There are so many ideas out there about how to improve your home’s interior, but what about the exterior? With any of these ideas, be sure to keep in mind the existing style of your home. What works for an elegant and modern home won’t work for a cozy cottage. Choose details that mesh well, and coordinate colors to make sure they don’t clash. Here are some fun ways to improve your home’s curb appeal.
Add a Lighting Fixture to Your Entryway
Additional lighting is always a great way to brighten up your home. Not only is it welcoming for guests, but the extra detail adds depth to the façade of your home. Plus, when coming home late, you won’t have to fumble for your keys in the dark!
Update Your Front Door
One of the simplest fixes on this list starts at the very front of your home. An inviting front door makes your space seem warm and welcoming. You can choose to replace your door— something with glass details will lighten up a heavy façade on any home— but there is a simpler option: paint!
Painting the front door is an inexpensive way to make a big difference in your home’s atmosphere. Colors like blue, lilac, and purple are appealing to visitors, bringing to mind calm and prosperity. Black and grey are connotated with exclusivity and elegance. Teal is an excellent choice; cheerful and calm, it appeals to most buyers.
Colors like bright pink, brown (natural wood is an exception), bright yellow, orange, and green should generally be avoided. Though they can look beautiful on certain homes, these colors can be hard to get right.
Paint Your Metal Roof
Have a metal roof? Though a more time-intensive option, painting your roof can really change the curbside impact of your home. Neutrals like black or grey, shades of red, or even deep greens are popular choices for painted metal roofs.
Spruce Up Your Lawn
Basic lawn care, such as mowing the grass and pulling weeds, may be intuitive, but it’s still an important factor for your home’s curb appeal. For a pop of color, consider adding florals. If a full flower bed is too high-maintenance, try using planters or window boxes. They give a similar look for less effort!
Add a Gate
Adding a low fence or wall with a gate to the front of your home can really boost its charm. To have your front walkup be even more aesthetic, consider adding an arbor over your gate. Climbing roses, vines, or even wisteria can be great options to add a floral element. Just do your research to see which plants will thrive in your area!
Freshen Up Your Garage Doors
Another fun way to improve your home’s curb appeal is to freshen up your garage doors. Replacing garage doors is expensive, but a fresh coat of paint makes them look like new without the hefty cost. Adding a similar lighting element to the front door will tie the look together.