Whether big or small, outdoor space is a luxury that can be enjoyed by everyone. Having a private space for lounging out, hosting a BBQ or tending the vegetable patch is part of the reason people uproot their lives from the city to the suburbs. Connecting with nature is priceless and also an essential part of our wellbeing. However, there is no need to be green-fingered to have a visually appealing garden. With some planning and unique garden signs, you can create a beautiful outside space for living, playing and hopefully growing.
Finding the Right Garden Signs for Your Home
As each garden is different, it is important to find the best style of outdoor garden signs that fit your space. Many factors influence the type of garden decor that you choose. Location, budget, practicality, purpose and sustainability all play a role in helping us decide which garden ornaments end up being displayed amongst our hedgerows or on our garden walls.
Being Danish, our innate closeness to nature means that we are proud to create custom garden signs to enhance people’s outdoor spaces. Enamel signs go through a tough and time-consuming production process which enables them to possess qualities that make them excellent outdoor signs. Their durability comes from their:
- Ability to withstand harsh weather conditions
- Resilience to extreme temperatures
- Glossy, luxurious finish
RAMSIGN personalised garden plaques are also graffiti and vandalism proof. Each design is hand stencilled onto the signs creating a raised relief which not only adds an elegant texture to the surface, it also makes the signs easier to read, especially from a distance.
Why Use Enamel Signs?
Enamel signs make great garden signs thanks to their versatility and easy customisation options. There are endless ways on how to incorporate them into your landscape and it all depends on the style of garden you own. Here are our favourite ways on how to use personalised outdoor signs in your garden decor:
Garden Signs for Patios
Garden Wall Plaques For Patios
Turning your patio garden into an outdoor retreat is no easy task. Unreliable weather conditions perhaps being the main reason why patios often get overlooked. However, with a few enhancements, it can quickly become one of the most loved spots of the home. The most important factor to include in patio design is softness and this can be achieved through your choice of plants, wooden garden signs and garden furniture.
Garden Storage Signs
Pillows, cushions and garden umbrellas all need a place to live when not in use. Designated storage that is weatherproof will keep the patio furniture dry and away from harsh sunlight or rain when not on display. However, while the storage unit may provide a stylish touch to the patio, attaching an enamel sign to the box will add a preppy, old school edge that will brighten up your space and create a cohesive theme.
As growing space may be limited to a few garden beds, a handy way to incorporate more greenery into your patio is to take it to the walls. A vertical garden allows for dozens of plants to be grown in a very small space creating a big impact garden without the need for lots of resources. With planters at all different heights on the wall, finding a way that makes each plant instantly identifiable is key. Design personalised garden signs with a stake that can sit in each planter and on each one place the name of your chosen shrub. Herb garden signs are great if you are planning a kitchen garden as it is very easy to mistake one herb for another, especially when it has just been sown.
For the budding gardener, it is easy to get carried away in the technicalities of soil acidity and bug repellant, however, making your plot attractive also helps to boost visits from happy pollinators. Just like a patio garden, an allotment doesn’t provide much space for creativity when each inch of land has to be optimised for growing. This means that all too often allotments tend to look neglected and messy. However, garden signs do not have to be a luxury as there are plenty of ways to personalise your space without compromising on square footage such as adding in potting shed signs.
Ideas for Allotment Garden Signs
Be proud of your bumper yield and add a stylish, custom-designed nameplate to the gate or fence of the allotment. A phrase such as “Grandma’s Allotment” or “Barry’s Vegetable Patch” adds a personal touch to the plot. Putting your name on garden gate signs is also a great way to spark friendly conversation with neighbouring gardeners. Alternatively, be the joker of the plot with a humorous custom sign such as “Trespassers will be composted”.
Garden Plaques for Family Gardens
Spending quality time with the family is one of life’s simple pleasures, especially if time is spent enjoying the great outdoors. For those lucky enough to own a little patch of land, then you will have felt the satisfaction of tending and caring for it. However, you can boost your garden’s appeal even more by selecting the correct mood-enhancing decorations that will be sure to give it an individual touch. While a young daughter may dream of placing fairy garden signs on every tree, it is important to find the right balance between practical and fun. These family-friendly al fresco decor ideas will be sure to set the tone for a season of outdoor fun.
