10 Ways to Create an Entryway that Pops

With family occasions like Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and others coming up, it’s important to make your visitors feel right at home – starting with their entrance into your house.  Here are some tips to creating a gorgeous, welcoming entryway to you home:

1. Trim down or replace any overgrown shrubbery.

2. Make sure your walkway and entrance are well lit.

3. Showcase your home.  Keep your front yard open so your home itself is visible and not hidden.

4.  Make your yard noticeable.  Flowers with bright colors, a unique walkway, interesting lighting, all add up to a home that gets noticed right when company drives up.

5. Add some curve to your flower borders.  Curved flower border

6. Keep the front of your home clean.  Don’t just clean up for guests on the inside of your home, cut back dead branches, sweep up dead leaves, pull out any dying plants, and make your yard look good.  Not only will your home look better, you’ll help keep the space fireproof.

7. Give the outdoors some scent.  Plant jasmine, lemon trees, magnolias, and more to give your guests a fragrant walk up to your yard.

8. Add pizazz to your yard with ornamental grasses, art installations or natural accents.

9. Fix up your walkway.  Your front walk is the path to your front door.  Fill in any cracks, seal the concrete, or get it completely redone with an accent rock or brick.

10. Add color.  Don’t be afraid to plant something that changes color or which has unexpected pop in all seasons.

Here’s to a vibrant front yard and some very happy holidays!

 

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