How to Decorate Your House Exterior Year Round

How to Decorate Your House Exterior Year Round

Even if you don’t spend much time in your garden, it’s worth learning how to decorate your house exterior. A perfectly manicured lawn and a fresh coat of paint will make any house feel like a home. You don’t have to break the bank to carry out these suggestions. If you’re determined to spruce up your garden, you can decorate your house on a low budget.

House exteriors shine during summer time but tend to be forgotten during the winter months. If you want to keep up with the Joneses, here are a few simple suggestions on what you can do to improve the aspect of your abode.

1. Doormats

How to Decorate Your House Exterior with door mars
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If you want to add a cozy feel to your house right from the entry, you can’t go wrong with a unique doormat. Just because we use them to wipe our shoes, that doesn’t mean they can’t look nice. There is a slew of cheap options out there that will fit the style you chose for your house.

Opt for a colorful pattern if your porch is in dire need of a face lift or stick to a simple design that incorporates a greeting message for your guests. However, if you need a thicker doormat that can really get rid of all the dirt on your shoes, pay more attention to texture than to style.

You can even roll up your sleeves and get DIY-ing. Some spray pain and tape will allow you to customize any $5 doormat.

2. Paint

How to Decorate Your House Exterior Year Round with bold paints
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A new coat of paint is a must in any endeavor to decorate your house exterior. You don’t have to go all out and paint it in all the colors of the rainbow. White paint might now sound like much, but it will make the house look and feel fresher.

If you do want to experiment with colors, you can buy several paint colors and try out the finishes on a small area at the back of the house. Play around with the intensity of the paint. If you’re not satisfied with your test results, add more white paint to dilute the color.

For extravagant patterns, you might need the approval of your neighbors. Not everyone wants to wake up to the sight of a rainbow house. To avoid large costs, you can paint your house on your own or ask the help of a handyman who won’t charge you as much as professional painters.

3. Flowers

Gardens are the perfect ways How to Decorate Your House Exterior
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If you are wondering how to decorate your house and you are also looking for a hobby, you could shoot two birds with one stone by picking up gardening. Said to be a therapeutic pastime, gardening will take your mind off of stressful things while beautifying your house decor.

If you’re new to this, ease your way into it by buying a few plants. Research what flowers would thrive in your climate and find out how to properly take care of them. If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, choose low-maintenance flowers or plants that stay green most of the year.

4. Decorative shutters

How to Decorate Your House with unique shutters
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Unique shutters play two roles: they help you keep your privacy while making the exterior of the house look more polished. It’s not difficult to redo old shutters that are in need of a change. Some paint or wood conditioners might help you revive your exterior design.

For the more adventurous ones, shutters are a challenging DIY but the results are perfect. When choosing the style and texture of new shutters, factor in the design of the house and follow the color scheme. You want something that will blend in with the house, but that will still create a beautiful contrast.

Wooden shutters look striking against white walls. If you want to add pops of colors, you can do so with bright shutters: a deep turquoise or green will make your home look neat and polished. If the walls of the house are already a statement on their own, choose simple, white shutters to balance everything out.

5. Living walls

How to Decorate Your House Exterior using living walls made out of plants
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Those who don’t have enough space for a garden still have an alternative to growing plants: horizontal mini gardens. The best thing about this trick is that it will instantly add a pop of color to your porch and you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg on the project either.

You can repurpose any old shelf or make a new one from materials you might have laying around. Let your creativity run free and experiment with sizes, textures, colors and fabrics. The possibilities are endless. When you have your frame or shelf, make sure it’s set in place so it doesn’t fall down at the first gust of wind. Add in your plants and don’t forget to water them regularly.

6. Holiday decorations

How to Decorate Your House Exterior Year Round
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You don’t have to wait for Christmas to roll around in order to decorate your exterior in a unique way. Take advantage of Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving to get crafty. Likewise, a party held outside will require festive lights and decorations.

You can reuse your decorations from one year to the other and your collection can grow bigger with each new season. Take advantage of fall sales when they sell decorations and DIY materials to create your own. Paper decorations might not be impressive on their own, but combined with other festive items they’ll make a striking effect.

7. Pergola

How to Decorate Your House Exterior with a handmade pergola
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If you have some experience with DIYs, you might want to try out your luck with building a pergola. The simple wooden structure is usually built around windows and serves as a column for plants to grow on. The beautiful framing effect won’t be instantaneous unless you already have tall plants in your garden that you can wrap around the post.

Unsure how to decorate your house with a pergola? The project can still be carried out if you’re not skillful enough to build it on your own. You can have a custom made one that will blend in with your window and paint it in the same color as the house. What is more, you can add a flower pot shelf for smaller plants and flowers. This will beautify both your window and your view from within.

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