Seven ways to increase the curb appeal of your home



Decorating the exterior of a home is just as important—if not more important—than decorating the inside since it’s the first thing people see when they pull into the driveway. Your home’s curb appeal is especially important if you’re planning to sell in the near future. Even if the interior of your home is immaculate and stylish, prospective buyers may not be able to shake off a bad feeling about your home that they got when they saw it from the driveway. Here are seven home improvement projects that you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal.

Find new throw pillows

Got some outdoor furniture on your porch that you’d like to draw some attention to? Choose some new throw pillows to place on them. Throw pillows are always a matter of taste so choose something stylish that you like. Also think about what you want guests to feel when they arrive at your home and choose designs that match the current season and reflect current trends.

Add some chairs to your porch

A couple of well-placed chairs on your porch makes the space look more inviting and comfortable, plus it gives you the freedom to sit outside on evenings when the weather is just right and enjoy the activity of your neighborhood.

Arrange flowers on your porch and along walkway

You want to make a good impression even as guests are walking up towards your front door so it’s always a good idea to line your walkway with some colorful flowers that make your home seem vibrant and happy. Choose plants that complement each other and your home. You can also use hanging planters to display plants or flowers on your porch as well.

Replace your doormat

Your doormat gets a lot of foot traffic. That is what it’s designed for after all. If your doormat is worn and dirty, however, it won’t have that warm and inviting look you’re striving for. If your doormat has seen better days, it’s time to go get a new one. Choose one that show’s your personality.

Hang a wreath

Hanging a wreath from your front door isn’t just for holidays. There are great spring and summer wreaths that can liven up your front porch. Not only will it make your front door like nicer, it will smell great too.

Switch out accessories

There are kinds of little things that you can replace on your front porch to give your home a new look. For example, you can swap out the door knob or handle on your front door. You can also replace the house numbers with new ones that are bigger and shinier and can easily be read from the street. You can also upgrade the lighting. These are little details but sometimes it’s the finishing touches that make all the difference.

Paint or replace the front door

Finally, you can repaint or replace your front door completely. It’s something most homeowners can do themselves and it’s a fun project. Choose an airy, bright color to make your home seem a little more fun and inviting. If you decide to go with a new front door, keep in mind that it’s one of the most cost effective home improvement projects you can do. It recoups almost all of the money you put into it when it comes time to sell your home.

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Source: popsugar .com/home/Outdoor-Decor-Ideas-40804222


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