If you’re looking to dress up the outside of your home, there’s no better time to start. Now that spring is here and those flowers are in full bloom, it’s going to be simple to give the front of your home a facelift.
Here are 10 ways that you can easily spruce up your front yard. These tricks won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and sometimes they’re completely cost-free. The free options just require a little elbow grease.
So, if you’re just looking for a weekend project, here are a few things to get you started.
1. Create A Walkway
Stones and tiles can easily be added from the driveway to the front door, and they’re sure to give you and your guests such a welcoming feeling. Follow this tutorial.
2. Add A Pop Of Color
A simple coat of paint can make the front of your home all the more cheery, especially if you go with a bright pop of color.
3. Decorate With Potted Plants
Remember— potted plants are your friends. If you don’t have the time or the money to do some professional landscaping, not to worry, because potted plants will do just the trick.
4. Keep Things Perfectly Manicured
If you make sure your grass is cut and your bushes are pruned, it’ll do wonders for your curb appeal. So, get out the lawn mower and shears and get to work!
5. Update Outdoor Seating
If you don’t have outdoor seating, you may want to look into getting some because nothing is more quaint and inviting than a nice seating area. If you already have a place to sit and relax on your porch, consider getting some new throw pillows or patio cushions to make things look even better.
6. Add A Pergola
Adding a pergola where flowers can grow is never a bad idea. You can even make your garage beautiful with this pergola idea from Arbor Original.
7. Update Light Fixtures
Getting new light fixtures or even just deep cleaning the ones you have can also add a new look to the front of your home that the neighbors will surely to notice. Sometimes the simplest change can make all the difference.
8. Add Shutters
Make your windows look more sophisticated by adding shutters.
9. DIY A House Number Display
Displaying your house number in a decorative manner will set your house apart in the most unique way. Follow this tutorial.
10. Make Your Own Window Boxes
Basically, you should take any opportunity you have to add flowers and plants to the front of your house. Making your own window boxes are the perfect way to do just that. The Polished Pebble has tips.
You’ve got a busy weekend ahead of you, but your house will look so much better once you’re done, so it really is worth it!
[h/t: DIY Network]