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Trend: DIY Curb Appeal.

With a few tricks and a bit of time you can update your home’s curb appeal. I’ve collected a few favorite DIY ideas (from some lovely bloggers) that I think anyone can recreate on a budget.

 Updated gatehouse (I love everything about this): Thistlewood Farms.

Paint that front door: 320 Sycamore.

Make your own flagstone walkway: AKA Design.

Change out the door numbers: Chloe Moore Photography.

Hide the A/C: Better Homes and Gardens.

Faux Frosted Glass DIY: Seventh House on the Left.

Paint the garage door: midcenturythriftygal.

Add a trellis over that garage door: Blue Roof Cabin.

Add a monogram wreath: Better Homes and Gardens.

 Mailbox makeover with stone: Beneath My Heart.

Add some beautiful plants: Cozy.Cottage.Cute.

DIY your own shutters: Centsational Girl.

Privacy trellis: Chez Larsson.

Unique house number display: Simply Ciani.

I hope you’ve been inspired. Please check out each DIY by clicking on the photos or links provided above!

- Chelsey

Trend: Black Front Doors

Chic, sophisticated, and strikingly handsome, these black beauties prove an entry door needn’t be bright to be bold. Exterior color is hot right now, and it’s one of the easiest ways to boost curb appeal. But if you quickly tire of flashy hues—or, like me, are horribly indecisive—a black front door may be the perfect match for your home.

There’s something so undeniably elegant about a black front door. I’ve been swooning over dark exterior details ever since a recent trip to Charleston. From stately mansions to small home designs, a dash of black can flatter almost any exterior’s style and color scheme.


Here’s how to give your entryway a polished look you’ll love to see each day.

Accessorize! Like that little black dress hanging in your closet, versatility is a black door’s best feature. With nature’s easy-to-please palette as your backdrop, black offers a dramatic welcome that wears well with every season. Personalize your entryway with coordinating hardware for a classic look, or add style underfoot with a colorful door mat and eye-catching container gardens.


Play up a black door’s elegance with architecture. Layer millwork near the entry or add a portico to give your home a gorgeous focal point that protects visitors from wet weather.


Make a good first impression. Give a black door a sense of warmth by surrounding it with plants and weather-resistant furniture. Outdoor benches and boxed topiaries enhance this coastal cottage’s inviting, stay-awhile personality.


What’s your favorite way to dress up a front door?

- Allison Maze, Assistant Digital Home Editor

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