Some Design Toscano Décor Is for The Birds

Summer's Splash Sculptural BirdbathA garden doesn't just act as a place for relaxation and maintaining flowerbeds. It's also invaluable green space in increasingly urbanized surroundings. In addition to providing us with a tree or two for hanging a swing and showing unique greenmen decor, the green space in the garden can be home to several types of birds. Sparrows, grosbeaks, goldfinches, cardinals, and chickadees are regular garden visitors in many parts of North America. It can be fun to watch them, listen to their songs, and see them interact with choice resin garden statues.

One of the easiest and most common types of bird-friendly statue is the bird bath. Birds love to bathe in small pools of water, especially on hot summer days and they can add just the right touch of natural, animated decor to such fine garden statues as the Summer's Splash Sculptural Birdbath. Put this beautiful decor in the backyard and you will be surprised at the species of birds that show up. To see the most birds, place it about five feet from vegetation so they have a safe place to fly to if they feel threatened.

Providing birds with a place to live will also bring House Wrens, sparrows, and swallows to the backyard. Get the "Laughing Greenman" Birdhouse Statue to watch birds raise their young in the most interesting birdhouse on the block!

Find the best selection of high quality garden statuary for home and business at Design Toscano.

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There’s Still Time to Win $200 to Spend on Beautiful Resin Garden Statues

Fiona the Flower FairyWhile shopping for new garden statuary at Design Toscano, don't forget to write a review and submit a photo of your favorite Design Toscano decor. Not only will we give you a platform to talk about your favorite garden statue, we might also give you a $200 gift certificate! When you write a review and submit a photo of that special decor item, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for $200 to spend on our high quality decor.

We all enjoy talking about the things we love so it should be easy to write something about your favorite animal yard statue, garden fairy, or stone garden angel. If your collection of animal garden statues happens to include Zairen, the Zebra Sculpture, it will be easy to talk about the realism and striking natural black and white patterns of this fine backyard decor.

If you can count Fiona, the Flower Fairy Sculpture as one of your garden fairies, tell us why this beautiful little statue holds a place of importance in your garden. Is it her natural pose, life-like appearance, or elegant details? Or, perhaps you like her butterfly wings? Whatever the reasons may be for liking this and other Design Toscano items, all you have to do is tell us about it in a review and submit a photo, and you might win a $200 gift certificate.

Submit a review and photo of your favorite Toscano decor and have a chance at winning $200!

This contest ends on April 30th and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Modern Bronze Garden Sculptures from Design Toscano

Going for ParBronze has been an important sculpting medium for thousands of years. Although the original sculpture is actually made in wax, it gets transformed into a beautiful bronze statue via the lost wax method. This is the same process used to create the bronze pieces in our collection, including some of our modern bronze statues. Our Going for Par bronze statues are cast in this manner and are a beautiful addition to the garden of any estate. They also act as excellent sculptures for country clubs and any golf course.

The Dancing Girl of the Wind Solid Bronze Garden Sculpture is another fine sculpture cast in the lost wax method. This striking work of art will become a centerpiece item in any Victorian-themed garden. From the windblown cloth to her ruffled hair, every movement in this beauty of a sculpture seems to be frozen in time and turns it into heirloom garden decor.

If you would like to showcase African-themed art, the African Water Maiden Solid Bronze Garden Sculpture will be a perfect fit. The multi-toned verdigris patina of this solid bronze sculpture, five foot height, and artistic lines make it a prized centerpiece item for the backyard or office garden.

If you would rather put a more simple bronze statue in the garden, you might like the Winged Salute to the Sun Bronze Statue. This verdigris bronze work of art is fine decor for any garden.

Find the best selection of bronze sculptures and resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Happy Easter from Design Toscano

Angelica's Garden Bounty StatueHappy Easter from Design Toscano! Whether you celebrate this special day for religious reasons or just to put smiles on the faces of your little ones, we hope today is a happy one. Hopefully, today will also be a warm, spring day when the flowers start showing their colors and birds sing in the garden. Speaking of birds, we have decor that can be used to help those backyard feathered friends, including exquisite bird baths.

