Meta: It’s nice to pull into the driveway and see your home look festive and inviting. Here are some great ways you can create amazing seasonal curb appeal.
Contrary to popular belief, boosting curb appeal isn’t just important when you’re selling your home. As a homeowner, when your yard is decorated for the season, it’ll go a long way to make guests feel welcome and give you a sense of pride when people admire your decor.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re creating enviable seasonal curb appeal.
You wouldn’t think that something as simple as a wreath would make a difference when it comes to curb appeal, but you’d be surprised. A wreath can go a long way to make your front entryway more welcoming and festive, but you don’t have to stop there. You could also put seasonal wreaths on your windows as well.
The best part of using a wreath is that you can make them yourself using natural materials found in your yard. You could also go to the craft store and pick up items to create a unique wreath that’s exactly how you want it. Of course, you can also purchase a premade wreath as well.
Mobiles, windchimes or flags
Along with wreaths, you could decorate the front of your home with seasonally appropriate mobiles or flags. You can also use bird feeders, sun catchers, windchimes and other decorative odds and ends. These items are small but when done well, they can add a bit of sparkle and charm to an otherwise bland porch.
Spruce up the front porch
Speaking of a bland porch, this is one area where you can do the most decorating. For example, around the holidays you could put up a decorated tree with “presents” underneath. You could hang lights and garland to make it more festive. If you have patio furniture, you can use outdoor cushions and blankets (if it’s a covered patio or screened in sunroom) to make it a little cozier.
Decorate with potted plants
Potted plants and flowers are a fantastic way to add a bit of color and life to your yard. There are a lot of options in terms of the types of plants and flowers you can use, as well as different types of pots and containers. If you want something more permanent, you can create beautiful flower beds along walkways and the driveway, around trees, and along the house’s exterior. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can always hire a landscaper for help.
Use lanterns and other lighting options
Lighting is a fantastic way to add visual interest to your home, highlight special features like trees, lawn ornaments, or flower beds, but they’re also a great way to make your home safer as well. You can switch out your old outdoor light fixtures with new ones that match your home’s aesthetic. You could install solar lights along walkways and the driveway so people can see clearly where they’re going. You can even put lanterns on porch steps or hang them from the railing to give the porch an added touch.
Seasonal curb appeal can boost your home’s value
When you’re selling your home, curb appeal plays a big role in catching the buyer’s interest. A property that has impeccable landscaping is sure to please buyers, but the added touches like wreaths, flowers, and a welcoming front porch can go a long way in making people feel at home.
Don’t get us wrong, you could decorate your yard for the seasons and not see the overall value of your home go up (unless you spring for a landscaping overhaul, you could use a home value estimator to see if it’d be worth the investment). However, it will appeal to buyers and the more buyers appreciate your curb appeal, the higher the chances that your home will sell quickly.