Décor for garden walls to liven up your space

Don't neglect your walls when it comes to decorating your outdoor space.

Décor for garden walls

by Ellen Kinsey |
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From mirrors to living walls – sprucing up your outdoor area with décor for garden walls can bring your space to life. Just like interior walls, you can maximise your garden by adding fun and tasteful items to create your own style. Whether you are going for a nautical theme, a cottagecore haven, or a sophisticated sanctuary, adding garden accessories to your walls or fence will give it that extra character.

You can opt for multiple decorations to give your space that extra something, such as practical items like clocks and garden mirrors, to fun decorations like living walls and sculptures. Jennifer Newton, Modern Gardens Magazine writer, suggests using mirrors to help smaller gardens seem more spacious, "A garden mirror gives the impression of a larger garden beyond."

"Glamorous and statement-making, when used correctly, an outdoor mirror can reflect light in a dark corner. To position, make sure you get the best of the garden being reflected, as no one wants to see drain pipes mirrored back! Finally, be aware of birds' flight paths – don't go too high that they mistake it for the real sky."

Best décor for garden walls at a glance

Best colourful wall décor: Hand Painted Silvanus Garden Protector – View on Etsy UK
Best garden wall mirror: MirrorOutlet Somerley Rustic Arch Garden Mirror  – View on B&Q
Best unique garden wall art: Piranha Garden Wall Art – View On Not On The Highstreet

To extend your garden upwards, create a living wall of succulents, herbs or small flowers in vertical planters. From decorative signs to weather-resistant thermometers – your garden walls can be a showcase for your flair and an extension of your home. Hang outdoor-friendly artwork on garden walls to add a touch of colour and creativity. So, without further ado, let's take a look at our pick of the best decorations for garden walls to inject more personality into your outdoor area.

Best décor for garden walls

Best colourful wall décor

This Hand Painted Silvanus Garden Protector will be a real talking piece with gorgeous bold colours and hand-painted design. The story has been told that the Silvanus bless these flower pots for your gardens to make their protection. Pots are totally handmade by local artisans with a wonderful, bright, and full-of-light colour selection. They are also very resistant to weather, so they are ideal for mounting on exterior walls to be enjoyed outside.

Customer review: "I received my garden protector today. It is excellent value for money. I am over the moon with it. Thank you so much. I'm going to order another one in a different colour. Thanks again."


  • Striking and colourful
  • Available in a range of colours


  • Some colours are sold out

Best garden wall mirror

MirrorOutlet Somerley Rustic Arch Garden Mirror 115
Price: £129.99


With a gothic design, this MirrorOutlet Somerley Rustic Arch Garden Mirror can enhance any outdoor space. The frame is made with a rustic effect and is frost-protected to stand all weathers. This will be an excellent addition to your garden if you want a chapel-inspired look with a rustic flair.


  • Frost resistant
  • Make a space feel bigger


  • No reviews

Best unique garden wall art

If you are looking for decorations to fit a nautical theme garden, this lovely recycled steel Piranha Garden Wall Art sculpture would be a lovely accessory for your wall. Crafted from steel with hand-beaten textured detailing, this garden decoration has been created to reflect the rustic nature of the materials used to make it.

Customer review: "Perfect. This was a gift for my brother-in-law, who said he had not seen anything like this. Packaging and timing were excellent, and no postage costs, which impressed me. Would not hesitate to buy from this seller."


  • Handmade
  • Made from recycled materials


  • Not to everyone's taste

Best recycled garden wall art

Created by the same artist, this Recycled Metal Hummingbird Wall Art is unique. It features a hummingbird feeding from a lily for your garden wall. Attach it to a garden wall or hang it up in the shed. This wall art piece is also sculpted from recycled metal with a vintage finish.

Customer review: "Looks great on the wall and made a great 14th wedding anniversary present!"


  • Value for money
  • Made from recycled materials


  • Not many reviews

Best topiary wall décor

This wall art piece is great for adding natural colour to your outdoor walls. Complete with a two-way galvanised hanging chain, this weather-resistant Topiary Boxwood Heart sculpture is perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

Customer review: "This is really good quality. Nice vibrant green and looks really natural."


  • Sweet design
  • Could be accessorised
  • Weather and UV-resistant


  • A little fake-looking

Best bird wall décor

Bright and fun, this hummingbird ornament can be conveniently hooked onto the wall for a colourful feature. The hummingbird is made from powder-coated metal and hand-painted glass.

