When warm weather strikes, it’s only natural to want to spend time outside. But if you haven’t updated your outdoor space recently, it might not be all that appealing to spend time in. Fortunately, there are some easy and inexpensive things you can do to take your home’s exterior from blah to beautiful.
Freshen up old furniture.
If your outdoor furniture is rough and weathered from exposure to the elements, don’t rush to replace it just yet. Try giving it a quick sand with some sandpaper. Then, update the look with a fresh coat of paint. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your color choices, either! Bright colors will stand out and complement your garden in the warm months and cheer you up on chilly days.
Instantly increase curb appeal.
If your home is looking a little tired out front, think about how you can add some curb appeal. Repainting your front door is a simple way to add a pop of color to your home. Adding new or unique house numbers to the front of your home is another easy way to add some visual interest. Lastly, think about your landscaping. Weeding and edging your flower beds makes the front yard look clean and appealing.
Adding outdoor lights is an easy fix that makes your home look welcoming and helps keep you safe. Outdoor lights should be bright, waterproof, and easy to install. Some, like these ones, simply stick to just about any surface and use motion sensors to automatically turn on and off. (Plus, because they’re solar powered, they’re totally cordless, too.) This is a quick way to make sure you’re easily able to see where you’re going and can help deter burglars and prevent falls.
Get creative with decorations.
Recycling isn’t just good for our planet. It can also be a way to save on outdoor decorations if you aren’t afraid to get crafty with it. For example, you can turn anything from plastic bottles to cylindrical oatmeal containers to milk cartons into bird feeders and houses. You can also liven up terra cotta pots with a coat of spray paint or by wrapping them in colorful yarn or rope. Don’t be afraid to get crafty with your decorations!