What Are 8 Must-Haves for Cozy Curb Appeal?

by HouzzSeptember 22, 2017

Crisp autumn air and brilliant fall foliage create a magical atmosphere every year. While nature gives our homes a big boost in curb appeal, we should do our part too. Whether you’re not ready to retire your motivation for summer home improvement projects quite yet or you have just enough time to place a decoration or two, this list has something for everyone and every home. Here are eight decorating ideas to maximize your home’s potential for irresistibly cozy curb appeal this season.

Houzz Askew Wall Lantern With Mystic Black Finish, Smallvia Houzz

  1. Warm Lantern Lighting

    The end of daylight savings is perhaps the worst part about autumn. Counter short, dark days with optimal outdoor lighting. Not to mention, the safety benefits of a well-lit walkway once temperatures drop below freezing. Lanterns are particularly festive this time of year. Try this charming one in a classic black color to give your home a welcoming glow.

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  1. Shutters in a Revitalizing Shade

    Fall colors are vibrant, but far too temporary. As leaves begin to fade and fall, imagine how refreshing a fresh coat of color would look as a lasting feature of your home’s exterior. Frame the view inside your cozy haven this fall with a rich color. Green works especially well this time of year as a contrasting color to warm fall colors and through winter as a complementary color to cheerful holiday decor.

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  1. A Winter-Ready Garden

    Protect your garden from rain and snow by transferring plants to a well-drained container. This Cor-Ten trough starts as a silvery steel and transforms to this cool copper color as nature takes its course. The rust that results from this weathering steel material acts as a protective layer against corrosion. It’ll last decades!

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  1. Vibrant Door Decor

    Deck the door with the wonders of fall. You’ll find wreaths made of berries, foliage, pinecones, cinnamon sticks and more. This harvest wreath is a particular favorite among Houzz users. It’s lovely leaves and gourds give it an authentic look and texture for a kaleidoscope of color.

Houzz "Happy Fall Y'all" Burlap Garden Flagvia Houzz

  1. Send season’s greetings to all who pass by with a fall-themed flag. This handcrafted burlap flag packs a punch of personality. Park it in the garden, yard or right by the mailbox for all to see and enjoy.

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  1. A Tidy Entryway

    Asking guests to wipe their feet before coming inside is always a little awkward. But between the mud and the loose leaves, you’ll certainly want to speak up. Save your breath with a durable doormat. Step up to style with this sunflower mat that will outlast all the other fall blooms and keep your entryway looking brighter for longer.

Houzz Handmade Ali "Give Thanks" Cushion Coversvia Houzz

  1. The Perfect Pillow

    Pillows are a great way to enhance a space with color and comfort. The front porch is no exception. This set of four pillows will be enough to place one on an outdoor chair, a couple on a porch swing and one more for your living room sofa. The “Give Thanks” phrase makes these even more of a darling decoration. Patterned pillows are also good for disguising dirt, dust and debris, which make them all the better for autumn.

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  1. Somewhere to Take It All In

    Porch weather is fleeting fast. Embrace it! Rockers come in many materials and colors these days, but this eucalyptus and gray chair is a classic combination and the resin wicker will withstand years of the great outdoors. Really, who could resist cozying up in this rocker with a fluffy throw, a good book and a cup of tea?

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