The best ideas to boost your home’s street appeal

Give it the 'wow' factor

You often hear about kerb appeal when someone is talking about selling. At first sight, you want your home to have that ‘wow’ factor. But you don’t have to be listing your home to give it a makeover. From a lick of paint to new furniture, take inspiration from some of the most inviting verandahs we’ve spotted on Instagram. Highlight architectural details

Highlight architectural details

Make clever use of paint by picking out your home’s best architectural details. Take a tip from Dulci Edge and paint shutters or other interesting features in a contrasting shade to the shingles and front gate.

Get symmetrical

Make a style statement at your front door with a symmetrical arrangement of décor and lighting. Be inspired by blogger Annie Diamond’s front porch, and position planters so that they mirror the other side of the door, creating a strong focal point.

Layer your welcome

Create interest at your front door by borrowing this style trick by blogger Wendy Durnwald. Layer rugs and welcome mats in different sizes and styles on your stoop. Top it off with a practical coil mat so that your guests can wipe their feet.

Make your door pop

Nothing is more inviting than a bold pop of colour at the front door. Take a tip from architect The Modernist and give your front door a brave new lick of paint – and add some matching chairs!

Set the scene with plants

Choosing the right plants for your front garden is a long-term investment in your home’s kerb appeal. Be inspired by the hydrangeas in stylist Diana Moore’s home and use a low-maintenance plant en masse in your front yard.

Swing style

A hanging chair not only makes your home look welcoming, it’s also an on-trend look. Embrace the relaxing vibe that Byron Bay Hanging Chairs created on this front deck.

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