"Angelica's Garden Bounty" Statue is a wonderful sculpture that captures the innocent joy of a child, the mystery of angels, and rainwater in a small basin. Your backyard birds will love it just as much as your guests. Our new "Juturna, Roman Water Goddess of Fountains, Wells and Springs" Statue can also be used as a bird bath.

While browsing our site for beautiful bird baths, don't forget to also buy sculptures and resin garden statues to showcase your spring flowers. "Frances, the Flower Girl" Statue is a beautiful child statue as well as the perfect place to place a bouquet of backyard flowers or Lilac cuttings. The Flowers for Felicity Little Girl Garden Statue is another perfect place to show spring flowers and summer plants.

Enjoy free shipping on purchases of $75 or more at Design Toscano by the end of today, April 20th.

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Find Fantastic Animal-Themed Décor in the Basil Street Gallery

Heads Above Giraffe Floor LampInspiration for decor comes from many sources. The ancient Egyptians based much of their art on their belief system, daily royal life, and the wildlife that occurred in the valley of the Nile. Sculptures of Greek deities were also based on a belief system while Greek statues of fauns and other mythical creatures came from their legends and folktales. Despite the passing of hundreds of years, Egyptian art continues to be popular in many parts of the world, and many a garden boasts a statue of a Greek deity.

Another source of inspiration that has endured since people made paintings on cave walls is that of the animal. The variety and beauty of life on this planet has given rise to countless paintings, sculptures, and wall decor. Several beautiful animal-inspired works are featured in our Basil Street collection, including the realistic Leopards Lair Sculptural Wall Frieze. This unique sculptural wall decor mirrors the behavior of an African Leopard at rest.

Another animal that has inspired many a work of art is the Indian Peafowl. Glad in shimmering blue, green, and bronze, it almost looks too extravagant to be real. Our Peacocks in Paradise Statue captures the incredible beauty of these amazing birds and is a regal addition to home and business.

At Basil Street, we also have animal-themed decor that blends lighting with animal sculptures. The Heads Above Giraffe Floor Lamp is one such unique decor item.

Enjoy free shipping on purchases of $75 or more at Design Toscano from today until Sunday, April 20th.

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Free Shipping on Beautiful Garden Statuary This Weekend!

Fiona the Flower FairyThis is a great time of the year to buy resin garden statues. The weather is finally warm enough to venture into the backyard and start decorating it for summer, and the statues that are purchased now can be put on display for several months. This weekend also happens to be an excellent time to buy statues for the garden from Design Toscano because when you purchase $75 or more from today until April 20th, you don't pay anything for regular shipping!

Buy the popular and beautiful Fiona the Flower Fairy for the garden this weekend and it will be shipped to your place for free. Why not take advantage of the free shipping and buy a few more garden fairies for the backyard? The exquisite Sunflower Fairy Statue is a nice compliment to Fiona also ships for free this weekend. However, if the garden would look better with a spectacular centerpiece fairy statue, you might want to add Rhiannon the Archer Garden Fairy Statue to your collection.

Of course these garden fairy statues aren't the only sculptures that would be shipped for free. You won't pay any regular shipping fees for beautiful and dramatic animal garden sculptures like the Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture and the Snapping Swamp Gator.

Enjoy free shipping on purchases of $75 or more at Design Toscano from today until Sunday, April 20th.

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Would You Like $200 to Spend on High Quality Resin Garden Statues?

Oak King Greenman Wall SculptureSpring is the best time of the year for buying new garden statuary for the backyard. Since summer is just around the corner, we don't want to wait too long to buy beautiful new decor for the garden. To help you acquire new animal garden statues, and other high quality garden decor, we hold a variety of sales. However, this month, you also have the chance to win $200 to spend on fantastic garden statues and elegant interior decorations! All you have to do is write a review and post a picture of your favorite Design Toscano decor from today until April 30th. Do that and you will be included in a drawing for a $200 gift certificate that can be used for any of the beautiful items on the Design Toscano site.

