Easy Ways to Create Curb Appeal

Easy Ways to Create Curb Appeal

One of my favorite summer activities is going for walks with my hubby and taking in the sights of pretty curb appeal created by mindful homeowners. I’ve never understood why some people don’t plant any flowers for the season … I guess I’m a bit of a flower freak and enjoy adding color to the landscape. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to add curb appeal to your home’s exterior. Sometimes a few simple touches are all it takes.

House with White FenceThis charming entrance has one unifying element … the color white. The clean lines of the white fence are repeated on the trim of the doors and windows. Take a step back from your own home and look to see if there are similar elements you can accentuate with paint.

 

Porch with Wrought Iron BenchThe owner of this historic home has kept their porch simple with a wrought iron bench, wreath, and attractive light fixtures. The details of the trim are set off with a attractive color scheme. Paint stores offer brochures with pleasing color combinations to make your job of choosing exterior colors much easier. 

 

Wicker Seating Area in front yardOn this ranch style home, the amazing double wood doors provide impressive curb appeal, but the homeowner added a twist with a wicker seating area in the front yard. Sometimes a surprise element is all you need to create whimsical curb appeal.

 

Flag and Eagle on a Victorian PorchThis gorgeous home has a beautiful arched doorway and intricate gingerbread on the porch. In order to let these architectural details stand out, they kept their porch decor simple. A flag is casually perched in the corner while a graceful eagle takes residence on the porch wall. Just the right touch!

 

Porch Swing and Flag create curb appealA small front porch is packed with charm by using a simple swing and pretty pillows. You don’t need a large porch or impressive front door to create curb appeal that welcomes visitors to your door.

 

Purple House has great curb appealPaint color alone can create impressive curb appeal. This home’s architectural details pop against the purple-blue siding. Windows are trimmed in two colors while a simple flower pot is nestled on the front steps. The landscaping is kept simple so the house can stand out.

 

Wrought Iron Trim on PorchBlack wrought iron trim is added to the porch of a classic white house. The black is repeated with the large urn set upon a paved walkway. The red door finishes off the look of elegant curb appeal. Why not consider giving your home a fresh look by painting the front door a fun new color?

 

Porch with Bunting to Create Patriotic Curb AppealFinally, this Victorian home is all decked out for 4th of July. Bunting and a flag create patriotic curb appeal. A few large elements like this often makes a greater impact than many smaller elements.  

What are some of your ideas for sprucing up your home’s curb appeal this summer? For me … I’ll be painting our home’s exterior. It’s a big job but it needs to get done before all the paint peels off!

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  1. Very pretty entries! I love looking at homes while walking as well! I love to get ideas and see what other homeowners come up with! Have a nice day!!~~Angela
    Angela recently posted…Backyard Retreat #3—Arbors and PatioMy Profile

  2. thanks for sharing these pretty homes, jennifer! love the white fence on the first home–kind of a courtyard look!
    lynn recently posted…the potted stuff…My Profile

  3. My husband and I start each summer with a “lane crawl”. We walk up and down the 20 lanes in our little beach community to see what new houses have been built, what changes have been made to existing homes and get ideas for our own. Some of the lanes just make us sad because they are so neglected.

  4. I love looking at other’s curb appeal too.

    That last victorian with the bunting and flag is my favorite!
    Sharon recently posted…house beautiful: the cozy factorMy Profile

  5. I love all these homes for different reasons. The porches are so lovely and I find them so relaxing. I think curb appeal is very important for a home. Such great inspiration with each of these great homes.

    Cynthia
    Cynthia recently posted…Say It Isn’t So!!!!!!!My Profile

  6. Entries ways truly make a statement to a home.

    Great finds. Were these homes in your neighborhood? Or found on the web? Great variety either way.

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