From trick-or-treaters, to football fanatics coming to watch the game, to Thanksgiving Day guests, your house will welcome many visitors this season.
As fall rolls around and trees shed their leaves, your home becomes more exposed to these visitors than before, making the exterior appearance extra important. Have you done all you can to make sure that even in the colder months your house is as warm and welcoming on the outside as the inside? Follow these simple steps to spruce up your home’s façade and impress your guests before they even step inside.
The Front Stoop
The front door is typically the focal point of the house – and after the walkway – the first place at which your guests are greeted. To ensure that your front porch and stoop leave a positive lasting impression this season, make sure that the paint on the door is looking fresh and the fixtures are updated pieces and without tarnish.
The easiest way to give your front door an autumn feel is by placing a seasonal wreath on it and adorning your stoop with potted plants and other festive fall pieces. Pumpkins and gourds and fall flowers such as mums are great choices for most homeowners.
Window boxes are a fast, colorful and easy-to-manage way to bring color and charm to your home’s exterior. While an option for any season, you can utilize fall foliage and flowers that bloom in the warm fall colors to give the boxes a seasonal feel.
Other Pieces and Places
While the front of the house will probably take most of your time and attention, don’t neglect other areas that can stand to accentuate the house – like the front yard. The mailbox and front flower beds can easily be forgotten but are critical for the curb appeal of the home. There are great options from which to choose to give your home a festival fall feel.
Aside from the ideas above, what are you doing to amp up your curb appeal this fall?