Traditional water fountain in an English garden

It’s the time of year when gardeners are starting to think about what they want to plant in their garden this coming summer. Homeowners are also looking for ways to spruce up their home and make it look like a luxury property. Here are some simple tips that will help you achieve both of these goals!




Add shade to your backyard

Plant a tree or garden bed with tall plants and vines to provide shade. If you don’t have enough space for a garden, plant trees on the east side of your house which will block the afternoon sun from hitting it.

Additionally, you can go for things like parasol or pergola that will allow you to control the amount of sun you want to be exposed to. There are numerous luxurious retractable pergola choices online, and once you set one up you won’t regret it. Outdoor activities will be much more pleasant when you don’t have to worry about being in the sun.


Add a water feature to your backyard

Some sort of water feature is a great way to add an element of nature into your backyard. A water feature can be as simple as adding water plants or it could be more complex, such as installing a waterfall with lights and sound effects that synchronize with the water flow.

This is also a good idea if you have pets that enjoy playing in the water. Some sort of water feature will help keep them entertained! 

The most popular types of water features are fountains and ponds. Fountains require less maintenance than ponds do because they don’t attract mosquitoes like ponds often do – but they may not offer quite the same level of relaxation since there’s usually no place for sitting on the edge of the fountain pool itself (although you’re welcome to sit nearby).

Ponds, on the other hand, offer a place to sit and water plants for decoration. They also require more attention because they attract mosquitoes – but you can control this with mosquito-eating fish or by adding floating row covers over the water surface.


Add spacious outdoor seating

Adding a seating area outdoor is perfect for outdoor entertaining. It’s easy to do and the possibilities are endless: a few benches, an outdoor loveseat or chaise lounges, even seating made out of recycled materials from old pallets or tires!

This will allow for various activities to happen at the outdoor seating area: people can chat, read a book or take in some sun. There’s nothing like hanging out in a beautiful outdoor seating area.

Outdoor furniture is typically made out of durable materials so it will last for many years and not get ruined by outdoor elements such as rain, snow, or heat that can fade upholstery fabrics like outdoor chairs. Outdoor furniture can be easily cleaned with soap and water but more importantly, it won’t need to be replaced every season due to wear and tear because outdoor patio sets are usually built with quality construction in mind. 

Before selecting your outdoor seating options keep these four things in mind: what do you want the space for? What shape would look best on your property? Where will this seat go relative to other spaces around-be sure there’s enough room! And how much outdoor furniture do you need?




Play with colours and texture

Consider the colours of your home and how they might look in the sunlight. For example, pale yellow tones will appear brighter when there is a lot of natural light streaming through windows or doors. Pair these colours with neutrals for balance if you want to brighten up dark spaces like hallways, bathrooms, living rooms, etc. 

If you’re going for something more colourful but still muted (think soft shades of lavender or lilac), consider adding texture via drapery panels or area rugs – this can help decrease noise from busy patterns on walls or heavy furnishings. 

Don’t forget about lighting! Shade lamps are an affordable way to add colour without overwhelming a room while highlighting important features like architectural details.


No clutter

One thing a lot of luxury homes have in common is that they don’t have clutter. Clutter is a huge home pet peeve. If your home has clutter, you will want to do some decluttering before changing the design of the home itself. 

Make sure to throw out anything that hasn’t been used in a year and donate the rest.

After you’ve decluttered, the home will be much roomier. The home design can then be changed to make it look and feel like a luxury home again. One of the best ways to do this is by investing in new furniture pieces for your home. You could go with an elegant marble dining table or even add some gold accents around the house (gold pulls on cabinets are one example). 


Bring more natural light inside your home

Natural light is one of the most important things for luxury decorating. It’s a natural mood booster and it gives your home that bright, airy feel. You can easily bring more light into any room by opening up curtains or blinds during the day and adding additional lighting at night such as floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces, chandeliers, or overhead lights.

Big windows and large glass doors are the best way to get natural light indoors. You can also add a skylight or roof window to make your home even more bright and beautiful.

You’ll want to fill up any empty space with plants, flowers, and trees that will bring in extra beauty as well as provide oxygen for you and your family.

We hope this blog has been helpful in giving you some ideas on how to transform your outdoor space into a place where you can relax, entertain friends and family, or do work outside of the home.

Also, our home upgrading tips should help you have a more welcoming home that everyone will enjoy. Whether it’s a luxury home or a small apartment, there are always ways to make it feel more inviting with creative design ideas. You just need to know about them before upgrading your house!

Which idea from our list are you most excited about?