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You've heard it said, you eat with your eyes first. We make judgments on if we will like something from our first glimpse at it. The same is true for our homes. When someone comes to our home for the first time, they make a judgment on what they think of our house based on the curb appeal.

In today's post, we'd love to provide you some helpful tips on creating breathtaking curb appeal. We've gathered together some gorgeous homes and think you'll feel inspired by their beauty. Whatever your home's style, you're sure to be inspired.

If you're looking to add curb appeal front door changes are a great place to start. Don't worry, you don't need a new door, just a few additions to make your front door welcoming and update the appearance of your home. From family friends to potential buyers, first impressions of your home's exterior are made at the front entrance. It's the first thing people see, after all. Whatever your personal style, the following tips will make it easy and can have a huge impact.

Curb Appeal

So much makes up the perfect front porch curb appeal. From the front door, to greenery and so much more. You'll see how small changes can go a long way to your front door curb appeal. Let's get to knocking on our first door because there's so much about it that's so inviting.

Sweet Threads Co.

Curb Appeal Sweet Threads Co.

A welcome mat is a must at the front door.

Not just so that those who enter have a place to wipe off their shoes, but because it can say so much.

Welcome might be the wording on this mat, but take it all in.

Layering your rugs is a is a good idea and a great way to add curb appeal. The layering of rug and mat show an attention to detail and you get the feeling this home holds more beauty just beyond the front door.

Get the look:

Modern Glam

Curb Appeal Modern Glam

This door pops! From the red goose necked porch light to the potted flowers, my heart is happy! The grey door framed in white is eye catching. And red light fixtures add a great splash of color along with the vibrant flowers.

And can we talk about the wreath?

Ashley is sweet enough to give you directions on how to make one of your own on her blog.

Cambridge Home Company

Curb Appeal Cambridge Home Company

Chell & Chad's home is beautiful!

Do those rocking chairs on the porch not make you want to sit down with a good friend and a cup of sweet tea and gossip the afternoon away? If you have enough room to add rocking chairs, you won't be disappointed.

The boxwood topiaries are also eye catching.

The Design Twins – Jodie's HomeCurb Appeal The Design Twins - Jodie's Home

Jodie and Julie have a blog called The Design Twins. This is Jodie's front door.

Hello classic black and white! What a beauty this is!

The way the crates create different heights adds a staggered dramatic effect. It allows the colors from the flowers to stand out in a lovely way. It's also a beautiful contrast to the dark door.

The Design Twins – Julie's Home

Curb Appeal The Design Twins - Julie's Home

Moving on to Julie's home. These homes with benches and pillows, and this one with a cuddly blanket, welcome you in such a precious way.

The welcome hanging basket is a gorgeous unique piece for your door. A sweet first impression would be made as you come to knock on Julie's door for sure.

Get the look:

Nicole Lynn Cooney

curb appeal ideas using a tricorn black front door

“Welcome Y'all” is how we welcome friends here in the south.

Have you been to a painting party where you get to pick a door hanger?

This cute mason jar full of hydrangeas is one of those projects and makes this door look super inviting. A beautiful door hanging can change the look of your front door.

And boots with flowers guarantee an adorable farmhouse behind that front door.

Little Farmstead

Curb Appeal Little Farmstead

We introduced Julie's home to you a few weeks back in our Chicken Nesting Boxes post.

In that post we saw the inside of her home, but we didn't get to set our eyes on the outside.

Don't you wish you could smell the fragrance through this picture?  These wisteria vines give off a breathtaking curb appeal for sure!

Creek Grown

Curb Appeal Creek Grown

Rain boots with flowers in them add a precious curb appeal touch to Elizabeth's front door.

And she layers her rug and welcome mat lovely. It's a perfect complement to the beautiful red brick home.

Simplicity is so welcoming here and can add to your home's curb appeal.

Get the look:

Once Upon A 1912Curb Appeal Once Upon A 1912

This aquamarine front door is glamorous. It's amazing what a new coat of paint can do for your old front door. It feels like a new front door. Time to consider a new color for your old door?

Adding color to your front door brings so much curb appeal to your home. A fresh coat of paint could be just what you need. Whether you prefer light-colored doors or want to try a bold color, choose a paint color that speaks to you and enjoy the fresh look.

White wicker furniture is also a great, clean look that opens the area and is very inviting. The large house numbers make it easy for people to find your home and looks beautiful.

Life on the Shady Grove

Curb Appeal Life on the Shady Grove

These planters with small topiaries and flowers frame in the doorway with such sophistication. You can make your own container gardens with this helpful post: Container Flower Gardening for Beginners.

Layered rugs and a welcome mat usher you into Wendy's home. The variety of materials and colors is an easy way to create visual interest. It also looks amazing with her wood door.

Visitors will feel right at home from their first knock.

Get the look:


We hope your eyes feel as though they have taken in so much beauty with each example of curb appeal. Changes like these are the easiest way to improve the appearance of your home entrance. As much as any visitor would feel welcomed into any of these homes, we pray that you feel right at home with us on this blog. To add curb appeal front door areas can be dressed up to look warm and inviting. Let us know how you have been motivated to spruce up your curb appeal. We'd love to hear from you!

Happy Decorating!

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Thank you Lindsay! There are some talented decorators out there!

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