Curb appeal can make a neighborhood look more unified, add to the selling point of a home or be the pride and joy of a home owner. During the Spring and Summer months plants come into full bloom and add great color for curb appeal. When the chills of Fall and the cold of Winter set in, it’s difficult to keep a homes curb appeal. With just a little creativity, you can add curb appeal to your home all year long.
Start with adding color to your door and entry way. A wood door or door with a warm color will be an accent for your home. Adding a large wreath with accent color ribbons will draw a person’s eye to your door. You can finish your entry way by adding planters filled with evergreens beside the door or on the steps. Be careful not to over do the look. Remember that less is more.
In some areas, tall grasses like fountain grass can survive the harsh winters. It’s a good idea to talk to your local garden nursery about winter plants and grasses that are good for your area.
Use things like a bird bath for a display area. You can add accents like twigs and berries for a pop of color which adds to curb appeal. Twigs, evergreen, berries, mirrored glass balls in accent colors and other various things can add life to your yards curb appeal in winter.
Winter don’t mean all those garden decorations like statues have to be put away. Check your garden items to see which are frost resistant and can handle temperatures in your area. Leave those items out. Statues and large decorations can be a focal point for various areas of your yard.
Use lights when thinking about Winter curb appeal. The days are shorter and chances are guests will arrive or leave in the dark. White lights at maximum wattage can make walk ways safe, while lights of different colors or lower wattage can be accent lighting for your home or yard.
Shovel the deck and make that an additional area of your home. You may never sit on the deck during winter but make it an inviting area to look at. Add plants, accent lighting and things that will add to the room, the deck attaches to.
Keep gutters, shingles, windows and exterior items on your home in good shape. Winter may not be the ideal time for repairs, if something needs repair try your best to repair it or make it look good.
Make your home look inviting by keeping the walks and driveways shoveled. Not only will this make your home look inviting but it’s for the safety of your guests and family.
While curb appeal isn’t the first thing people thing about when the weather turns cold. With a little creativity and work, you can have an inviting feel to your yard all year long. Be careful not to over do things. Less is more and that is the key to Winter curb appeal.