Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and the plethora of festivities that you’ll be enjoying this year. Christmas is a time for spending and sharing valuable moments with those closest to you, and it’s likely that you may be expecting company from friends and family to your home this year. As you’re already aware, when you’re hosting a get together, you want people to be amazed with your home and the effort you’ve put into it – but have you thought about how much curb appeal your home has? First impressions are everything, so take a look at these ideas on how to spruce up your home’s curb appeal in time for Christmas.
Photo by Megan Wood
Lighting is everything
Nobody can resist feeling warm and fuzzy when they see decorative lighting at Christmas time. There’s something about it that instantly makes a home feel more welcoming, and also look extremely cosy. To impress your guests this year, why not put up some Christmas lights in tasteful places on the outside of your home? You don’t have to go as mad as some people do, but a few fairy lights around trees and shrubbery, and around your windows will make your home look incredible.
Repair rather than replace
We know that Christmas is an expensive time, so the last thing on your mind is going to be spending lots of money on making your home look amazing. However, repairing a few bits here and there will make the world of difference to the exterior of your home. In the winter and through plenty of use, it’s likely that concrete used for paving may have cracked or chipped and let’s face it, it doesn’t look great. Did you know that you can get concrete repair kits that will bring them up looking like new for next to nothing? It might be worth looking into so that your home looks amazing for your guests.
A lick of paint can do wonders
Again, with colder weather and time, paint can chip and peel and quite frankly, make your home look unloved. Grab yourself a few tins of paint and give your doors, window frames, and maybe even your porch a lick of paint to bring it up as good as new and wow your guests when they arrive this year.
Neaten up your front garden
Finally, during the winter months it’s unlikely that you’ll be spending much time in the garden, and your garden won’t need much attention either. Do a final neat check on your front garden by pulling out any weeds, trimming the lawn, pulling out any dead plants, and cutting back hedges. You should also be considering protecting your lawn and pavement from any weeds growing during the winter. This will ensure that your garden stays neat and tidy ready for your company to arrive this Christmas!
Best of all, have an amazing Christmas!