4 steps to the best holiday curb appeal

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4 steps to the best holiday curb appeal

By emily.bailey

Friday, December 1, 2017

4 steps to the best holiday curb appeal

It’s the holiday season and that often means you will have guests at your house pretty regularly. How do you make sure the outside of your house looks welcoming?

 

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It’s the holiday season and that often means you will have guests at your house pretty regularly. How do you make sure the outside of your house looks welcoming? Below are some tips to boost your curb appeal for the holiday season.

Greenery

Even in the middle of winter, there are a few plants like boxwood and spruce trees that can add a pop of color to your entryway. If you are looking for winter-friendly plants, check out HGTV’s post. If you want to do something a little simpler, garland is a great go-to. Hang it around your front door or windows to add color. While you’re getting the greenery, consider also getting pinecones to add to the pots or the garland for a crisp, fresh smell.

Lights

There is a limited amount of time you can have lights up on your house during the year. Take advantage of the long winter nights where you can show them off. Adding lights to your roofline and windows can highlight your home’s architecture. Check out the dos and don’ts of outdoor lighting from Hallmark.

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Front door décor

Every guest that comes to your home is going to see your front door, so it’s important to make sure it is welcoming. Wreaths are a popular choice for door hangings and come in all styles, from traditional green branches and berries to bright colored ribbon. If you’re looking for something a little different, this DIY holiday door frame from Modern Masters can add a fun, festive touch to your entry.

 

Door mats are another great touch you can add to bring your decor together. There are all kinds of options:, phrases, reindeer, snowmen and more. There is sure to be a doormat that will fit perfectly with your home and delight your guests before they even enter the house.

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Smart lock

Spending time with family and friends is one of the best parts of the holiday season, but hosting for the holidays can quickly become stressful. Make it easier on yourself and your guests by installing a smart lock so you can give each guest a code instead of hiding a key under a rock. The Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt holds up to 30 access codes, so everyone that needs access can have it.

Holiday curb appeal - Smart lock - Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
For more holiday decoration ideas, check out our Pinterest! In the meantime, be sure to enter the 25 Days of Holiday Giveaways for your chance to win a daily prize!
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