5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

by on Jun 6, 2015

The exterior front entrance of a house has a walkway that is surrounded by decorative plants.Lebopilisy

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.   

Exterior doors of different buildings have glass panes in them.

PAINT YOUR DOOR

1. If you’re feeling daring, go bright like like Stephanie did. Check out more colorful door inspiration here. [Photo: Stephanie Lynn]

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

Houses have stone elements in the walkway, garden, staircase, and lower exterior wall.

ADD LIGHTING

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

Building street addresses are stylized different ways.

ADD INTERESTING HOUSE NUMBERS

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]

Two mailboxes, one white, one black.

DRESS UP YOUR MAILBOX

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]

House front elevation with greenery and flower plant ideas.

ADD FLOWERS, SHRUBS AND PLANTS

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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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    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.

  2. Desiree Griffiths

    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.

  3. shirley

    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.

  4. usernamefree

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

  5. terry

    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.

  6. Mercedes

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

  7. Hera Madison

    Great article. I’m so interested about that and also my friends in entreprise lévisienne amazing!