Best Statues & Sculptures

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Statues sculptures can be a way of expressing your individuality, especially in a neighborhood made up of tract houses where nearly every building has the same floorplan and roof structure. Care should be taken to focus on beauty and to avoid annoying or upsetting the neighbors. Awareness and sensitivity are a plus when doing outside decorating. Bunnies, deer, cute kittens and adorable puppies are almost always acceptable, as are religious statues, angels and even pretty fantasy statues. Maintain awareness of your neighborhood’s social preferences and be sensitive to political correctness.

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Loonie Moonie Bare Buttocks Garden Gnome Statue

Loonie Moonie Bare Buttocks Garden Gnome Statue

This gnome statue is the perfect garden ornament if you’re looking to add an amusing and hilarious touch to your outdoor area. It features a smiling gnome dropping his pants with a bird on his bare buttocks which instantly brings a smile to one’s face.

Made of resin/plastic, it’s sturdy, weather- fade-, and U.V resistant, ensuring longevity throughout the different seasons. Place this naughty gnome in your friend’s or family’s yard to surprise them and make them laugh.

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Rabbit with One Ear Up Statue

Rabbit with One Ear Up Statue

Small yet substantial, this rabbit serves as a charming addition to any garden. Its lifelike and dainty design enhances and decorates outdoor spaces without looking too extravagant.

Crafted from cast stone, this garden ornament remains sturdy all year and features delicate details on the face, a solid and heavy body that weathers naturally, and various finishes that can easily complement your house and yard. Place next to ample greenery, such as plants, bushes, and grass for a well-designed garden composition.

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Knothole Gnomes 2 Piece Garden Welcome Tree Statue Set

Knothole Gnomes 2 Piece Garden Welcome Tree Statue Set

Enhance your ordinary tree or wall with this eye-catching 2-piece gnome set. It includes one window and one door with gnomes peeking out to greet your guests which instantly adds a cheerful and welcoming spirit to any front yard and backyard.

The set provides durability for years to come when well maintained throughout the seasons and comes in a colorful finish that enlivens the garden. Simply hang on a tree, fence, or wall with nails to create a jolly setting.

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Frog Sitting in Lotus Posture Statue

Frog Sitting in Lotus Posture Statue

Turn your garden into a zen and peaceful area with this meditating frog statue. It’s large enough to be a focus piece and serves as a great reminder to stay undisturbed and tranquil whenever you’re out in your garden or patio.

Made of polyresin with a weather-resistant finish, this frog sitting in a lotus position wisuits both indoors and outdoors and features a lifelike body with well-crafted details that doesn’t fall over even during inclement weather.

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Stacking Owls Statue

Stacking Owls Statue

This cute and attention-grabbing owls statue perfectly represents family, making it a great decorative piece to show off anywhere inside or outside your home. You are sure to receive compliments with these three different-sized owls stacked on top of each other.

This handmade statue with intricate details is weather-resistant, remains stable during different weather conditions, and features a colorful blue, brown, and green finish that easily matches with other decors while adding a touch of whimsy to your layout.

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Standing Baby Pig Statue

Standing Baby Pig Statue

Realistic details and colors make this baby pig statue the perfect addition for animal lovers. It has a lifelike design made of resin/plastic with impressive artistry that resembles a real piglet with black spots.

This adorable standing baby pig can be placed both indoors and outdoors and acts as a great pig lover's gift. Place this realistic piglet in your backyard to surprise your family and friends.

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Parrots on Branch Statue

Parrots on Branch Statue

Sweet and romantic, these love birds act as a charming accent piece to brighten up any indoor or outdoor space. This statue features two intricately detailed parrots with brightly colored feathers on a tree branch that can trick your guests into thinking they’re real.

These parrots are just the right size and add a pop of color to any setting. Match their multicolored feathers with blooms and greenery for a nature-inspired scenery.

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Emmett the Gargoyle Statue

Emmett the Gargoyle Statue

If you’re looking to add a gothic flair to your home, this gargoyle statue is the perfect addition.

Inspired by the European Medieval period, this figurine has a quaint gray stone surface and acts as an interesting decor that can be placed anywhere in your living space or garden. It features a long-lasting and solid resin construction that withstands UV rays and fading. Regularly spray with a clear coat protection to keep its finish looking good for years to come.

