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March 5, 2020

Spruce Up for Spring

Category: Life at Home

As we prepare to Spring Forward this Sunday, it’s a great time to clean up your home’s curb appeal and bring in a bright, fresh look. The best part is, you can do it all yourself without breaking your budget! Follow our 7 DIY tips for fantastic results that will have your home looking its’ best!

 

1. Brighten Your Garden Beds

Garden beds are the life of the front yard. Lay down fresh mulch, add some flowers for pops of color and make sure to have a tidy border. Find 17 easy and affordable garden border ideas here:                                          https://homesthetics.net/17-simple-cheap-garden-edging-ideas-garden/

2. Refresh Your Front Door

With a fresh coat of paint or stain, your door will look like new. This works great for shutters as well! If you’re considering trying out a new hue, you may want to check out these 13 fun front door colors from HGTV: https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/landscaping-and-hardscaping/favorite-front-door-colors-pictures

3. Disguise Eyesores

No one loves the look of utility boxes and AC units, but there are lots of attractive ways to screen them from view. It’s easy to work wonders with a number of different materials – from lattice to pallets! Find 13 ideas to tuck away those eyesores here: https://www.remodelaholic.com/13-ways-hide-outdoor-eyesores/

4. Dress Your Windows for Success

…With planter boxes! Window boxes offer an upscale look and are quite simple to make yourself. Find a helpful tutorial here: https://www.thehandmadehome.net/how-to-build-a-simple-window-box/

5. Light Up Your Landscape

Landscape lighting comes in all varieties and adds true ambience to your entryway. Whether you choose spotlights, simple stake lights to line your walkway, easy LED lanterns, or string lights to grace your trees, your guests will be in for a warm welcome even after sunset! Find a variety of DIY outdoor lights here: https://www.homelovr.com/diy-outdoor-lighting-ideas/

6. Decorate Your Entryway with Seasonal Accessories

A fun and functional doormat, spring wreath, and potted plants are all it takes bring your front door to life. Let your entryway determine the scale of your decorations. For example, a single accent plant can be perfect for small spaces, while a wraparound porch calls for multiple pieces.  Find easy and affordable DIY spring wreaths here: https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g3096/diy-spring-wreaths/

 

7. Add Flair with DIY Door Numbers

Help guests spot your home easily even on their very first visit with visible house numbers – and show off your style at the same time! Find 35 creative ideas for DIY house numbers to suit any style here: https://diyjoy.com/diy-house-numbers/

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