As the seasonal transition enters full swing, the weather is starting to cool down and nature is showing us its pristine, picturesque side. Instead of preparing for winter hibernation, we ought to turn our attention to the exterior of our home. You do not even have to spend a truckload of money on expensive remodeling; keep things looking fresh and interesting with smaller updates and neat tricks. You can enhance the value of your home or simply improve its appearance for your own enjoyment and satisfaction.

Turn a new leaf

The exterior of the home serves as a snapshot of what awaits inside. When summer’s beauty starts to fade, you need to step up and breathe new life into your exterior. Come up with a seasonal landscape and beautifying plan. Show that you care about your home’s upkeep and its curb appeal. It will amaze the visitors and passers-by alike and make a striking first impression.

Note that due to leaves falling off the trees, the exterior of the home will become more exposed. So, the first thing you should do is pressure-wash the exterior and clean the windows. In case you discover that some surfaces are chipped and faded, apply a fresh coat of paint and revive the façade. Also, make sure to clean the gutters and downpours and shield against any water damage.

A breath of fresh air

The lawn lies dormant in the fall season, but the grass still needs care and attention. Therefore, roll up your sleeves and carry out the maintenance. Remove the weeds and do some edging. Before the winter chills arrive, you should also trim any trees and shrubbery. This will allow you to deal with dead branches and debris on your walkways and yard, keeping the lawn looking neat.

Likewise, make sure to regularly clean up the fallen leaves instead of letting them sit around and suffocate the grass. Apart from raking them up, also patch up any brown spots in the grass. Make up for the withering away of the colorful summer flowers. Add a pop of color with mums and different kinds of shrubs. To spark some more visual interest, consider pine bark, rocks, and rubber mulch.

Furthermore, spruce up your planter beds with beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers. Let them come together in a dynamic, textured symphony of colors. Figure out how to bring positive change and update the yard with hardscaping. You could, for instance, line the flowerbeds with a stone wall or a pine straw. Feel free to create a nice entryway and direct the traffic with a stone or brick path.

A home in a new light

Your front door is a great focal point, so think about repainting or replacing it. Opt for a bold color to make it stand out or play it safe if you like. Add foliage and flowers for an instant facelift. Note that new outdoor mats with seasonal design can also improve the look of the entrance area, and you can choose to add potted plants around the entrance and a wreath on the door to make it more inviting.

Finally, as days get shorter, it is up to us to bring light to the exterior. Outdoor lighting is an essential element that infuses the exterior with more charm and visual appeal. Thus, provide a safe passage to your front door. Illuminate the walkways with decorative lights and brighten up the entrance area with captivating lanterns or floodlights.

Falling in love with the home again

It is high time you put your green fingers to good use and did the landscaping. Do not slack off on the lawn maintenance, and keep nuisances like falling leaves at bay. Spice things up with splashes of color and texture. Highlight the architectural elements and put the best face forward. Clean up the exterior, add outdoor lighting as a finishing touch, and witness the spellbinding ambiance come to life.

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Olivia is psychologist and entrepreneur from Brisbane. Mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs. She is passionate writer, a traveler and conscious consumer, seeking healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into the lives of her family. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
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