Exterior home decorating is as important as interior decorating. A person is not beautiful until he or she is beautiful from both head and heart. Similarly, a home is not beautiful until it is beautiful from both exterior and interior.
Little exterior home improvement and decorating can add beauty to your home and bring smile and happiness on your face. Starting with front yard design and the garden area would be a good idea. Garden in a home has become a kind of luxury that most of us cannot afford. But most of us have a front yard in our home. So, I will focus more on this part of the house.
Guests visiting your house people passing by will first see the front yard. First impression is the last impression. Impress your guests by improving and decorating your front yard.
Exterior home decorating will depend on your budget. Before you start, draw a sketch of your exterior home decorating idea and plan every detail.
Here are some helpful tips and ideas for exterior home improvement and decorating.
Decorating the drive way is a great exterior home decorating idea. If you have a good budget, you can go for paving a driveway. But if you have limited budget, you can use pea gravel. Peagravel is cheaper and would look beautiful if used wisely.
If you have a garden, you may want to have a walkway through the garden. You can use circular shaped concrete stepping stones that are very easily and available and are quite cheap (around $1). Similarly you can also make a walkway from the house to the garage if they are not attached.
Another exterior home decorating idea for the garden area is to use largebags of cypress mulch and scatter generously around trees, flower beds and bushes. Cypress is quite inexpensive and looks beautiful.
You can also go for other gardening tips such choosing plants and flowers of your own choice, maintaining height of plants, cutting the crass short and so on. This entirely depends on your own taste and nature.
Way to the Backyard
Decorating the way to the backyard is another good exterior home decorating idea. You cannot ignore the backyard.
Create a way from the front yard to the backyard. Decorate the pathway from the front yard to the back yard with bushes, trees or flower plants. This will look beautiful. Yes, trust me.
Exterior Wall Painting
Painting the exterior walls of your home is a part of exterior home improvement and decorating. Don’t ignore this. Match the colour you used inside the home. Talk to yourself. What is your taste? Have a look at all shades of color and choose one.
You can also go for a combination of colors for exterior wall painting. Again this depends on your own taste, budget and area where you live.
If you live in an apartment, you can still go for exterior home improvement. You can experiment with window flower boxes.
At most home improvement stores, you will find flower boxes with brackets. These can be hooked over a deck railing, etc. This looks beautiful.
You can always add your own taste to your exterior home decorating ideas.
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