97 Homes With Major Curb Appeal

by Faith Towers
97 Homes With Major Curb Appeal
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Everybody knows that first impressions are everything, and that's true for our homes too. If the front of your house doesn't look great, people will assume the inside doesn't either. To get you inspired to spruce up your home's curb appeal, here's an epic roundup of gorgeous exteriors organized by style.   

 Craftsman Style

1. Contemporary Craftsman

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2. Turquoise and Brick Beauty

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3. Gray With Gardens

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4. Craftsman Tudor Bungalow

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5. Shingled Siding Craftsman

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6. Color Blocked Facade 

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7. Grey and White With Brick

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8. Stone Accents

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Tudor Style

9. Classic Brick

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10. Light and Airy

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11. Painted Brick

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12. Tudor(ish) Style

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13. Curvalicious

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14. Gardens Galore

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15. Manicured Perfection

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16. English Style

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17. Landscaped Beauty

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Colonial Style

18. Cozy Stone

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19. Black and White

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20. Shrub Lined Pathway

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21. Paver Pathway

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22. Pretty Porch

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23. Federal Style

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24. Addition-Flanked

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25. Southern Charm

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26. Quaintly Gated

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28. Classic With A Twist

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Ranch Style

29. Crisp and Clean

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30. Bold Blue Door

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31. Major Makeover

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32. Shady Gardens

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33. Inviting Porch

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Victorian Style

34. Gardens, Gardens, Gardens

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35. Pretty In The Snow

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36. Fenced In Style

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37. Brick Beauty

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38. Square Gardens

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French Country Style

39. French Country Flair

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40. Mature Landscaping

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41. Flowers Everywhere

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42. Shrubs Galore

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43. Stone Wall Accent

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44. Manicured Hedges

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45. More Beautiful Hedges

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46. Climbing Ivy For The Win 

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47. Stone Entryway

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48. Greenery Everywhere

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49. Colorful Hydrangeas 

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Cottage Style

50. Cottage Charm

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51. Stripes Overhead

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52. Weathered and Wonderful

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53. Quaint and Inviting

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54. Urn Planters

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55. Mixed Materials

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56. Secret Garden

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57. Privacy Shrubs

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58. Old Stone

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59. Perfect Patio

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60. Round Stone Walls

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Cape Cod Style

61. Traditional Fence

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62. Festive Seasonal Decor

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63. Unique Hedges

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64. Pretty Patio

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65. Pointed Stone Wall

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Mediterranean Style

66. Curved Driveway Garden

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67. Palm Tree Entranceway

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68. Lighting Matters

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69. Welcoming Fountain 

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70. Topiary Trees

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71. Grand Stairway

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72. Lighted Gardens

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73. Pretty In Pink

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74. Unique Foliage

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75. European Charm

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Mid Century Modern Style

76. Inviting Walkway

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77. Angular Entryway

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78. Cactus Chic

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79. Simple Elegance

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80. Brick and Cement

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81. That Pink Door!

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82. Potted Plants

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83. Statement Colors

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84. Good Grid

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85. Stairway To Heaven

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Modern Style

86. Horizontal Lines

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87. Curvy Pavers

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88. Cement Accents

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89. Stone Lawn

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90. Less Is More

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91. Rectangles Everywhere

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92. Levels

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93. Multi-Material

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94. Angular Architecture

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95. Sculpture 

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96. Pristine Gardens

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97. Clustered Shrubs 

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18 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You're Obsessed with House Exteriors

by M.E. Gray

 

Who to follow on Instagram if houses are your jam!

When it comes to people, it's what's on the inside that counts. When it comes to houses, the outside can be pretty impressive too! Here at Curbly we love a good-lookin' exterior, so we're sharing with you a few of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow if you love the look of a beautiful home. From mansions to tiny houses, old and new alike - we've got you covered.       

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Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes

 

Save money on expensive pots and planters with this quick and easy project that will conceal any ugly plastic container in about five minutes, for less than $1 a piece.   

Using some leftover contact paper, you can whip up some faux metal containers to hide the ugly plastic ones your store-bought houseplants came in. 

Materials
  • Scrap Cardboard
  • Copper Contact Paper
  • Small Plants or succulents
Tools
  • Scis...

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20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist

by Faith Provencher
20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Photo: Esnelle

This month we're talking a lot about Scandinavian décor here at Curbly. One of the easiest ways to change up the look of your home is through textiles like throw pillows and blankets, so we're rounding up 20 of our favorites that you can swap out if you'd like to achieve that subdued, classic Scandinavian look in your home. Click through to check them out.   

