When we think about decorating, we tend to focus on the inside of the house. You probably spent weeks deciding on a colour for the feature wall in the living room, or hours browsing the net to find the perfect bedding, but we rarely pay as much attention to the outside of our homes.
Working on the outer appearance of your house can add kerb appeal and make your home more welcoming. It’s time to make the outside of your house reflect the beauty on the inside.
Adding greenery is a simple way for a quick transformation. If you don’t have a front garden, add window boxes and place pot plants near your front door. Or if you have more space, install evergreen trees that will prosper all year long, create a mini orchard with a couple of fruit trees, or create a functional space with garden furniture and a patio heater.
It’s All in the Front Door
Your front door is one of the most noticeable things about the outside of your home and tells passersby a lot about what lurks within. A tatty door makes the rest of your house look messy, too. Buying a new uPVC door makes the outside of your home look clean and inviting, plus there’s no painting required and it could help keep your home warmer – essential if your front door opens into your living room.
Dress your Windows
The inside of your home can also improve the outside. Dressing windows with curtains made from luxurious fabrics, hanging delicate voiles, and displaying candles or accessories on window ledges can make the outside look personal and loved.
Let There be Light!
Adding lighting not only makes your home look more welcoming on dark winter nights, but injects personality. Here you can bring interior design touches outside. Does your front door open onto a hallway? Or into your lounge? Bring key aspects of that room outside through your choice of lighting. Opt for old fashioned lanterns for a period theme, go ultra modern, or create unique lighting if you have a passion for DIY.
Cleaning and Clearing
This is one of the easiest ways to improve the look of the outside of your home. Cleaning windows, sweeping leaves, removing overhanging branches, or pressure washing pathways can dramatically change its appearance.
Whether you have a sprawling front garden, a winding drive way, or your front door opens onto the street, there a small changes that can make a huge difference. The outside of your home should make a statement that fits the love and care you put into the inside. Buy a new front door, clear clutter and install lighting for a fresh and welcoming feel.
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