20 Ways to Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal

First impressions are crucial, and that counts for your home, too. That's why we've come up with a few simple ideas for adding style and upping your house's curb appeal.

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November 06, 2018

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A Warm Welcome

Have your neighbors swooning over your curb appeal with an inviting front porch featuring a cozy wood swing and a mix of patterned blue throw pillows beckoning visitors to this sunny front porch.

Go Bold

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home’s curb appeal. A bold color pairing, like navy blue and bubblegum pink, will ensure your home isn’t lost in a sea of cookie-cutter houses.

Wood Accents

If color isn’t your thing, touches of wood accents will do just the trick when boosting your home’s appearance. This home seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, features cedar details add a natural alternative when it comes to exterior accents.

Modern House Numbers

Say goodbye to ordinary house numbers. Add a modern, chic vibe to your home’s exterior by upgrading to a laser-cut wooden plaque.

Well-Manicured Lawn

No matter how beautiful a new plant or house feature may be, it will never get a chance to shine if neighbors can't see past a wild, unkempt yard. By maintaining a nice, healthy lawn height, you can ensure your home will be noticed for all the right reasons.

Walk This Way

Choosing the right hardscape can be a challenge, but a simple stone or brick path is a great way to add charm to your entryway. If the inviting look isn't enough to convince you, just imagine life with no more muddy footprints or sunken heels!

Rocking Out

A pair of rocking chairs on the front porch will elicit nostalgic memories of the past, while also provide the perfect backdrop for creating new experiences.

Borderline Design

For a classic curb appeal boost, hedge your home with an adorable picket fence. Cover it with lovely roses or vines for a look that is sure to impress.


Landscape lighting illuminates this home’s front showcasing all its best features- unique architecture, tidy landscaping and appealing shrubbery.

An Open Door

A front door can add a lot to a home, especially when it comes to curb appeal. Large glass panels above on this front door add an inviting and elegant touch to its exterior.

Container Garden Goodness

No space for a flower bed? No problem! Liven up your home’s curb appeal with a colorful container garden. A container garden allows for an easy swap of vegetation whenever you choose.

Eye-Catching Shutters

Take a cue from your surroundings when choosing a color for your shutters. Lush greenery shrubs blend seamlessly with this home’s matching green shutters and natural wood front door combo.

The Shingle Life

Multicolored shingles add interest to this Cape Cod home while also scoring big in the uniqueness category.

Flowing Out of The Box

As seen on HGTV's Home Town, the exterior of this home has cedar window boxes that coordinate beautifully with the colorful shutters, making a big statement in this small space.

Light the Way

Don't let nightfall hide all your hard work. Here, a complementary mix of outdoor lights illuminates the path, all while keeping the focus on the luscious landscape.

Fun-Flare Siding

Turn heads with an out-of-the-box feature like this home’s cedar siding. The natural wood siding pops against the rest of the exterior while also providing tons of texture that makes it fun to look at and easy on the eyes.

Goodbye Gravel

Gone are the days of gravel driveways. A stamped concrete driveway adds a sleek look to this craftsman-style home.

Bright Entry

Try painting your front door for an inexpensive update that really packs a punch. Bright colors like the turquoise shade shown here (Sherwin Williams Nifty Turquoise) are an easy way to give your home a fun, fresh look.

Green Thumb

Vibrant flowers add life to this home’s front yard. A hardy mix of plants and flowers offer an eye-catching combination of color and texture.

Mix It Up

To keep your landscaping looking fresh and dynamic, mix in various plants with an eye-catching tree to maintain an interesting, textured look.

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