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Amazon

1. Handloom Slub Striped Throw - Toss this pretty slub throw over the end of the sofa for a quick and easy Scandinavian touch. Amazon, $26

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Overstock

2. Toscana Faux Fur Throw - Stay warm and cozy with this soft faux fur throw blanket.  Overstock, $60

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Lauren Aston Designs

3. Oblong Chunky Knit Cushion - This chunky knit pillow has a lovely muted Scandi purple color. Lauren Aston Designs, $89

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Amazon

4. Cool Dream Decorative Pillowcase - Black triangles on a beige background is oh-so-Scandinavian. And the price is right! Amazon, $2

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
IKEA

5. Gray Throw Blanket - We would be remiss if we didn't include something from IKEA! This cozy knit throw fits the bill. IKEA, $18

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Overstock

6. Faux Llama Fur Pillow - Add some serious texture to your sofa with this soft throw pillow. Overstock, $40

  

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Mood Design Studio

7. Cross Throw Blanket - This black and white cross pattern adds interest without being too over-the-top. Because subtlety is very Scandi. Mood Design Studio, $125

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Walmart

8. Crossweave Throw - This gray blanket has a lovely crossweave texture, and promises to keep you warm on those chilly nights.  Walmart, $40

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Overstock

9. Woven Stripes Throw Pillow - The striped nubs give this pillow a memorable yet visually subtle style perfect for a Scandi living room. Overstock, $36

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Esnelle

10. Scandinavian Modern Throw Pillows - These gorgeous pillows are a textured gray on one side, and muted purple or pink on the other. Esnelle, $30

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Linen Space

11. Primitive Stripes Cushion - This throw pillow has a super simple design, perfect for that easy-going vibe you're looking for. Linen Space, $28+

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
West Elm

12. Dash Stitch Throw - White dashes add character to these basic throws. West Elm, $30 on sale

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
West Elm

13. Macrame Diamond Pillow - This all-white pillow is covered with 70's-chic macrame, adding the perfect amount of texture to make it interesting. West Elm, $39

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Urban Outfitters

14. Locust Malki Pillow - This lovely throw pillow has a different black and white design on each side. Urban Outfitters, $49

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
The Urban Hedgehog

15. Mountain Pillow - Isn't this triangular pillow just the cutest?!  The Urban Hedgehog, $22

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
H&M

16. Herringbone Throw - Stay warm with this soft herringbone throw in a mottled gray color.  H&M, $50

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Nirwa

17. Pastel Geometric Pillow - Here's that muted rose color again, so popular in contemporary Scandinavian design. Nirwa, $55

  

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Urban Outfitters

18. Tufted Corduroy Floor Pillow - Pillows don't have to stay on the couch! These large floor pillows will add another seating option to your space.  Urban Outfitters, $39

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Furbish

19. Shibori Sham - Skip the flat blue and go with this beautiful shibori-style pillow sham instead.  Furbish, $75

 

20 Cozy Scandinavian Pillows and Throws You Won't Be Able to Resist
Urban Outfitters

20. Seed Stitch Knit Throw Blanket - A chunky knit blanket is always a great addition to any bedroom or living room. Urban Outfitters, $129

 

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How to: Make a DIY Modern and Minimalist Nativity Set

by Chris Gardner

How to: Make a DIY Modern and Minimalist Nativity Set

I have lots of great holiday memories from when I was a kid: listening to the Merry Christmas from Sesame Street cassette while driving downtown to pick up the ham with my dad, waking my parents up with my sister after totally having scoped the presents, and warming the handheld candles to make funny shapes with my cousins and uncle during Christmas Eve service. But nothing stands out more than this silly little wooden nativity set I set up...

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A Magical, Modern Bedroom for Our Growing Girl

by Alicia Lacy

A Magical, Modern Bedroom for Our Growing Girl

Not so long ago - four years, to be exact - we moved into the Curbly House with one room complete. It was Ayla's room, and it was dunzo, styled, and cozy because she was 3-years-old and going through the double-whammy transition of moving into a new house, and having a new baby brother (all in the span of 10 days!). 

Ayla's Room Before
Ayla's Original Curbly House Room


Her room was adorable and comfortable, and she clocked hours of magical play...

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How to: Elegant and Oh-So-Simple Himmeli-Inspired Christmas Trees

by Jennifer Farley

DIY Tabletop Himmeli Christmas Tree

When it comes to stylish Christmas decor, I always love the classic and elegant look of Scandinavian simplicity. I'm especially into the Finnish Himmeli craft, and dig all the ornaments, stars, and wreathes made from them. So, I wanted to add to that trend by making a Himmeli tabletop Christmas tree design to use as decor around my house and in my Christmas tablescapes.

Sometimes, Himmeli projects are known for getting a little complicated. Believe me, I know. I have tried and failed at many. So, I made these Himmeli trees to be easy, modern, and adaptable to create a variety of tree designs. To pull off the look, you only need to know how to make one simple Himmeli triangle. 

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