The curb outside your house might be looking dreary right now. The winter has just come and gone, and we’re just starting to get extended sunlight hours – which means now’s the perfect time to make sure your home has that perfect, rustic farmhouse atmosphere to it.
Seeing as you’ve done a lot inside already, it’s time to focus on your exterior. So, let’s go through three main things you can do to invoke a farmhouse vibe throughout your curb. It’ll add a lot of appeal to your home, and that’s what you’d love to see right now!
A farmhouse can have a lot of looks – what do you see in your mind’s eye when you think about it? (Pexels Image – CC0 Licence)
Hang Up a Swing
When you think of a farmhouse, you’ll probably have the archetypal picture of a wooden porch with buckets of flowers and either a rocking chair or a porch swing strung from the roof.
Well, why not take a leaf out of this book, and hang up a swing chair yourself? They’re a lot of fun to sit in, while reading a book or sipping your morning coffee, and they’ll definitely add some personality to your front garden.
Plus, it’s much easier to hang up a swing than you might first think, Also, they’re much longer than you thought they’d be, so you’ll be able to fit two or three people on one bench at a time. Isn’t that cost effective?
Put Up Siding
Siding is something your house may already be covered in, or you might have bricks that both look and feel old. However, if you want to invoke more of a farmhouse look, you might want to get your hands on some trim siding, to make your home look wooden from the outside, but rustically clean and fashionable.
Siding is often a lot cheaper than other forms of exterior padding as well, seeing as you won’t have to fork out for expensive bricks, or forms of vinyl that can take a lot of maintenance as the years go on.
Plant Plenty of Flowers
And finally, you’re going to want to plant as many flowers as you can. If you’ve got the space out the front of your house, you’ve got the chance to pad it out with roses, honeysuckle, shrubs, and even shady trees to help keep the sun off.
Flowers really do give people the feeling of a cozy and comfy home behind the front door, and they’ll be a simple way to attract a lot more wildlife to your garden – what could feel more like a farm than that?
So, you want your home to look a little more like a farmhouse from the outside? Well, it’s much easier to pull this off than you first believed! After all, a lot of design choices focus on the dated and the rustic, and even just popping some flowers and cushions around the porch can take your curb to the next level.
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