That includes such striking Greek garden statues as Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Sculpture and the grand Venus of Arles Sculpture. Put these beautiful statues on display to give the backyard a classic, regal appearance.

That gift certificate could also be used for such fine greenmen statues as Bacchus, God of Wine: Greenman Wall Sculpture and the haunting Oak King Greenman Wall Sculpture. The elegant French Greenmen Wall Sculptures Le Printemps and L'Etoile can also be used as creative flower planters.

Animal garden sculptures also make a nice addition to a summer garden. Talk about your favorite Design Toscano animal statue and you might win $200 to use for buying the hypnotic Shadowed Predator Black Panther Statue.

Submit a review and photo of your favorite Toscano decor and have a chance at winning $200!

This contest ends on April 30th and cannot be combined with other offers.

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New Outdoor Garden Water Fountains at Design Toscano

Spirit of the Ocean Two Tier Seahorse FountainEvery garden could use a fountain. Garden fountains put the crowning touch on backyard decor because these sculptural works of art incorporate both artistic and natural beauty. They also add that extra bit of natural soothing sound that helps us relax at the end of a long day. At Design Toscano, we offer a large selection of sculptural fountains because we are well aware of the important role they play when it comes to garden decor. We also regularly update our selection of garden fountains to fit a wide variety of decorating needs.

The "Spirit of the Ocean" Two-Tier Seahorse Fountain is a striking, unique piece that pays homage to the sea with several sculpted seahorses. This fountain works very well in a garden that features other ocean-themed decor, including the "Giant Red King Crab" Sculptural Chair.

The "Copper Falls" Cascading Garden Fountain is modern decor highlighted by beautiful burnished copper, flowing water, and smooth river stones. This artistic fountain will look great in any garden but looks especially nice in backyards with garden fairies, and contemporary decor.

If you have an Asian-themed garden, or want to stick with nature-themed decor, the Cascading Bamboo Sculptural Fountain is ideal. This soothing work of art uses seven, sculpted resin bamboo pillars of different heights to fill the garden with the gentle sounds of falling water.

Find the best selection of beautiful fountains and resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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A Few Stunning, New Garden Statues

Beautiful Black SwanThese are the days when most of us get back out into the backyard to do a little cleaning, get the garden ready for planting, and contemplate how we are going to decorate it. While looking over the garden statuary collection, we can't help but pick out some of our favorite statues from previous years and think about the ones that we need to replace. Although it can be tough to part with certain garden statues, if they aren't going to fit into a new decorating theme, it's probably better to buy new ones.

One of the best places to look for statues for the backyard is in our selection of new garden statues. This is where we put our newest angels, animal statues, unique gnomes, and other statuary on display. Not only is "Axle Grease, the Biker Gnome" Statue one of our newest gnomes, but he also shows that gnomes can be far more than cute, little creatures with pointed hats.

Our "Beautiful Black Swan" Statue is one of our many new and unique animal statues. This animal yard statue demonstrates the noble mystery of the Black Swan from its "S" shaped neck to the fine details in each and every feather. 

Enjoy 20% off these resin garden statues and any of the other garden statues in our collection when purchased today, April 14th.

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Resin Garden Statues of Beautiful Desert Wildlife

The Great RoadrunnerThe desert is a stark, beautiful place. The vegetation might be covered in spines and thorns but it has its own sort of unique architecture, the sunsets are fantastic, and scenery is inspirational at every turn. The lack of water has also resulted in animals just as interesting as the Saguaros and tumbleweeds. Putting sculptural representations of those animals in the garden is especially fitting in places with an arid climate, in rock gardens, and in backyards that already show a fun display of animal garden statuary.

One of the signature species of the American deserts is the Greater Roadrunner. While most people might only be familiar with this funny bird as a cartoon character, in real life, it happens to be a common, ground dwelling bird of the American southwest. This terrestrial cuckoo species trots along dry creek beds to hunt for small lizards, mice, and even small rattlesnakes. "The Great Roadrunner" Statue captures the determination and speed of this funny bird with fine details and accurate colors.

