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10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

By Sarah Dorsey ; Updated September 21, 2017

Spring is here, so now is the perfect time to spruce up the exterior of your home. Whether you have a small or large budget allocated to a springtime freshen up, you can make a big impact that your neighbors will notice (and envy!). Today, we're sharing our top ten, easy ways to improve your home's curb appeal.

If your house numbers are dated or in disrepair, consider swapping them out for sleek modern digits. Your entrance will instantly look better.

My Domaine

Giving your front door a fresh coat of paint is a relatively fast and inexpensive way to improve your home's curb appeal. We love the stark contrast of the black door with the white house and the symmetry of the potted boxwoods.

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Need something to fill your garden? Try succulents. They come in a variety of colors and textures and they are very low maintenance.

Crate and Barrel

Looking for new planters? We love these slanted concrete planters from Crate and Barrel. Try layering two or three planters of varying heights for added interest.

Roundup Max 365

If your walkway or driveway has pesky weeds popping up through the cracks, Roundup Max Control 365 is a great solution for keeping weeds at bay for up to 12 months.

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Don't have a lot of space on your front porch? Or want to add interest to your fence? We love these wall mounted planters to add color and texture to a small space.

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It's all in the details. Consider adding a container herb garden to your front porch. These copper plant markers will help identify what is planted where and add a fun, chic detail to your garden. Plus copper is known to keep slugs and other pests away.

Pottery Barn

Swap out your old doormat with a new one—during the winter, they can get dingy and faded. We love that the fun text on this one from Pottery Barn.

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Refresh your outdoor lighting. Swapping out a dated fixture with a new one can be one of the fastest ways to give your entrance a whole new look. Hire a professional for installation, or if you're doing it yourself, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

Have a covered porch or pergola? Try adding an upholstered hanging daybed. Not only will you enjoy it, but your guests will, too. Perfect for entertaining and relaxing alike.

This post is sponsored by Roundup


About the Author


Sarah Dorsey is a designer, DIYer, stylist and blogger living outside Washington D.C. with her husband, David and two dogs. With a background in Fine Arts and Interior Design, Sarah enjoys renovating their home and tackling projects both big and small. Sarah believes that with a little creativity, time and effort, you don't need a lot of money to make your home look fabulous!