Simple Tips For Better Curb Appeal

Monday, June 25, 2018

Good Monday morning!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I'm excited to be participating in a curb appeal post with a few blogging friends today!  If you are new to these parts, welcome!  While I'm no expert at curb appeal, I'm happy to share what I "feel" like has worked for our home and homes that I'm always drawn to.

I've always said that homes don't have to be big & fancy - actually, sometimes less is more.  The key (at least for me) is to keep it simple.  We chose to stick with a green and white color combo in our front yard.  We met with a landscape designer who helped us come up with a plan and installed most of it ourselves.

I really love how our designer recommended creating a special "feature" garden in front of our sunroom window.  In it, we included dwarf English boxwood, hellebores, and Annabelle hydrangeas.  It's always a good idea to combine evergreen and deciduous plants in your landscape so that there is always something green any time of the year.

I've always been a sucker for window boxes!  I just love charm they add and they can be changed out with the seasons.  Sometimes I stuff mine with magnolia branches in the winter.

Front porch planters are a great place to add a splash of color, but keep in mind the color of your door.  Red doors and pink flowers may send a strong Valentines day vibe :).  This year I opted for pink geraniums and that's just enough color for me.  I'm a huge fan of vines for adding interest to a home.  This vine is clematis armandi - it's an evergreen that blooms white flowers in the spring.  It is attached to our house with poultry nails and wire.

Other details that elevate a home's curb appeal include copper flashing & downspouts (on my wishlist), good outdoor lighting (also on my wishlist), architectural shingles, and functional shutters with appropriate hardware.  I believe little details make all the difference!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to visit these blogs for more simple tips for better curb appeal.



  1. Your home reminds me so much of the lovely homes I grew up around in the Midwest. The landscaping and details are so charming.

  2. René, your home is so tasteful and elegant! I love the painted brick and and black accents. Great job. Thanks for lending us your advice.
    Mary Ann

  3. CHARMING HOME................BRAVA!

  4. René, your home and yard are gorgeous!! You and Rick get the gold in my book! ❤️

  5. Your home and mine could be twins:) White paint....boxwoods....! Looks great:)


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