Another unique desert creature that makes a fine addition to many a backyard is the "Frill-Necked Lizard" Statue. Closely modeled after the frilled lizards that live in the hot, dry deserts of Australia, this high quality animal yard statue is a very close representation of the real thing.

Enjoy 20% off these fine animal garden sculptures and any of the garden statues at Design Toscano from today until April 14th.

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A Bird Animal Yard Statue for the Pool

Great White Egret StatueSpring has come back to town and summer is just around the corner. In just a month or two, it will be warm enough to open the pool back up for the year and host memorable summer garden parties. The approach of warmer weather also acts a reminder to buy beautiful summer decor for the pool. Several animal garden statues are perfect poolside decor, especially sculptures of birds. As befits their aquatic haunts, wading birds like herons and seaside bird species work best.

The Great White Egret Statue will be a majestic, natural addition to any yard, especially when placed next to the pool or a small pond. This symbol of the National Audubon Society is carefully crafted and painted by hand to look just like the actual, elegant bird that wades in coastal marshes and wetlands.

The "Dock of the Bay" Pelican Statue is another perfect animal statue for the pool. The wonderful details on this realistic bird sculpture will remind you and all of your guests of the sounds of crashing waves, the scent of salty air, and beautiful sunsets on the coast.

Enjoy 20% off these resin garden statues and any of the beautiful garden statues in our collection until April 14th.

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Realistic Alligator Animal Garden Statues

Stalking Swamp PredatorAlligators are one of the most respected and interesting animals of the southern swamplands. They are almost entirely native to the United States of America and are a common sight in the waterways of Florida. In Louisiana, locals even use Alligator meat in several Cajun dishes. Although most of the Alligators in the bayou are small and rarely grow bigger than five feet, monsters that reach lengths of eight feet or more still occur in a few of the more remote swamps.

Those big gators are the perfect inspiration for a ferocious animal yard statue. The Stalking Swamp Predator Statue captures the tough and fearsome appearance of an angry Alligator with a sharp, toothy maw, scaly hide, and other accurate details. The eight foot length is also going to make an impression on all of your garden guests! Put it next to the pool for full effect!

Pair the stalking predator with the Snapping Swamp Gator Statue to make every pool party an exciting one. The Gargantuan Garden Gator Statue is another full-sized fearsome Alligator statue that will make anyone think twice before venturing in to your backyard!

Enjoy 20% off these stunning sculptures and any of the resin garden statues at Design Toscano from today until April 14th.

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Resin Garden Statues to Honor the Memory of Loved Ones

Angels of Alghero Religious StatuesGarden statuary can be used for more than decor. While we do put high quality animal garden sculptures, garden angels, and other classic sculptures into a garden or backyard to help beautify it and give it character, we can also use religious statues for inspiration and paying homage to our belief systems. We can put in outdoor garden water fountains to bring the soothing sound of falling water into the backyard, and the permanence and beauty of sculptures make them perfect for remembering loved ones who have passed away.

The Angel of Grief Monument Statue is a classic piece that was designed by William Wetmore Story in memory of his dearly departed wife. Similar sculptures are seen in cemeteries and gardens to this day because they encapsulate the grief we feel upon losing a loved one. This statue pairs well with the Angels of Alghero Religious Statues and the stunning Intercession Angel: Praying Hands Religious Statue.

Cast stone memorial garden benches are another excellent means of remembering loved ones with garden decor. We have a variety of cast stone benches in our collection that can be personalized with the name of the dearly departed. The In Our Hearts Forever Personalized Cast Stone Memorial Garden Bench is one such item that reminds us of the love we still feel for the departed with a beautiful phrase.

Enjoy 20% off these items and all garden statues at Design Toscano from today until April 14th.

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Shop for New Spring Décor at the Basil Street Gallery

Venus of ArlesSpring is all about renewal, rebirth, and getting back outside to enjoy that warm weather. This is why we clean out the house, hold yard sales, and decorate the garden with new decor at this time of the year. It's the perfect season to buy new resin garden statues for the yard as well as high quality decor for the interior of the home and the office. When shopping for high quality indoor statues and other decor, there's no better place to shop than Basil Street. We reserve Basil Street for select, exquisite items including fine statuettes like the Veiled Maiden Sculptural Bust. Modeled after a fine work of art by nineteenth century Italian artist Raphael Monti, this extraordinary piece will be admired by all of your clients and guests.

