5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

First impressions are important. The exterior of your home is the first thing a person sees when they visit your home, and the last thing they see when they leave. These 5 easy tips will have the outside of your home in excellent shape in no time.   



1. If you're feeling daring, go bright like like Stephanie did. Check out more colorful door inspiration here. [Photo: Stephanie Lynn] (Check out some quality paints here)

2. Or try a neutral... it will have more of an effect than you might think. [Photo: Stephanie Lynn]


3. This moravian star light fixture adds character to the doorway. Find lots of other portico lighting ideas here. [Photo: Our Little Big House]

4. Landscape lights add another, lower level of lighting and can also help to keep walkways well lit. See more lighting ideas here. [Photo: BHG


5. Make your own mid-century modern house numbers with this tutorial. [Photo: Curbly]

6. Or use adhesive window film and cut out your house number with an Exacto knife. Read more about window films here. [Photo: Country Living]


7. Even small changes can make a big difference. Paint your mailbox flag a bright color that coordinates with your front door like Erin did. See other curb appeal ideas using paint here. [Photo: HGTV]

8. Or buy a decal for your existing mailbox to give it some style. Check out lots of other decal designs here. [Photo: Back40Life]


9. This homeowner has planted flowers and shrubbery in a strategic way to lead the eye from one side of the house to the other. Find more landscaping tips here. [Photo: Lebopilisy]

10. Hanging plants are an easy and effective way to dress up your home's exterior without breaking the bank. Don't they look beautiful? [Photo: The House That Built Us] (Check out these examples on Etsy!)

This Curbly post was originally published in May 2013.

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Ken Jone on Aug 24, 2015:

Spicy red door color is really attractive.  It can get the attention of everyone in a seconds. 

Mercedes on May 11, 2015:

Just painted my front door a soothing carribbean blue and now looking for a coastal door accent

terry on Apr 09, 2015:

My siding is grey so I painted my front door Royal Blue with nickel knocker and kick gaurd. Nobody on the block has a blue door and it goes so nice with grey siding.

usernamefree on Jul 23, 2014:

I have to keep changing and am about to paint my front door deep plum in high gloss,with brass kick plate and knocker

faith-towers on Jun 22, 2014:

Sounds beautiful Shirley! Loving the matching gold idea ;)

shirley on Jun 22, 2014:

I had my hubby paint our front door red and added gold kick board to match gold door knocker and door handle. Our house has taupe siding and I love it.

Desiree Griffiths on May 29, 2014:

Wow! That's our house! So random to see it on Pinterest. I took this photo a year after we moved in. The flowers in the front are still simarly done, while the other plants and bushes are a lot more mature, now.

Anonymous on May 18, 2014:

My front door is a dark turqoise/teal color. My house is a buttery yellow. I love it. My door used to be a red with a bit of fuschia in it. Loved that too.

faith-towers on May 21, 2013:

@Amanda I love the idea of a red door... but I might go with a neutral shutter color to balance out the brightness.

Amanda on May 21, 2013:

I've Often HeArd that ReD Is To Bold Fo A Front Door. What Is Your Take On A Red Door With Matching Shutters?

faith-towers on May 07, 2013:

Yellow doors are so great, I'm glad to hear that you have one KeLLy aNN! It's a wonderful trend....

KeLLy aNN on May 07, 2013:

I've had a yellow door for years! and I just can't imagine having any other color.  I love how people are becoming more experimental with colors on their doors

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