Friday, September 6, 2013

Decorate The Front Of Your Home

The entrance to your home can be decorated to increase your home's curb appeal.

If your home is lacking in curb appeal or just needs to be refreshed a little bit, there are a few simple decorating touches that can have a dramatic effect on the front of your home. Porches and front steps are often neglected during the decorating process, but these spaces can be transformed in a matter of minutes to inviting and welcoming retreats. Even if your space is limited, you can still decorate the front of your home. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Refresh the paint on the front of the home if necessary. If you don't have the budget to repaint your entire home, at least repaint the front. A fresh coat of paint on your front door in an eye-catching color such as red, blue, green or black can also spruce up the exterior appearance.

2. Hang decorative house numbers by your front door. These can be done in brass, copper, wood or even wrought iron. Choose a style that matches your home's architecture. For example, if you have a Craftsman style home, use copper numbers. For an elegant colonial house, wrought iron is ideal.

3. Hang a matching mailbox by the numbers. Find a mailbox made of the same material as your house numbers, and hang this by the front door. It will add visual interest and pull the design together.

4. Paint the steps or porch. If you have a front porch, refresh the floor and sides with deck paint. Use a color that complements the exterior of your home. For example, if you have a red exterior, choose white for your front porch. You can also paint or stain the front steps leading into your home for a dramatic effect.

5. Add decorative pillars to your porch. These pillars can be purchased at home and garden stores and are typically hollow and lightweight. You can even find wrap-around facades to go over existing porch pillars or supports.

6. Accessorize the front of your home. Just like interior rooms, exterior spaces can be accessorized to stand out. Use flower pots with beautiful flowers during spring or summer months. A simple evergreen topiary is another good choice, especially for homes in colder climates.

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