Some may think ‘decorating’ is isolated to the inside of your home, however with the summer sunshine comes a focus on the outside of your home. From outdoor dining spaces to back gardens filled with an abundance of fresh florals and edible delights – a back garden is often where people focus their attention, but it’s time to show the front of your house some love. Here are five simple tips to help you achieve kerb appeal…
A fence is more than just the boundary of your home, it’s often the first thing a guest sees as they enter your property. A fresh coat of paint to a fence, railings or wall will create a considered feel and can add a certain je ne sais quoi.
Pave the way
It’s time to look down! From paving to lawns, spending some time (and sometimes a little bit of money!) can overhaul how your front garden looks. Pressure washing paving will make it look good as new, while mowing, strimming and weeding will refresh the look of any tired looking lawn. If you’re short of time a quick sweep of your path and front step can work wonders.
A fresh coat of paint
A newly painted front door is a great way to update the outside of your home, but don’t forget your window frames, exterior trim, masonry and brickwork! These are all areas where you can create a fresh or eye-catching look and will refresh the overall look of your home.
You may be outside, but you can still accessorise. From decorative door knockers, considered house name or number signage and pretty painted planters, there are so many ways you can add personality and character to the outside of your home.
Light it up
Don’t forget your home at night. Lampshades and light fittings are top of the list when decorating inside your home, and light should be just as important in an exterior environment too. Low level solar powered landscape lighting, architectural feature lights, fixed ground lights and the all important motion sensor safety and security lights, the options are endless.
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