When we build or renovate or redesign a home we want it to look its very best. We want people to give it envious looks so that they would admire the taste and preferences, the aesthetic sense of the owner. Of all the elements gardens look best as they are natural attention seekers and catches the eye of every passerby and onlooker. If you already have a garden with beautiful flowers and beds then what you may be missing are garden statues. They add class and grandeur to your already beautiful garden and quite literally grab people’s eyeballs and garners admiration and praise. Fiberglass statues, fiberglass planters and fiberglass mannequins look very good as outdoor statuary and are epitomes of opulence and grandeur.
Now before you rush out to buy outdoor statuary for your garden just hold your horses. It’s quite easy for you to fall in love with the look of the statue and make an impulse purchase without being in the knowing of all the little details and minute nuances of buying and judging a outdoor statue. You might just go inside a shop and fall in love with the first few ones, going by the face value of them, without knowing the details and making a purchase which your credit card will cover. Making a choice without knowing the judging factors, i.e. making an uninformed decision is a recipe for disaster. You may buy one, thinking that you are having a great deal but once you go home you find that it’s unable for one reason or the other.
Here are the few pointers that you need to keep in mind before buying your first fiberglass statue for your garden.
Find A Place For It
Getting the location of the statue right is of high importance. Where are you planning to place your garden statue? Does your garden have a theme? Is it formal or informal? You might want to consider who is going to see the statue. Is it intended for children, adults or both? Are you creating a play yard, a tea garden or a place for lovers to meet? All of these will influence your choice. And getting these right is a must do.
The Size Of It
The size of the statue is also an important factor when choosing the statue. You have to decide whether you would go for a small statue and put it on a pedestal or buy a big one that can stand at its own right. If you want to draw attention to it and make it a focal point, you can put a pedestal below which will act as attention grabber.
The Design Of It
The design of the statue is the most fun part of choosing a statue. There are animal statues, angels and cherubs or other religious statues, children, gnomes and fairies, men and women or even geometric or free form art designs available. If you predetermine your subject, it will save you a lot of time once you actually pick out your statue.
The price of the statue is the economic influencer. Cost is the important factor while choosing one for your garden but it shouldn’t be the deciding factor. Fiberglass statuary such as fiberglass planters and fiberglass mannequins are highly cost effective.