<p>Add some oomph to your home's exterior with these quick and inexpensive updates. They'll have your home turning heads in no time.</p>
Go for the bold by painting your house numbers right on your front door. All you need is leftover paint, a number stencil from the crafts store, and a steady hand. Pick a paint color that contrasts with your door for ultimate standout appeal.
Create an inviting outdoor space by placing a chair on your porch. Don't worry if that chair isn't in perfect shape. Thrift store finds or hand-me-down chairs can add charm, and you won't mind if they get battered by the elements.
Sometimes all you need to spiff up your home is a bit of elbow grease and a few colorful accents. Sweep porch floors to get rid of tracked-in dirt and windblown debris. Wipe down outdoor furniture, and clean the glass in your exterior lights. Take cues from Mother Nature and add pillows in the reds and oranges of summer sunsets. You'll be more apt to sit on your porch and enjoy the warm night air if you do!
Welcome guests and wow them with your DIY prowess with this easy-to-make rug. Use painter's tape and spray paint to dress up a plain doormat with a simple grass design. Play up the color scheme by adding greenery and pots that coordinate with your new mat.
Do you have terra-cotta pots lining your porch steps? Give them a facelift by adding hand-painted stripes. This small change will bring instant chic to your container garden.
Create a relaxing outdoor room by adding a rug underfoot. The rug brings softness to the space and encourages guests to sit and linger. Place a table for drinks within arm's reach and your guests might never want to leave!
Scour flea markets for unique and thrifty finds to add cheer to your front door. An old pail turned planter and child's chair bring vintage charm and amp up the cottage appeal of this home.