8 Tips to Make Your Outdoor Space Look Expensive


Much like people, your home’s facade tells a lot about you. It’s important because let’s face it, it’s the first thing your guests will see. So, how do you make your outdoor space look expensive? We’ve read almost a hundred tips from the experts at Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest, and Southern Living to come up with eight of the best ones. Check out these simple tricks to making your yard look chic, not cheap.

Mow your lawn

Perhaps the simplest tip of them all is to mow your lawn regularly to make your outdoor space looking polished and clean.  

Make that entrance GRAND

Get that wow factor by making your front porch or patio looking luxurious. Just because you want to make it look expensive, doesn’t mean it has to be. The key here is cohesion and plushness with fabrics and pillows. Accessories are everything for front porch decor

Choose a theme

Choose a theme that suits you. Do you want a charming farmhouse theme? How about something nautical? Do you want to go rustic? Themes are important because it sets a mindset for your guests.

Select well-made furniture

You can’t go wrong with furniture made out of hardwood such as beech, maple, and oak. Always check the seams when you’re looking for cushions to match your furniture. Get the feel of the material if it’s durable and can stand the test of time.

Pick a color scheme

To make your outdoor space look expensive, color coordination is key. The mind is programmed to behave accordingly based on the colors that it sees. Do your research before shopping, so you know exactly the color palette you prefer.

Add a water feature

Adding a water feature outdoors adds a sense of affluence. There is a myriad of water features that you can choose from. Go for a simple, serene water fountain to add a peaceful vibe.  Invest in a pond filled with koi and other aquatic creatures to bring nature even closer to your home.

Make repairs

Nothing says cheap than dilapidated fixtures and broken door knobs. Have your trusted handyman repair and maintain your home, so it’s always looking fresh and cared for.

Add lighting

According to Better Homes and Gardens, swapping out an old light fixture for a new one instantly updates the ambiance of your space. Place a lamp beside the couch and it instantly highlights its color and texture. Install overhead lighting like chandeliers and it becomes a focal point of your space. The right lighting fixture accentuates your chosen theme and color scheme.

With these simple hacks, your property will always look cared for and luxurious!  Send us a picture of how your outdoor space looks like using these tips. Comment below and let us know how it went!