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We all love giving our homes a fresh new look almost any time of year, but I bet this time of year you’re thinking about the outside of your home. Sometimes we’re so busy decorating and/or redecorating the inside, we forget to do the same for the outside.

So here are a few quick and easy outdoor decorating tips that will help spruce up the curb appeal of your home:

Easy Outdoor Decorating Tips1. Paint: Probably one of the most popular and easiest ways is by doing some painting. You can paint the entire house and trim, or simply touch up the trim, either way will make a huge impact on how your home looks to the passing public. Though more and more homes have a paint free exterior with vinyl or aluminum siding there are still things that may need painting, like shutters or porch pillars or maybe the whole porch and don’t forget the exterior doors. Whatever it is on your house a new coat of paint will freshen your place up or give it a whole new look.

2. Porch or Patio: If you have a porch, patio or deck, simply putting
new patio furniture
out can make a wonderful difference in the presentation of your home. Alternatively, you can simply buy new cushions or covers for your existing patio furniture. Another quick patio spruce up could be as simple as putting out a few potted flowering plants, a sculpture or statue. A small water fountain can add some soothing sound into these outdoor living spaces.

Easy Outdoor Decorating Tips3. Flowers & Shrubs: Another popular way to spruce up a yard quickly is to add some plant life. By adding some annuals for instant color or perennials or shrubs that will come back year after year you can give your outdoor living space new life or transform it altogether. Annuals are great for adding dashes of color quickly, because you can usually buy them this time of year in bloom. To get continuous color and greenery, plant some perennials too. Then once the annuals are starting to die out, you’ll have something to replace them. You’ll also have the added joy of seeing the perennials sprout again for several years to come. Shrubs usually just add greenery but there are some which bloom in the spring or the fall. Shrubs add structure and height which is needed to give balance in the overall scheme.

4. Sidewalks & Walkways: Having just a straight concrete walkway to your front door can be spruced up by putting a bit of garden bed edging along each side. This can be made to distract from the straightness of the walkway. Incorporating the flowers and shrubs in these beds as stated in point 3. You could also add some small solar walkway lights on each side. If you don’t already have a walkway and want to create one, I think the nicest walkways are made to curve or wind a bit instead of leading straight there and those made of stone. Having walkways outside your home add a cozy, homey and inviting feel to the overall outdoor presentation..

Easy Outdoor Decorating Tips5. Yard sculpture or ornaments: Putting a little something extra in your yard defines you and your tastes. It gives your home a more unique personality that stands out from your neighbors. This can be done by adding a special outdoor pole lantern light, or a unique bolder to your front yard. Maybe it’s adding a special piece of sculpture in the corner of a flower bed that gives you the look your after. It could be as simple as adding a wheelbarrow or some other household item on its side filled with flowers. It could mean adding some small bird houses to your yard which will have the added benefit of some new feathered neighbors moving in.

There are many other outdoor decorating ideas that I am sure you can think of that will make your house and yard fresh, new, and interesting this summer. Perhaps the hardest thing for some is get off the couch and get out there and do it. The rewards though are fantastic, sprucing up the exterior of your home, giving it new curb appeal and giving you a place to enjoy some fresh air. What could be better?

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