No place compares to home. It’s our safe haven – the one place we always go to after the hassles of everyday life. It’s only natural that our home is everything we want it to be and more. While we have a certain intrapersonal connection and privacy with the interior, the exterior is just as important. There, we could better enjoy the gifts of nature like a breath of fresh air, rest our head in the cool weather or simply enjoy the fresh wind from all angles.
Beautiful home decorations are products of well-thought concepts. They tell a story, capturing an experience that the homeowner or designer seeks to relive, and create avenues for great moments.
While our individual tastes differ, there are certain elements to consider in creating beautiful home exterior designs that’ll make lasting impressions.
The following ideas will give your home exterior design a touch of perfection.
1. Exterior colour balance
The exterior colour combination of your home can be likened to the act of making a first impression. It forms an opinion about your personality. Varieties of colours create different aesthetics and communicate different messages.
If you want to keep it simple, a monochromatic impression can give you just that. But if you want to make a huge statement, bold colours tick the box.
Playing with colours is a great idea. However, it’s important that you consider the general outlook of your neighbourhood – you don’t want your house to look totally out of place.
2. Control weeds
Nothing ruins your efforts to create a well decorated exterior as much as unwanted grasses springing up their heads around your building. The presence of weeds, all over the place, contradicts the whole essence of a beautiful home appearance, and takes you back to the scratch.
Ever heard of the saying, “let sleeping weeds lie?” That’s very correct — only those in the top of soil stand a chance of growing further. It’s necessary that you implement weed control measures to destroy plants that are getting in the way of your design, so your home doesn’t look like an abandoned building with no iota of attraction.
3. Outdoor Art
What’s there not to love about outdoor art? It can give a unique identity to our home. If there’s anything you’d love to exhibit to the public at no cost, then this is your opportunity.
Outdoor art pieces can be showcased in a series of forms with a wide range of artistic materials. You could try out different designs from sitting objects to mounted frames until you “hit the spot.” It’s your home and your space – give people something beautiful to look at and talk about.
4. The front area
The front of your house is an open secret; everyone sees it. Having items like old furniture, damaged appliances and tools littered around takes away the aesthetics you seek to achieve, making it look a garage.
As a golden rule, keep it simple and clear. A clustered front area can be too much to handle. You can make use of a few flower pots or feature containers, with beautiful flowers, to create just the right amount of appeal without making it too busy.
5. The front door
There’s something about the front door of a home that makes it difficult to ignore, regardless of how small it may be. After the eyes capture the whole building, the lenses zoom in on the door, by reflex.
A tastefully finished front door tells a pleasant story about the inside of your home as it reflects the beauty of what lies ahead. You could make that story complete by adding a touch of class to the entry area with architectural designs, and pots of flowers, standing on both sides like stewards, welcoming guests as they arrive.
6. Backyard garden
Do you have a large open space in your backyard? If yes, then setting up a garden can make your home even more beautiful.
A well designed garden, appeals to our senses – the sweet fragrance of the flowers is refreshing, the breath-taking view creates long lasting mental pictures, and the sound made from birds and insects that perch on them is entertaining.
With its serene atmosphere, your garden might become your favourite spot in your house and your guests will be delighted to share in the relaxation experience.
Have you ever seen one of those homes with an exterior design that looks so perfect, and you wish it were yours? There’s a soothing feeling that comes with having an attractive home.