If your garden is not particularly picturesque then a wooden gate is probably used more of a means of gaining access to your property. This is common as protecting your property as well as allowing you to gain access to it is an important part of modern day life. Inner city street crime as well as crime in the suburbs is on the rise which means that security of your property is very important. A wooden gate with a lock can add this much needed security to the entrance to your property.
If you have any interest in the development of your garden you are definitely going to want to consider the style of your wooden gate though. There are many designs of wooden garden gates out there which you can browse the internet for constantly. Any good wooden or timber gates company will also offer the added advantage of a bespoke garden gate design service. Now this is really where a garden gate can become a garden ornament too!
A standard design of wooden garden gate can look beautiful but the simple fact that it was not designed specifically for your garden means that it will not fit in with every feature of your garden. Generic wooden gates that may be hand made but are still styled for mass production cannot possibly take in the different aspects of every garden and make a universal design.
For instance you garden furniture, you may have a wonderfully carved picnic bench that has a distinctive style to it. You could have a wooden gate hand made specifically to match this but to truly complement everything in your garden your wooden garden gate really needs to take into consideration other aspects of your garden such as your garden fence, wooden shed, design of your house and even styles of bird tables or other garden specifics.
If you are the artistic type you could maybe draw a design of a wood gate and visualize how it would look with every aspect of your garden. The good thing with drawing a design of gate first is that it saves you money in the production of your wood gate but still gives you something to use to imagine how your garden would fit into place with the new wooden gate. Once you have finished your wooden garden gate design process you can send you size specifications to a wooden gate company and they would be able to make the wooden gate for you.
Alternatively you could have a specialist from the wooden gate company visit your home and give you a design based on their skill and knowledge of what wooden gates would best suite your garden. This would be the most expensive method but may also be the most effective way to make sure your wooden garden gate is a garden ornament too.
In summary the only way to have a wooden garden gate that is also a garden ornament is to have it made bespoke for your garden. Done correctly this will put the finishing touch on your garden and your wooden gate will something that people admire as they walk past.