January 6 2011

Ideas For Adding Winter Curb Appeal To Your New Home

by racheal

Ideas for Winter Curb Appeal

When the autumn chill turns to winter cold and the sun sets earlier in the day you may find that your yard that was once full of color during summer is now gray and dull.  When it becomes more difficult to create that inviting look, that grabs attention to your beautiful home, follow these simple tips to add winter curb appeal to your new home.

1. Make the front door the focal point of your yard with a large wreath adorned with colorful artificial flowers and ribbon. Also add vibrant planters filled with evergreens near the door.

2. By adding green and purple plants, grasses, and evergreens you can liven up a home’s winter landscape. Growing tall grasses, such as fountain grass which can survive the harsh winters, will allow green tones to be seen during winter. Plants from the cabbage family will also add color with their vibrant purple hue and they too can withstand the chills of late fall and early winter.

3. Have a fountain or bird bath that you keep dormant during winter? Bring it back to life with a seasonal display of twigs, red berries, winter greenery and large glass balls of various colors for that finishing touch.

4. Light it up.! No, I don’t mean with your Christmas lights.  Use exterior spotlights to focus on your new home’s architectural features. This light also bounces off white snow to create a warm, inviting glow. 

5. The simplest and most important thing you can do to make your home look inviting and alive in the winter is to shovel the driveway and sidewalks leading to your home. 


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Comments (2) -

8/16/2011 1:25:37 AM #

Ornamental cabbages are perfect for the colder weather because of their wonderful rosette shapes. They also are available in a myriad of colors and can be grown from seed late summer easily. Love them.

Christmas Wreath United States |

11/6/2011 10:11:22 PM #

Thanks for this great and interesting article. I really enjoyed the article. It's really useful and informative for me.

Custom lighting United Kingdom |

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