10 Easy Ways 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. Here are 10 easy upgrades you can make to your home before warm weather hits, and none of them will break the bank.
New House Numbers
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 an outdoor light directly above so you're guaranteed that no one will ever miss them again.
Buy It: CB2, $7.95
Front Door Decor
You might not have wreaths on the brain after the holidays, but wreaths are an excellent way to amp up your curb appeal all year long. This beautiful eucalyptus wreath is the perfect choice for the spring or summer months. Plus, it would make a great housewarming or neighborly thank-you gift.
Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $69.95
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, seasons or even to simply add a splash of color.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $34.00
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 permanence of planting them in the ground. And with planters this pretty, any plant would look gorgeous.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $49.00
Lanterns can give outdoor spaces a romantic and magical feel. For a designer look, buy a few different sizes and group them at varying heights, or hang them from tree branches for more whimsy. Just don't forget to use battery-powered votives or blow out the candles at the end of the night.
Buy It: West Elm, $34 - $48
Another genius way to spruce up your front porch is with a bold, graphic outdoor rug. Use it to soften and define a seating area on your front porch or let kids create their own gentler-on-the-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, $60 - $199
You can never have too many pillows. If you like to hang out on your front porch, then you might need to add some fluffy, brightly colored outdoor pillows like these. Mix and match your 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: Target, $14.99
Charmingly handcrafted with stoneware pineapples and beads, this sweet wind chime will lend a whimsical touch to your patio or veranda.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $36.00
A boot tray isn't just for boots. We love to keep these by our front door in the warm-weather months so 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: Crate & Barrel, $39.95
Attention apartment and small-space dwellers: meet your new favorite table. Mounted on the rail and easy to fold up out of the way, this little bistro table is the perfect solution for tight spaces.
Buy It: Wayfair, $106.99