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Decors to Enhance Your Home’s Exterior: Tips and Tricks


A home is more than just four walls. A beautiful home usually has greater emphasis added to both its interiors and exteriors. While most owners invest more to decorate their interiors and hold them as a priority, enhancing your exteriors too is pivotal. Appearance speaks for itself, and in this case, your home’s exterior is the first impression that settles in a person’s mind. Enhancing your home’s exterior adds aesthetic value and helps create a fresh look for your family, friends, and visitors.

If you are thinking of selling your home anytime in the near future, enhancing your exteriors is a much-needed investment for you. It adds value to the home, betters your chances of getting the property’s maximum value, and helps attract potential home buyers.

Exterior décor enhancements are expensive and take up a lot of money but investing in the right decors makes it worth it. To help you decide upon the right exterior decors to invest in, we have brought you a list of 6 unique must-have decors.

“Address” your plaque.

House numbers serve more purpose other than just helping your house be found. A primary house number sounds boring and isn’t quite attractive and welcoming. Having a fancy address plaque with a creative name for your home, with the house numbers, is an excellent exterior décor investment. They are quick, easy, and cost-effective to add aesthetics to your home’s appearance and give an excellent first impression.

Enhance your mailboxes

Mailboxes are cheap and functional. Even if you are someone who doesn’t receive many mails, investing in redecorating or painting your mailbox is an effective cost to invest in. It gives your home a more appealing look as mailboxes are often the first thing visitors notice while entering homes. You can repaint your mailbox, but a cheaper and faster method would be to get a mailbox that matches your home’s aesthetics and colors. You can also decorate the base and add little welcoming quotes to make it more beautiful.

Did someone say “Porch(e)”?

Homes with open or enclosed porches are pretty costly, but you have got yourself a fantastic asset to invest in! Add a few pieces of patio furniture and make it more appealing. You can also consider hanging swings and tiny flower pots. And, how pretty is the idea of lazing around in a porch hammock on a Sunday with a good book?

Here are some tips while selecting porch furniture:

Size matters:

Try to measure wisely and choose only those decors that fit your porch proportions. You might want to avoid giant chairs and couches if you have limited space to prevent cluttering your front entryway.

Stay in style:

Make sure the style of the furniture matches the existing exterior decor, as well as the inside of your home to own matching complimenting aesthetics.

Whatever the weather:

Always be quick to pick weather-resistant furniture for an outdoor application.

 Window your aesthetics

Windows can be your best friend on a rainy day. Windows are also a pleasant way of expressing how open we are to visitors. Enhancing them with window boxes is an interesting investment. For starters, window boxes can be updated through all seasons. Summer can be greeted with flowers, while autumn can find fall mums. They aren’t expensive and are DIYs to explore. You get to choose from metal, vinyl, wooden, and fiberglass window boxes.

 Light up your exteriors

Exterior lights add an elegant touch to your exteriors. Commercial outdoor lighting is also cheap and cost-effective, and you get light from the path to your front door. There are a variety of ways to use them, and they also aid your guests at night. You can handle your lighting if you are quite the handyman.

 Décor the walkways

Make a grand entrance to your home with a decorated walkway. Though costly, the finished look of brick and stone walkways is always worth it. You can also consider stone forms that can be filled with concrete to give a similar appearance.

We hope the above suggestions help you in enhancing your exteriors. Enhanced exteriors increase the value of your homes and help your home speak for itself.

Nate Berkus
Nate Berkus, a distinguished interior designer with a Bachelor’s in Design and Environmental Analysis, has been transforming spaces with his unique aesthetics for over two decades. His professional journey includes working with top design firms before venturing into freelance design consulting. His expertise was cultivated through years of working on high-end residential and commercial projects. He joined our editorial team and offers readers a blend of contemporary style and practical decorating solutions. He is also an ardent traveler, drawing inspiration from different cultures to enrich his design philosophy.

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