Curb Appeal

How to Revamp Your Front Door

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The old adage “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” also applies to your home. Creating an entry that wows is not only good for curb appeal, it also helps add to the overall value of your home. The front door and entryway define the look of your décor – think of it as your home’s centerpiece. Here are some of our favorite ways to spruce up your entry:

DOORWAY TO COLOR
 

A pop of color on the front door that contrasts with the siding is an easy way to make a tired entry lively again. If your trim is looking rough, give it a makeover with fresh coat and it doesn’t hurt to attend to the shutters if they could use a face lift too. A fresh coat of paint gives everything a crisp and clean look, and tells your visitors the inside of your home is well-kept and comfortable.

NUMERO UNO UPGRADE
 

Give your house numbers a new, modern look. Shop online or at the local hardware store to find something simple that makes a world of difference. What a quick way to give things a face lift!

NATURAL BEAUTY
 

Flowers and plants add color and texture. Framing your front door with gorgeous planters on each side of the door is an easy way to draw the eye. Go bold with the colors so you can see the planters from the street.

FURNITURE REVAMP
 

Revive seating with new cushions, or reupholster your current cushions with a bold fabric or pattern. If your furniture frames are looking dull, give them a makeover with a quick coat of spray paint.

GREET YOUR GUESTS
 

Add a welcome mat or swap out a faded or stained mat for a fresh one. Welcome mats are a good accessory, but they need to be swapped out more often to keep things looking clean and neat.

WREATHED IN WELCOME
 

If you’re not fond of the upkeep that comes with flowers and plants, opt for a door wreath based on the season. You can also channel your love for farmhouse style and add a rustic sign to welcome people to your home.

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