Sure, pumpkins and scarecrows and other fall-ish decorations are a nice touch, but if you really want to wow your guests and get the neighbors talking, you’re going to have to a little more this year. To help you out, we’ve shared a list of DIY-tips and projects for boosting your home’s curb appeal this autumn, courtesy of BrandPointContent.com. Enjoy!
Front door, first impressions: The front door is one of the first things people notice about your home so give it a fresh look with a new coat of paint in a bold color to make it pop and draw attention to your house. You can also opt to replace the door entirely with one that has decorative glass accents and sidelights to add more natural light or consider an Energy Star-quality entry door to maintain energy efficiency when temperatures drop.
Accessorize with new hardware: For a quick and easy facelift to your front door, replace its hardware. Pick hardware finishes that compliment light fixtures, mailboxes, and house numbers for a “polished, cohesive look.”
Refresh exterior body and trim colors: If you’re looking for a more dramatic change, consider repainting your home’s exterior. Not up for something this bold (or expensive)? Add new trim colors instead that match the home’s primary color or “compliment it with a fresh twist.”
Create points of interest with plants: Add pops of color to the outside of your home by arranging pots of fall flowers such as mums, sedum or asters around your front door, or on a porch or deck.
Accent with lighting: Shorter, darker days are ahead so consider adding exterior accent lighting to the front of the home. Other options include ground-insert solar lights along pathways and solar spotlights to illuminate landscaping or the front door.
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