Take the exterior of your home from boring to beautiful with five easy ideas.Southern Living Magazine By Grace HaynesMaking your home the envy of every other on the block doesn't&
Five Easy Entry Ideas
Don't keep a charming home in the dark. Light fixtures illuminate the exterior at night and set a welcoming tone for the front entry. Hang a stylish lantern from the ceiling of the front porch, or flank the front door with a matching pair of fixtures.
Build a border around your front lawn while adding major curb appeal. Call upon classic New Orleans' style with a wrought iron fence, or choose a traditional white picket fence reminiscent of Mayberry. Or even a low profile stacked stone wall as a simple yet interesting border.
Painting a front door is an affordable, easy way to infuse the entry with personality. Go bold with a bright red, or pick a playful powder blue. Shutters are another easy, traditional addition that bring instant charm to an exterior, and painting them can kick curb appeal up another notch. Whether you choose a neutral hue or a vibrant shade, be sure that the colors of the shutters and front door blend well with each other, along with the rest of your home's facade and landscaping.
Who isn't attracted to eye-catching flower arrangements? Plant containers with seasonal blooms in a variety of colors, shapes, and textures, and display them on the front porch. Choose one large container, or group a trio of smaller pots together. Window boxes are another way to add fresh style to your home's exterior and experiment with new combinations of flowers for a striking look.
Make your porch a place where people want to sit and stay awhile. Create an outdoor living area (if space allows) by installing a porch swing and setting up a bistro table and chairs.
"As always make sure to put a little of yourself into your projects to create the place you always want to come home to." Roxane
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