By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Wisely placed lawn ornaments in the landscape can create a sense of elegance and warmth, and a few gnomes or cute animals may delight and amuse visitors and passersby. However, as tempting as it may be to grab lawn ornaments and garden art so plentiful and inexpensive at garden centers these days, the effect may be the exact opposite of the one you are hoping for. If you don’t want your neighbors to cringe in embarrassment, take time to learn some basic design elements for using lawn ornaments and garden art with style and grace. Read on for helpful lawn décor tips. How to Use Lawn Ornaments Everybody has a different idea about how to use lawn ornaments in the landscape, but the most important factor is that lawn ornaments and garden art should enhance your life and bring you joy.