blend the perfect amount of color and style to transform a yard from ordinary to extraordinary.

Freestanding Trellis - Freestanding trellises are a fun option to those permanently affixed to the ground. Freestanding trellises look perfect in gardens, patios, or gazebos. These come in various designs and materials from wood to iron.

Try a few of the above mentioned trellis design ideas and see which one you like best. Who knows maybe you’ll even be tempted to come up with your own style using a combination of ideas and styles.

Regardless of the approach you take, make sure that it complements the overall décor of your home as well as your backyard’s landscape. You’ll know what works for you and what doesn’t. The right trellis and how you decorate with it can and will improve the appeal of your home. Have some fun and create something special that you'll enjoy for years to come.



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