The shed is often a focal point of family gardens, so why not show it some love? Notorious for being a place where men go to escape from the madness of the daily grind, the shed has grown to become a man cave. Poke fun at the men in the family by creating custom garden shed signs that celebrate their masculinity. Phases such as “Dad’s Man Cave - Where stuff gets fixed” or “Steve’s Man Cave - Where Men Can Do Manly Things” are obvious choices for designing metal shed signs.
Garden Pub Signs
When the garden is not being used for five-a-side football matches or playing fetch with the dog, it is the perfect place to share a bite to eat with your loved ones. Food is an integral part of family life and it brings people together in a loving and social way. When you can’t make it to the pub, bring the pub to your garden! Turn your backyard into the coolest bistro in town and amp up your BBQ skills with a table setting that will wow diners. As enamel signs are resilient to extreme heat, they can be used in a whole variety of ways, one of which is personalised pub signs for the garden. Ideal for the BBQ corner and beer garden, messages such as “Grill Master Joe” or “Home is where the BBQ is” will be sure to put a smile on the chef’s face.
Family Garden Signs
Grandad’s Garden Sign
If you happen to have a large tree in your garden, why not extend the metaphor of a family tree and recreate a living decoration? Dust off the family albums and retrace your family history to discover your favourite ancestors. Using small round enamel signs, place the name of the relative plus their birth and death dates and attach them to the branches of the tree using secure fastenings. This homage to your family’s roots will create a unique and awe-inspiring centrepiece for your garden that will most certainly be a talking point when entertaining guests. It also sets the scene nicely for an outdoor story corner where you can place blankets and cushions under the tree and gaze up at the signs as you recount anecdotes about your loved ones.
For Shared Gardens
If you are living in a house share then the garden becomes the social hub of the house, when the weather is good. But, it is not always easy to collectively decide on a design style when there are competing opinions at play. For example, some may want slate garden signs while others may prefer acrylic. Don’t let this put you off designing a truly instagrammable outside space as the beauty of shared space is that it opens up a wealth of options such as creating a pub garden-style space or a zen chill-out area. If the garden is fairly large, it could also be divided into sections, providing a sanctuary for all members of the household.
Funny Garden Signs
Living together can be stressful and communal activities such as yoga can provide a welcome break from the daily stresses of house sharing. Creating a dedicated space can welcome housemates to share the activity while motivating them to keep to an exercise routine. Natural colours work best for a zen-inspired yoga corner so consider this when designing your yoga-themed garden plaques with sayings. Incorporate a funny phrase like ‘Heavily Meditated’ into your design or stick with the traditional ‘Inhale, Exhale’ which can be separated with an icon in between the two words.
Garden Welcome Sign
As well as creating a calming setting for relaxation, a sense of unity is important for a happy household. If you have a strong group of friends, celebrate this special bond with a ‘Welcome to my garden sign’. Not only does this style of the sign make everyone feel at home in their space, but it is also a lovely keepsake for years to come. Choose garden signs that are large enough for everyone’s names to fit and perhaps even include the road name and house number. An icon that embodies the spirit of the houseshare can add a special finishing touch to the sign. Because enamel is extremely durable you won’t have to worry about leaving the sign exposed to the elements or the dirt of a shared house. Display this sign pride-of-place on the garden wall to add an elegant touch to your outdoor area.
Overall, enamel signs are an extremely versatile and durable design tool. All that it takes is some creative thinking and a side helping of inspiration to turn a boring sign into something that brings life into your living space. As RAMSIGN is dedicated to providing you with authentic Danish design you can be assured that each sign is produced using artisan processes by our master craftsmen. This level of attention to detail means that not only is your design bespoke, but our customer service is also highly personalised allowing you to get the sign of your dreams. Regardless of your budget or size of the garden, enamel signs add a sense of character and identity, making them ideal motifs for your outdoor decor. Design your sign today using our product personaliser or custom sign builder and turn your garden into a design oasis.