What Can I Put on the Front of My House to Make It Cuter?

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    What Can I Put on the Front of My House to Make It Cuter?

    Curb appeal is an important factor, not only for the resale of your house, but also for the pleasure you derive from coming home to a house that is attractive and welcoming. There are many decorative and functional items that can help make the front of your house more aesthetically appealing.

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    Decorative Wreath

    Hanging a decorative wreath is a simple and effective way to add colour, texture and visual interest to the exterior of your house. The front door is an ideal place for a wreath, and if you have a storm door, it can protect your wreath from the elements. You can change your wreath seasonally and have fun with themed wreaths, or select a timeless wreath that will look good all year round.

    A decorative wreath can make the exterior of your home more attractive. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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    Shutters, whether decorative or functional, are an excellent choice for making a house look more inviting. Install shutters that are the height of your windows, measured from the sill to the top of the window frame. You can paint your shutters to coordinate with the colours of your home's exterior, or paint them white for a cottage-inspired look.

    Shutters can enhance your home's curb appeal. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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    Attractive Mailbox

    A plain, worn-out-looking mailbox detracts from the overall look of your house. Investing in a new mailbox with a style that suits your house's exterior can make your house look much more attractive. Look for a mailbox with a bright colour or unusual shape to really make a dramatic impact. If you are on a tight budget, try spray-painting your existing mailbox a fun colour. Just be sure to sand and use a metal primer first.

    Replace your mailbox with a more colourful version. (Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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    House Numbers

    Replace your nondescriptive house numbers with a standout version. Many home improvement stores sell unusual styles of house numbers. Choose a style that suits the exterior of your house and other accessories you have added. If you cannot find the style you want, try making your own or spray-painting your existing numbers (perhaps to match your colourful mailbox).

    Updating your house numbers can have a big impact on your home's style. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

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