Creating and maintaining curb appeal for your house is a big undertaking and takes a lot of upkeep. The work isn’t easy and most lawns and plants require frequent maintenance. But, curb appeal is also what can add a lot of financial and visual value to your home without investing a lot of money.
My advice for creating the ultimate curb appeal is to have a plan, keep plants simple, and keep up the maintenance for lasting value. After my great yard makeover, I only have to spend a few hours a weekend maintaining my lawn and gardens to keep my home looking beautiful.
Here are some of my favorite inspiration homes for curb appeal to give you some ideas of how simple (or elaborate) you can be.
One of the biggest projects I took on when I bought my home was fixing the yard and landscaping. The lawn was dead and filled with weeds, and the gardens were overgrown. This was simply not up to Style & the Suburbs standards– after all, you don’t move to the suburbs to have the worst lawn on the block!
We’ve finally made it to spring! I love this time of year when the flowers in my yard start popping up as if winter never even happened. I try to bring as much fresh flowers and greenery into my home as possible.
My favorite flowers are the peonies and lilacs from my yard because they smell amazing. Instead of giant arrangements that are difficult to maintain, I’m loving collections of jars and vases to create pretty displays. For my table, I mixed new vases from Target’s Hearth & Hand collection with an vintage bottle in a similar tone and added a pop with tulip stems.
As I’ve been working on my kitchen remodel project, I’ve started thinking about new decor pieces to go along with the refresh. Also because I’m so antsy, I want to start re-decorating already.
I struggle with finding artwork pieces because I am drawn to authentic artwork (aka not just a printed canvas from IKEA). But I’m also balling on a budget, so I can’t afford to just commission real art. As I was scrolling through Pinterest looking for ideas, I came across some amazing vintage botanical prints that had free downloads to be printed. They are the perfect retro-vibe for my kitchen!
Post-holiday is always the worst time of year when it comes to home decor. Its a little hard to decorate for spring when it is still below 0 outside. I’ve had a little bit of a rough January personally, and this year I was just over winter and ready to dive into spring.