If your home's curb appeal is a bit lacklustre, some minor changes and a few simple touches can bring in lots of charm and character, without you needing to overspend on major exterior renovations. Note some simple tips for how to add major charm to your home's exterior, quickly, easily, and affordably.
Cover your porch
If your home's front porch is not covered, or the roof overhang is a bit drab and dull, consider adding a nice porch awning with thick columns. Paint the concrete or wood of the porch a colour that complements the colour of the front door, and add some decorative touches to your new porch, such as oversized house letters and a lantern in place of your porch light. If these additions would be too bold and large for your home, consider a new awning over the porch, in a fun stripe or even a crisp white, for added visual appeal.
Improve the driveway and walkway
Note your home's driveway and walkway, and if they both need a facelift! You might have the concrete painted and even stamped to resemble brick or stone. Line both areas with some colourful plants or flowers, to make them stand out and to bring some colour into the space. This creates a very welcoming look that you'll appreciate every time you pull into the drive or walk up to the home's entryway.
Check your landscaping
One of the best ways you can improve the look of your home's exterior is by adding a bit of landscaping. If your home's exterior already has some shrubbery and other plants, and they don't seem to stand out or look visually interesting, add mulch with a reddish tinge for a nice bit of colour. It's also good to bring in colour with flowers, so plant some tulips or hearty sunflowers outside your home. A flowering lilac bush can also bring in both green and some shades of purple, for an attractive touch along your home's exterior.
Improve the windows
When a home's windows are dull and bland, the entire exterior of the house may also look very dull and boring. To make the windows stand out, upgrade the casings or frames around them to something larger and thicker. Add flowerboxes under the windows for some nice colour, and some decorative shutters. You might also add decorative awnings over the windows, to break up the look of a long and dull exterior wall and to add some texture and colour to the home's exterior as well.