It’s surprising just how many people will pass by your house every day and form an opinion on the overall look. How your home looks from a first glance tells a whole story about what’s behind that front door. When you spend so much time and effort ensuring your homes interior design is perfect and suited to you, it’s even more of a reason to ensure your home paints the perfect picture as soon as it’s seen. It’s not only your home that people notice however, your whole street will tell a story, judged on how the homes present themselves. To ensure your home stands out and looks the best on the street, there are just a few simple tips to follow…
When it comes to the overall look of your home from the outside, every single component that goes into making your house look perfect is just as important as the other. You can’t really focus on one part and neglect the other, as they go hand in hand to create the perfect finished look. Start with the base and work outwards, for example look at your paint work, if you don’t have a brick or stone house, and make sure it’s the colour you want. Neutral colours are best for creating a homely and inviting feel. You don’t want to go overboard with any quirky colours as these may create the wrong impression, not to mention you may go off the colour after a while, and then that’s another job along the line. Ensuring your paintwork is neat and tidy will instantly create a fresh, tidy look. If your walls have cracks or dirty marks, then your home will look unclean and unfinished which you don’t want.
Maintenance is a vital element in creating the right look for your home. Whilst your home may be beautiful and elegant, if you neglect your drains or gutters and allow moss, dirt and leaves to gather and clog the areas, then your home will look untidy and messy. Even though you can’t see into all of your drains, you can still notice if they are bogged up with dirty leaves and moss, so maintaining these and keeping them clean is really important. Another major part to maintain is your windows.
Having clean windows makes one of the biggest impacts on a home’s overall appearance. Not only will having sparkling windows look fabulous from the outside, you’ll be allowing added natural light to filter through your home and lighten up your living areas. Maintaining your overall look is really important, keeping greenery and plants trimmed and tidy, topping up paintwork and cleaning your driveway are all tasks that will help create the perfect overall look. Many of these jobs don’t even need doing that often, if you keep on top of it you’ll find it easier to do every time, whereas if you leave it for a while then you may find it a little more difficult than it should really be.
Whilst still focusing on the house itself, the final feature that will really aid your home to stand out from the crowd is your front entrance. Your front door is the focal point of your home, and the opening to what’s inside. Having an elegant front door will really catch people’s eyes. Include features such as an elegant door handle or knocker, shiny letter plates, a fancy door bell and even lighting. Having these little extras will really allow your personal style to shine through whilst being practical, functional and stylish. Lighting is a feature that will generate your overall atmosphere. Having simple yet effective lighting positioned carefully around your home will not only help with illuminating your home, highlighting the best parts, but also add security and safety. You can really create a beautiful ambiance by adding gentle, yellow lighting to your homes exterior.
The final touches to your homes exterior are presented through plants, flowers and greenery. Having a small garden style look to your homes entrance will create a beautiful, inviting feel. Having colourful flowers such as Hydrangea or Lilies at the front of your home will emphasise the elegance and style that your homes interior has to offer. If you feel flowers aren’t really for you, bushes or hedges to add privacy, or even a small selection of plants positioned neatly around your home will just help to add character and a personal touch.