You will also find beautiful statues for the garden at Basil Street. A replica of the classic work of art shown at the Louvre, the Venus of Arles Sculpture will add elegance to any garden. Continue the Roman theme inside the home or business with a striking bust of Julius Caesar. This fine interior decor is a high quality, direct cast replica of the 2,000 year old imperial Roman original and thus shows the same amazing breast plate details and life-like facial features.

If the home or garden could use more illumination, Basil Street is also the perfect place to find beautiful decor like the Dancer of Kapathurl Illuminated Sculpture.

Find the best selection of high quality spring decor for home and business in the Basil Street collection at Design Toscano.

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How to Decorate the Garden with a Bigfoot Statue

Bigfoot the Garden YetiA legendary creature is said to roam the wild lands of North America. Tales and many a witness describe a huge, hairy beast that walks on two legs and haunts the deep forests and swamps of the Pacific northwest, the southern states, and even the river valleys of eastern Ohio. It only comes out at night and although no one has ever taken a definitive photo of the creature, hundreds of people insist that they have seen it and many have also made casts of its giant  footprints. It has been called "Bigfoot" on account of those huge feet but that's just the most recent name given to this cryptozoological beast. Different Native American cultures also refer to it as Sasquatch and Genoskwa, and some believers call it the Great North American Ape!

No matter what you call Bigfoot, a statue of the large, hairy Hominid is a unique, wonderful addition to the backyard. While you could put Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti Statue on display right in the middle of the yard. a more realistic spot for a Bigfoot sculpture is under the shade of a large tree or in the recesses of the garden. This more closely matches its shy, retiring nature and will add realism to your collection of resin garden statues. Compliment the standing Bigfoot sculpture with the equally unique Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture.

Find the best selection of extraordinary statues for garden and business at Design Toscano.

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Last Day to Take 20% Off Any of Our Religious Outdoor Statues

A Cherub's Prayer SculptureReligious-themed statues can be found at a variety of big box stores and smaller garden shops but how many of those sculptures are truly suited for your garden? From what we have seen, most are cheaply made, generic statues that don't really add any beauty to the backyard. Instead of buying religious statues that end up in permanent storage or at your next garage sale, shop for high quality, artistic, religious-themed resin garden statues found in our collection. As a bonus, when you buy religious statues today, April 7th, you can take 20% off the regular price.

That discount applies to everything from majestic stone garden angels to cute little cherubs and sculptures of the Madonna. The St. Michael the Archangel (1636) Garden Angel Statue is a dramatic, detailed sculptural depiction of a Renaissance era work of art by Guido Reni. Use this statue as a spectacular centerpiece garden sculpture!

If the garden only needs a cherub statue or two, buy and save on the cute little A Cherub's Prayer Statue. This adorable sculpture is a cute addition for spring and summer gardens. Pair it with the equally cute Baby Saint Francis Sculpture.

If a Madonna sculpture is more to your liking, you can't go wrong with the solemn, absolutely classic Lago Magiore Madonna Religious Statue.

Enjoy 20% off these items and any of the religious statues in our collection when purchased today, April 7th.

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Picking Out the Best Religious Outdoor Statues for Your Garden

Jesus Loves the Little ChildrenReligious-themed statues are a common, beautiful aspect of many gardens. Some of us opt for a classic stone garden angel while others prefer to decorate the garden with beautiful reminders of their faith. There are also people who opt for putting an impressive large Buddha statue in the garden and other Asian-themed religious statues. No matter what your preference is in terms of religious sculptures, you will probably find one or more perfect additions to the garden in our collection of religious resin garden statues. Here are a few tips for picking out the best religious sculpture for your backyard:

  • Pick out a statue that fits in with other garden decor: While most religious statues will easily compliment other garden statue decor, something along the lines of the Jesus Loves the Little Children Garden Sculpture will look much better in a backyard with cheerful gnomes, statues of children, and cute animal garden statues than more solemn sculptures.
  • Use angel statues for a garden with classic statuary: If you have a Victorian garden or one decorated with classic decor, there's a good chance that you already have a few fine angel sculptures. The beautiful Angel of Patience Sculpture will further highlight your fine collection of classic decor.
  • Try a Buddha statue for natural-themed gardens: Sculptures like the Jolly Hotei Buddha Statue and other Buddhas work very well with backyards that put the emphasis on natural decor.

