Scientist have proven that passing through a doorway or a gate causes what they have termed “the doorway effect.” This phenomenon in our psychology causes us to sometimes forget why we went through the doorway in the first place. A wise homeowner can use this natural tendency to his or her benefit. By creating a unique gateway into a home garden space you can, quite literally, create the feeling of “leaving your worries behind you” for yourself and your guests.
Here are some clever, beautiful, and inspiring garden gate designs that will have you wanting to spend more time outside than inside.
Color Me Creative
This gate will have your children and grandchildren (and passing artists) clamoring to spend the afternoon in your garden.
Folk Art Farm Tools
When your garden tools have outlasted but you just can’t bear to part with them, turn them into part of a beautiful gate. This homage to the beauty of work will inspire you to pull a few weeds or harvest some tomatoes every time you walk through it.
The Spider and the Fly
“Will you walk into my …garden” said the spider to the fly. With this magical garden gate you’ll be a very willing victim to the garden spider. Of course, if you have an arachnophobic family member you might want to avoid such a creation, but anyone else will admire it’s beauty.
A Blooming Gate
This garden gate will have you dreaming of blossoms and petals even in the dead of winter. The asymmetrical design is artistically appealing and can be a good way to incorporate a gate next to a tall building.
This beautiful garden gate adds a touch of medieval magic to your outdoor living space.
A Secret Garden
Many young people have read and fallen in love with Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic “The Secret Garden”. They read and went in search of their own “bit of earth” and many of us are still looking for that magical door in the wall behind which we’ll find our own secret garden space. Inspire yourself and your friends with a beautiful gate in the wall to your yard or garden.