Similar to how your clothing choices reflect your personality, your exterior design choices can do the same. The good news is that anyone can design a lovely space; artistic or exterior styling proficiency is not required. All you need is the confidence to let your personality shine. Simply having the self-assurance to be yourself will do.
The exterior paint color
The obvious comes first. The exterior paint color of your house alone says a lot about your personality. The layout and architectural elements of a house leave a lasting impression, but the color is frequently the first thing that people notice, either consciously or unconsciously. Which color would you like for your home—a subtle one that exudes elegance and grace, or a dynamic, brighter one that radiates friendliness? An observation regarding exterior colors: they are only as sophisticated and majestic as their accent hues. If the trim colors are chosen carefully, the areas surrounding windows, the doors themselves, under gutters, etc., greatly contribute to the overall mood of an outdoor color scheme.
From the street, your personality can be as bold as a vibrant siding color or as subtle as the flower pots you place on your front porch. It all starts with deciding how you want to express yourself through your home. What do you want people to think about you and your family when they walk into your house? As an example:
- Contemporary and clean
- Daring and eclectic
Include a sheltered entrance
Even more significantly for our purposes, a covered entrance can work wonders for a home’s curb appeal. A little bit of cover overhead is welcome when you’re trying to get in the door in a downpour. Hang a lantern. Bring depth and definition to a flat facade with the right light fixture.
The exterior of your home can be completely changed with new sidings, which will also maintain your property’s great curb appeal. Siding repair and replacement will help transform your home’s exterior. Siding replacement is a significant external project. Your home’s appearance can be significantly changed by installing new siding. With a siding replacement, you can instantly improve the appearance of your home, whether you want to replace the current siding with luxury vinyl or composite siding.
It can be easy to overlook how much regular wear and tear your home’s exterior endures. Your home’s siding endures a lot, from harsh weather to wild animals. Your home’s siding won’t require as a frequent replacement if you replace it with vinyl or fiber cement materials. This makes your home’s exterior more resilient and enables you to spend time with your loved ones in a comfortable environment.
Next, take a look at the landscaping. Both the front and back yards are extremely adaptable. Ask yourself what would make being outdoors more fun or what would go with your home’s exterior. Sometimes, all it takes is a few rose bushes and a commitment to water your lawn more. Sometimes you can picture a backyard barbecue pit. With landscaping, you may be quite shrewd and imaginative. Usually, your imagination and your budget are your only constraints in this area.
Landscaping is part of your exterior’s personality. Do you want a functional space or a decorative space, or both? If you’re adding any color to your outdoor areas, with flowers or outdoor structures, consider how they fit with your exterior paint job. Make sure the exterior of your home matches the interior and the color palette that your neighbors and friends see frequently. But, before you begin to make any decisions about the exterior of your home, be sure to take all perspectives into account.
Add a gate.
If you are looking for a front door that offers both security and style, then a solid panel gate is definitely worth considering. It draws the eye in and gives the impression that even a small front yard seems deeper when combined with landscaping in front of and beyond the gate.
Find decor that speaks to you and makes you happy every time you look at it, whatever your niche may be. Nothing compares to enjoying a bottle of wine or a steaming mug of coffee while sitting on your front porch and admiring the features of the house you’ve built.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.