10 Budget-Savvy Shoppables to Freshen Up Your Home's Curb Appeal
You only have one chance to make a first impression ... and that's especially true of your home. But upping your curb appeal game doesn't have to cost a fortune. We've found 10 easy upgrades you can make to your home before warm weather hits, and we swear, none of them will break the bank.
What's Your Number?
One of the easiest ways to make your house stand out on the block is to upgrade your old address numbers. Choose fresh, modern, easy-to-read numbers like these, and you'll never have a pizza delivery guy driving around squinting out his car window again. Make sure to choose a contrasting color that will help them pop against your home's exterior. Illuminate your snazzy new numbers by placing the outdoor light directly above so you're guaranteed that no one will ever miss them again. BUY IT: Rejuvenation, $39
Let's Hear It for the Dots!
This stylish, round doormat is an unexpected shape at your front door with a truly happy vibe. Even if you don't make any other changes, switching out your doormat is a great way to freshen things up each season. You can choose doormats for special holidays, the seasons, or even just to add a pop of color. Keep your extras in the garage when they're not in use. BUY IT: Anthropologie, $42
As the weather warms up, it's time to bring more green to your front and back porch. Potted plants are an easy way to quickly add life and color wherever you need it without the permenance of planting them in the ground. And with planters this pretty, any plant would look fab. BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $59
Mini Table, Big Impact
Attention apartment and small-space dwellers: Meet your fave new table. Mounted on the wall, and easy to fold up out of the way, this little bistro table is the perfect solution for tight spaces. BUY IT: Pottery Barn, $149
You Can Never Have Too Many Pillows ...
... at least that's our mantra! If you like to hang out on your front porch, relaxing with friends and family, then you might need to add some fluffy, brightly colored outdoor pillows like these. Mix and match these striped outdoor pillows to soften up an outdoor swing, chair or sofa. You can even buy extras and coordinate them with your backyard furniture too. BUY IT: Ballard Designs, $39
Runners for All
Another genius way to zhoosh up your front porch is with a bold, graphic outdoor rug like this. Use it to soften and define a seating area on your front porch, or for the kids to create their own gentler-on-little-knees play area. If you have a large front porch, you can even line them up next to each another for bigger impact. BUY IT: CB2, $49.95
Light the Way
Lanterns give your outdoor spaces a romantic, magical feel. For a designer look, buy a few different sizes and group them together at varying heights or hang them from tree branches to create a truly intimate feeling. Just don't forget to use battery-powered votives or to blow out the candles at the end of the night! (Set an alarm reminder on your phone if you really want to be safe). BUY IT: West Elm, $59
Boot Trays Aren't Just for Boots
Okay, we know what you're thinking: Boots are for the winter and it's almost summer. Yes, but a boot tray isn't just for boots. We love to keep these by our front door in summer months so the kids can leave muddy shoes or sandy flip flops in the tray. You can even use trays like this to group together small plants or succulents on your front porch. BUY IT: Target, $39.99
The Sound of Music
This set of beaded wind chimes is the perfect way to add boho chic to your front porch this summer. Hang them by your front door for an extra pop of color. Or group several together for a real wind chime symphony. BUY IT: World Market, $29.98
Round and Round We Go
You might not have wreaths on the brain after the holiday season is over, but NEWSFLASH: Wreaths are a great idea for upping your curb appeal all year long. This fresh eucalyptus wreath is the perfect choice for the spring or summer months as it immediately calls to mind growth and abundance. It would also make a great housewarming or neighborly thank-you gift. BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $69.95