Browse All Recipes

Like on Facebook

Daily Newsletter

EBook - Buy One Get One!


iTunes | Stagetecture Radio

Ronique Gibson - | Blog Talk Radio Feed

Most Recent Posts

  • Decorating Your Summer Bedroom with Cool Colors
    Decorating Your Summer Bedroom with Cool Colors
  • Summer Entertaining: Planning The Perfect Picnic
  • Summer Dessert Recipe: French Macaron Cookies Recipe
  • Family Travel: How to Vacation with a Toddler
  • Pan Seared Chicken Breast With Herbs & Potato Hash
Posted by

Creating a Gorgeous Outdoor Home with Summer Curb Appeal

 Entry #2610, July 2, 2013

If your outdoor home is needing curb appeal this summer, look no further for ideas to bring color to your exterior home. From architectural elements to landscaping, lighting fixtures, and more, here are tips to create curb appeal that beckons for guests to come inside.

Curb appeal ideas.

Curb appeal ideas.

Image via: BHG

Painting & Lighting Fixtures

The easiest way to upgrade the look of your home is to either apply a fresh coat of paint or update your home’s color scheme. Complement the painting with exterior lighting fixtures. Use lantern-style scones on the both sides of your front door. This symmetrical composition will add to the door accents besides providing safety to the visitors.

Make the Entrance Inviting

The entrance of your house is the focal point of the curb appeal. Place larger-scale potted plants to give the shape of a well-poised entrance. Create a nice balance with a wooden gate and a flower-laden iron arbor in front of it. You can also use flowering vine on your patio’s entryway to create a warm and inviting entrance.

Make a Statement

Dress up your front door with a blast of color or install a custom wood door. A colorful wooden door with metal knob and metal polish on the door’s fixtures will strike a nice balance. The same effect can be achieved by hanging a mailbox outside of the entry gate. Color it in bright yellow or orange to catch the visitors’ eye.

Make a statement with a bright front door.

Make a statement with a bright front door.

Image via: BHG

Wooden Deck

If you are willing to spend a good amount of money to add curb appeal, think of installing a wooden deck with stairs in front of your patio. It will span the front of your house and expand the outdoor living space. Paint the deck, stairs, and their rails with the same color used in your home’s exterior. Create flowerbeds on the both sides of the stairs or place potted flower plants on each side of the steps. The lush foliage will create a soft look while the whole structure will add drama and privacy to the entrance.

Window Treatments

Add a new dimension of color and style to your home by adding shutters to the windows. The shutters should be decorative as well as functional so that they can offer the privacy, functionality, and style you are looking for. For privacy issue, raised-panel shutters are ideal for first floor while louvered shutters can be used on second-floor and upwards as they allow heat to escape. You can make the windows more dramatic by placing colorful flowers in the window boxes. Choose the flowers in a hue that complements the shade of your home.

Add dramatic appeal to the windows by placing flower plants in the window boxes.

Add dramatic appeal to the windows by placing flower plants in the window boxes.

Image via: Country Living

These changes will definitely add to the curb appeal of your home. They will make onlookers to stop and admire your home from street, invite visitors, and attract potential buyers.

For more curb appeal ideas on Stagetecture, click here.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Receive Stagetecture's Daily Lifestyle Ideas

FREE - Daily emails with recipes, home decor, D.I.Y, and lifestyle tips! : ) Who doesn't need help?

0 0 4153 02 July, 2013 Curb appeal, Exterior home July 2, 2013

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Stagetecture Favorites

  • Easy Ways to Add More Value to your Outdoor Home
    Easy Ways to Add More Value to your Outdoor Home
  • Spring Gardening: Creative Container Garden Ideas
  • Eye-Catching Spring Curb Appeal Ideas
  • Olioboard Inspiration: Preparing your Spring Porch for Enjoyment
  • 10 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
  • Last Minute Outdoor Decorations for your Halloween Porch
  • 3 Simple Ways to Add Curb Appeal to your Outdoor Home

Join Me


About Me

Stagetecture combines my passions - architecture, home staging, organization, food recipes, decor, and everything home! Poke around, stay awhile, there's something here for you!

-Ronique Gibson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Ronique's Full Profile

 Meet Stagetecture Contributors  

My Writing Services

Writing Services

Pinterest Favorites

  • How to Create Useful Storage in your Home’s Hallways
    How to Create Useful Storage in your Home’s Hallways
  • Guest Blogger: Garden Activities to Enjoy Before Summer’s End
  • Making Your Home More Enjoyable With Light
  • 7 Great Outdoor Home Ideas for Western Australia Living
  • Bringing Rich Color to My Home with PPG Pittsburgh Paints
  • How to Create Stylish Indoor Bicycle Storage in Your Home
  • D.I.Y. Homemade Rag Doll Halloween Costume Ideas