We’ve all felt that calmness that settles in the house when the kids’ toys are put away, the dishes are done, the bed is made, and the laundry’s folded. The kind of harmony that occurs when everything is in its place.
Rarely do people create that same harmony with their home’s curb appeal. Great curb appeal ideas don’t need to break the bank, in fact, there are many ways to spruce up the outside of your house without making any major buys or taking on a redesign project.
Bring a sense of tidiness and character to your front door with these simple curb appeal ideas, DIYs, and yard projects that are budget-friendly and fun for the whole family.
Accent Your Entryway
If taking on a design rehaul of your front yard is not in the budget, there are simple ways to introduce landscaping elements to your home without pulling up grass and planting bushes. You can easily create front curb appeal with perfectly placed planters and your favorite houseplants.
There are so many plants at your disposal to use, take a look at your parks for inspiration, or pull ideas from around your neighborhood to find plants that you love. Create immediate curb appeal with matching, tall planters on either side of your front door to create a focal point and introduce some style to porches with limited space.
Using hanging pots for spider plants, lace ivy, and trailing succulents to create front curb appeal from any angle, and to keep plants out of reach of inquisitive little ones.
Play With Color
Once you’ve brightened up your entryway with some friendly, green plants, you can mix in even more color to the front of your house by repainting your front door. Take a walk around the community to get inspired, and look for recurring colors in your neighbor’s gardens and front yards.
Once you’ve gotten a sense of your community’s curb appeal aesthetic, it’ll be easier for you to settle on a shade that you and your neighbors will love. Place tape around handles, windows, and wood details to paint your door in sections, and sand down any rough spots to create an even coat.
With a small, angled brush, paint recessed or elevated details of the door first, following up with larger, flat surfaces. Apply a second or third coat and a touch up uneven sections.
Remove the tape once the paint is dry, step back, and marvel at how much curb appeal you can achieve with just a few coats of paint.