How to Create Winter Curb Appeal

Curb appeal can transform any landscape, giving it aesthetic appeal and depth using paths and a variety of foliage. While curb appeal is primarily considered in the spring and summer, it can be difficult to achieve such results when dealing with less than ideal conditions during the winter. However, by creating contrast with a few lighting adjustments and proper plant selection, you can create an eye-catching landscape.
 
Prevent winter from making your yard dull and boring with these curb appeal ideas to bring your yard and home an inviting look all season long.                                                                                

Lighting

Lighting is an easy way to create curb appeal during the winter by highlighting the unique features of your home and landscape. This is often done by illuminating pathways or overhangs for a warm, inviting welcome to guests. You can also string lights on branches of deciduous trees and shrubs to create dimension, as the lights help illuminate their overall shape.

Lines and Angles

Simply clearing the driveway and sidewalks of snow is another way to give your home curb appeal during the winter. These snow-free paths and areas create clean, crisp lines that can complement the dimensions of your home.

Window Boxes

Window garden boxes are not only for summer and spring; they can also help add color and flare to your exterior appearance. Evergreens and cranberries are commonly used for winter window boxes, since they can be used as outdoor holiday décor and thrive all winter long. The green color from evergreens also helps create contrast to snow-covered homes and lawns, adding a pop of color to your landscape. If you don't have window boxes, consider displaying evergreens in unique pots at front entryways.

Front Door

For more prominent contrast, try changing the color around the trim of your front door. This simple change can completely change the appearance of the home. Depending on how bold a change you want to make, you can simply paint the trim, door or both. 
 
 
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January 2017