Enjoy 20% off these sculptures and all of the religious statues in our collection when purchased from today until April 7th.

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Buddha Outdoor Statues on Sale

Great Buddha Garden SanctuaryNot all religious statues are depictions of garden angels or sculptures related to Christianity. Several of the religious-themed sculptures in our collection are depictions of the Buddha. When one travels to eastern Asia, sculptures of sitting, standing, and even laughing Buddhas are a common sight in temples, gardens, and parks. The serene look on the Buddha's face compliments an already peaceful garden and seems to blend in with the natural surroundings. For this reason, statues of the Buddha are often placed in grottos and other beautiful natural places.

A Buddha statue can have the same peaceful effect on backyards no matter what their size. The beautiful two and a half foot tall The Bodh Gaya Buddha Asian Statue adds a peaceful touch to a backyard when placed by the back door, placed next to a pond, or displayed inside the home.

If the garden would look better with a large Buddha statue, our Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture is a perfect fit. This large, four foot, seated Buddha is modeled after similar Buddha sculptures from Thailand and has the same, very peaceful appearance. For a Buddha with his very own grotto, put the classic Great Buddha Garden Sanctuary Sculpture in the backyard.

Enjoy 20% off these fine sculptures and all of the religious statues in our collection when purchased from today until April 7th.

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Save on Religious Outdoor Statues for Spring

Enlightened Buddha SculptureSpring is here and if you haven't done so yet, it is time to give serious consideration to the resin garden statues destined for the backyard. While going through your collection of animal garden statues, stone garden angels, gnomes, and other outdoor decor, you may want to think about putting a few religious statues on display. Religious-themed sculptures are a wonderful addition to any backyard statue display but one of the best reasons for buying them today is because you can take 20% off the price.

The sale includes such beautiful Asian statues as the Enlightened Buddha Sculpture and the cheerful Jolly Hotei Buddha Statue. These are just two of several classic Asian-themed statues in our collection and look even better when paired with the serene Earth Witness Buddha Sculptural Wall Frieze.

If the garden could use another bird feeder or small bird bath, our Nature's Nurturer: St. Francis Sculpture is a wonderful choice. Whether you put bird seed or water in this beloved saint's basket, it will be a welcome sight for a number of backyard birds. For a more inspirational, solemn sculpture, we have a wide variety of options including the classic Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Statue.

Enjoy 20% off these and all of the religious statues in our collection when purchased from today until April 7th.

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Animal Garden Statues as Garden Benches

Gothic RoundaboutThose of us who have gardens are fortunate indeed. We can use that green space to grow vegetables, try our hand at cultivating rose bushes, feed the birds, throw wonderful backyard parties, or just sit back and read a book under the shade of a favorite tree. No matter how we like to enjoy the beauty of the backyard, it will always be a welcome sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Certain types of decor can aid with relaxation, especially beautiful sculpted benches. An ornate steel bench like the Gothic Roundabout makes a classic artistic statement in any backyard but if the garden could use a stone bench that also acts as an animal sculpture, you might want to add the Giant Neoclassical Swan Garden Bench to your garden statue collection. The fine details and swan-sculpted arms of this big Victorian bench will turn it into centerpiece garden furniture decor.

For a smaller, yet equally regal place to sit and read a book, put the Grand Lion of St. John's Square Sculptural Bench into the garden. The powerfully sculpted lions that make up the legs of this bench give this garden decor a truly royal appearance. Get this wonderful garden bench for the backyard or put it in the reception area of a hotel or restaurant to make clients feel like royalty.

Find these and other stunning garden benches at Design Toscano today.

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