Customer review: "I bought this and a green hummingbird from the same place. They are now hanging from my garage doors and make it look a little less bland. They're pretty sturdy too."


  • Hand-painted glass
  • Beautiful details
  • Gift idea


  • Some reviews comment that the quality was not as good as they expected

Best spiritual garden wall décor

Add a little folklore charm to your garden with this quirky character. Add the Greenmen Spirit Garden Wall Décor to the wall or on the tree for a fun addition to a green-fingered household.

Customer review: "I was well impressed with this ornament. It is smaller than I imagined but completely worth it."


  • Timeless appeal
  • Looks perfect amongst slightly overgrown ivy


  • It's small

Best garden sign for gifting

This Personalised Slate Floral Hanging Sign will make an outdoor art wall a great addition. Enter the name and hobbies you would like on your slate sign for a lovely personalised gift for someone you love (or yourself).

Customer review: "Such a beautiful garden plaque, would definitely recommend for any garden lovers."


  • Personalise
  • Lots of positive reviews and customer photos of product


  • Only one design and colourway available

Best wall-hanging basket

Perfect for growing flowers, herbs and tomatoes – this wall-mounted Panacea Fern and Rope Rattan Hanging Basket doubles as a functional decoration. Made from rattan and fern, add a collection of these to your wall for a fun wall display.


  • Holds seven litres
  • Rustic and simple
  • Has drainage holes


  • No customer reviews

Best novelty garden sign

If your outdoor bar beats the local pub, then you will need a sign to prove it. This rustic Personalised Garden Sign can be personalised with the name, date and three statements such as: 'good friends, good times, good music.' A fun present that anyone would love.

Customer review: "Really pleased with my purchase. I brought it to my daughter's bar, and she loves it. I would definitely recommend this seller. Good quality and exceptional service."


  • Fun
  • Range of colourways available
  • Positive reviews


  • A little fake

Best garden wall lattice

Designed to be a decorative feature on a garden wall or fence, this Double Slatted Diamond Lattice can also function as a garden screen that still lets plenty of light through and provides a perfect framework for training climbing plants such as roses or ivy. It comes available in three widths to fit your garden wall.


  • Available in various widths
  • Train climbing plants


  • No customer reviews

Best artificial plant wall

Living walls are all the rage, and this large artificial plant wall gives the appearance of a vivacious garden without any upkeep. All the plants are made from a combination of plastic and latex, which makes them not only look realistic but feel it too. All the artificial green wall foliage panels are UV stabilised, which means they are suitable for outdoor display, and different size panels can be selected according to your preference.

Customer review: "Amazing quality. Super happy with my purchase. Highly recommend."


  • Available in a wide range of sizes
  • Realistic looking
  • Zero upkeep


  • Made of plastic

FAQs: Décor for garden walls

What kinds of decoration can I add to a garden wall?

Décor for garden walls adds personality and charm to your outdoor space. Remember to choose décor elements that suit your garden's style and the overall aesthetic you wish to achieve. Additionally, consider the weather conditions in your area and select materials that will withstand the elements.

Use trellises or wire systems to train climbing plants like ivy, wisteria, or roses on your garden walls.

Create a living wall by planting a variety of succulents, herbs, or small flowers in vertical planters or pockets.

Hang outdoor-friendly artwork or sculptures on your garden walls to add a touch of creativity and colour.

Install outdoor mirrors to reflect light and create a sense of space, making the garden appear larger.

Hang string lights or fairy lights along a wall to create a cosy and magical ambience.

A Group Of Friends Gathered Around Table Preparing For Barbecue
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Install a wall-mounted water feature to add the soothing sound of flowing water to your garden.

Use decorative tiles or create a mosaic design on your garden walls to introduce a unique and artistic element.

Install shelves to display potted plants, decorative items, or lanterns, adding both functionality and aesthetic appeal to your walls.

Hang decorative baskets filled with trailing plants or flowers to add a burst of colour.

Incorporate practical and decorative elements by mounting a weather-resistant wall clock or thermometer.

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Ellen Kinsey is a senior health and wellness product writer for Modern Gardens, specialising in sustainable living and health. She lives and breathes all things natural health, cooking and nature.

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