Looking to Improve Your Front Entryway for Maximum Curbside Appeal?
Improve the front entryway of your home’s exterior for maximum curbside appeal. With just a few almost effortless steps, your home could be the envy of the entire neighborhood. Catch the attention of anyone passing by on the street. Then entice and lead visitors all the way up to your front door with carefully created decorative additions and gorgeous landscaping effects.
Step 1. Get Your Front Lawn Into Good Condition & Consider Adding More Landscaping Details
Your front lawn gives visitors their very first impression of your home residence. For better or worse, the health and condition of your grass and other living plants in your yard conveys a powerful statement about your personal style and overall housekeeping talents.
Consider adding or improving on the landscaping at the front of your home. Take some tips from the English and use the landscaping to lead your guests towards your front doorstep. For some extra drama, add some intriguing landscaped focal points along the way.
Step 2. Install, Repair or Upgrade the Driveway, Sidewalks or Other Walking Paths
Nothing looks as unattractive as a yard in disarray, and this is worse if the driveway, pedestrian sidewalks or other types of walking paths are also in need of some TLC. Install, repair or upgrade any of these property eyesores to instantly increase your property’s overall curb appeal.
Consider making your front walkways even better by creating some curvy lines like a meandering path that winds past delightful floral and plant arrangements. If your property is too small for that, remember that adding symmetry to the landscaping design creates visual interest, and planting flowers, shrubs and other greenery serves to add character and depth.
Step 3. Decorate Your Front Door & Make it Stand Out, or Install a New One
Pay special attention to your front door, and decorate it in order to make it stand out or pop against the panorama that is your front lawn. For a greater impact on your home’s curb appeal factor, install a brand new door in a style that works with your home’s architectural lines and overall decor theme.
Front door decor ideas include:
- Door Wreathes to Match the Season
- Rich Hued Paint or Appealing Door Finishes
- Personalized Plaque or Address Numbers like Carved Wooden Items
- Intricate Door Knobs & Other Elegant Hardware Door Embellishments
- Attractive & Unique Door Knocker or Doorbell Feature
- Addition of New Window Panes On, Above or Beside the Front Door
Step 4. Plant Flowers & Use Flower Arrangements Alongside Walkway & On the Porch
Plant some lovely flowers around your home and front lawn. Use attractive floral arrangements or place flower pots overflowing with blooms or greenery along a driveway, entrance walkway path and on the porch, beside the steps and in front of the home.
Consider adding a flower or herb garden, or create mesmerizing displays of fresh blooms underneath a tree, inside a window box or other plant holders. Hang cascading flowering plants or green ferns along the porch or near the front doorway. Train a rosebush or deep green vine to grow upwards on a trellis.
Step 5. Paint Your Home’s Exterior and/or Trim Edgings or Wash Siding
Paint your current home exterior in a hue that complements your other decor choices. Nothing gets favorable attention in the way that freshly painted surfaces do. Consider painting window and door trims in a beautiful contrasting shade.
If your home has siding, power-wash these surfaces for a well-kept look that can help make your home look spectacular. Adding ornate or vibrantly painted window shutters can also add to the overall charm of your dwelling while also providing protection if necessary.
Step 6. Wash Windows & Clean All Exterior Surfaces Including Rain Gutters
Wash all of the windows in your home, and clean all other exterior surfaces and items including removing debris from rain gutters or other drainage pipes. Install custom crafted rain spouts and other related items in a material that gets noticed like shiny copper ones.
Step 7. Transform Your Mailbox with Fresh Coat of Paint & Personal Details
Attract the attention of your neighbors, the postman and drivers by transforming your ordinary mailbox with a fresh coat of paint in a color of your choosing. Add personal details like hand-carved address numbers, family name or artistic designs and patterns for a bigger style impact.
Step 8. Install Warmth Giving Light Fixtures
No outdoor living environments are really complete until the proper outdoor lights are installed at strategic spots for maximum impact. Light fixtures not only give off protective light to make walking the property at night safer, these items also serve to create a warm and welcoming ambiance that everyone will appreciate.
Add outdoor lights in a layered effect for better light coverage, and install light strands around a pool, along a patio or over a gazebo for romantic mood lighting when desired. Consider using lanterns, wall sconces, pendant entryway or porch lighting options for a magnificent display of inviting amber lights glowing hopefully through the darkness.
Step 9. Add Beautiful Decorative Features & Comfy Furniture to Front Door Area
Make or purchase decorative items and other outdoor appropriate features to your front door area including any porch, patio or deck space. Try to keep these decor selections personal in order to convey your innermost personality traits and artistic preferences.
Add comfortable furniture pieces to these areas for greater enjoyment potential of your outside spaces. Try showcasing a stunning garden or other landscape feature with glorious light and a statement making garden bench or a cozy arrangement of outdoor chairs.
Take some time to create enchanting lawn and garden landscapes that reflect your innermost spirit. Those that do generally feel more contentment with their home living environment. Enhance your front entryway design to boost curbside appeal.
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