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Nellie's Big Catch Fisherwoman Statue

Nellie's Big Catch Fisherwoman Statue

Add a whimsical touch to your garden with this lively fisherwoman statue. It looks best when placed by any water’s edge, whether a swimming pool or a pond.

Made of quality resin with a two-tone gray finish, this delighted young girl with well-crafted details is happy on her catch and provides the outdoor space with a playful element that is sure to grab your visitors’ attention. Pair with its matching fisherman to create a fun and company-loving setting.

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Sitting Retriever Puppy Statue

Sitting Retriever Puppy Statue

Cute and endearing, this Golden Retriever puppy is a perfect garden decor for pet lovers. It features a realistic design with lifelike colors that will definitely receive compliments and makes a lovely gift for your animal-loving friends and family.

This small yet charming puppy is suitable for both indoors and outdoors, can instantly cheer up any setting, and looks surprisingly real when placed in the garden.

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The idea of statues and sculptures decorating gardens is trendy, though it is far from new. In fact, excavations have determined that the Neanderthals had sculpture gardens. Every ancient culture had gardens with ornamental installations, from Mesopotamian to Egyptian to Far Eastern to Mesoamerican. It appears that decorating a garden with statues and sculptures may be inherently human.

Homeowners today are taking a more sophisticated approach to their outdoor spaces. They want them to be an extension of the living spaces in the home, and they are designing them as such. It certainly uplifts a garden, makes it more welcoming and more entertaining, to install beautiful or whimsical or simply unexpected statues and sculptures.

Just about anything that you can imagine! And some you would never have dreamed of. Here we have broken down some of the more popular into categories. 

Animals

You can get a statue that looks like your dog or cat. There are beautiful butterflies, dragonflies and praying mantises - small ones for accents, some up to two feet in height. Maybe something more exotic appeals to you, such as an elephant or alligator. Is a safari on your bucket list? There are lions and tigers and giraffes. Do you collect everything to do with Jurassic Park? Look in the dinosaur section. For those into the literary scene, a raven will evoke Edgar Allan Poe.

People

Children are popular - children playing, working in the garden, fishing, reading. Adults may be folks from other eras or cultures, historical heroes, elderly couples still in love. Replicas of ancient Roman, Greek, French and Italian statuary bestow a touch of classicism to the garden.

Religious Figures

Angels; Buddha; Confucius; St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment; Moses with his Ten Commandments; ornate Hindu gods and goddesses, such as Ganesha and Lakshmi; and Japanese Jizo, intriguing figures who pray for us and who will surely start a conversation.

Mystical Creatures

Gnomes have been protecting gardens throughout European history. Gargoyles, sometimes scary looking, sometimes cute - either way they ward off evil. Fairies make lovely statues, and, if you include a fairy house in your garden and shiny objects and chimes, the kind of fairies you cannot see will visit your garden and bring you blessings.

Sculptures

There are too many different types of sculptures to describe here. They tend to be abstract or geometric or both. Whimsical sculptures tend to turn one thing into another, such as a wooden fence carved at the top to symbolize a row of people!

  • For an artistic and ultra-modern garden, use elegant and graceful stylized cranes created with red and yellow blown glass. Or a sleek and graceful contemporary sculpture of a couple will memorialize the love between you and your loved one.
  • For those who prefer primitive or folk art, carved wooden totem poles come in all sizes and all colors or bare wood. You have your choice of cultures represented and your choice of facial expressions, some of which are very amusing, some of which you can take some time interpreting.
  • If you like to make people laugh, you can scatter throughout the garden playful gnomes that whistle as a person walks by them. There are all different kinds of humor; maybe you would prefer the gnomes that moon your guests. If Snow White was your favorite fairy tale, the seven dwarfs will be glad to live in your garden.
  • For a Zen garden or simply a contemplative spot in your garden, have a water feature, a small bridge or pebbled path and a stone Japanese lantern or statue of a Japanese goddess.
  • If your style is classical, there are replicas of the ancient Greek and Roman statues, as well as urns on pedestals spilling over with greenery stationed at corners or regal lions standing watch at the entrance.