Curb Appeal: “The attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property, as viewed from the street.”
You’ve heard the saying “First impressions are everything” right? The best way to welcome guests and make a great first impression is with an inviting entryway.
I love color and our front door, with its bold red hue, lets arriving guests know that right away.
You can make the most of your home’s appearance with these 3 quick and simple updates:
1. PAINT YOUR DOOR AN EYE-CATCHING COLOR
Your front door is the first thing people see when they visit your home. A fresh coat of paint can completely reinvent the look of your home! Make a statement by painting the door a vibrant hue. A colorful front door creates a welcoming tone, customizes the look of your home and is a great way to introduce guests to your personal style.
If bright colors aren’t your thing, you can always go with a more classic and timeless color. My personal favorite classic color on a front door is black. There is just something so chic and sophisticated about a front door painted black.
2. ADD FLOWERS
Whether via window boxes, a container garden or planting them in your front lawn, flowers and greenery have a way of improving your mood, adding color and dimension to a space.
Fill 2-3 planters of varying heights with greenery and place them by your front door for a cheerful and welcoming display.
If you’re like me and are often short on the time and/or energy needed to maintain large beds of flowers or gardens, window boxes brimming with colorful flowers and foliage add charm to the home’s façade.
3. UPDATE DOOR HARDWARE
You’d be surprised how much changing out your door’s hardware, after applying a fresh coat of paint to the door, can boost your entryway’s appearance.
From bronze to brass, there are lots of stunning doorknocker and door handle finish and style options on the market to choose from.
Once you’ve switched out your door hardware, consider adding a kickplate to your door as well. Kickplates are both functional and decorative. Attach a kickplate to the bottom of the front door to protect against scuff marks and to add some unexpected “bling.”
The kickplate on the lovely eggplant colored door below is a simple but adds great personality to the entryway.
Are you ready to switch up the look of your home’s exterior? Giving your home’s exterior a mini make over can be tackled in one weekend.
Check out my CURB APPEAL board on Pinterest for more ideas and tips on how to add curb appeal with style and ease.