Seven ways of improving your facade


When it comes to your house exterior, mostly your facade, it is something that will affect the personality of your house. Just by decorating your house facade, you can dictate the information that your house is putting out in the world. That is one of the main reasons people take so much pride in the exterior of their houses. It is truly the window into your house, or for some others even into their soul. So, if you are not feeling the most confidence in how your facade looks, here are some of the best ways that are not that complicated that will improve your facade and give your whole house a whole new personality.

Spice up your front door

One of the first things that people will see when they walk out of your house is the front door. When You have an old, distressed, boring old door, the facade of your place will not look good. Even having a soulless modern door will not do your house justice. Make sure that you pick up your front door and make them unique. There are many different ways you can go about this, and what most people do is paint their doors a colour that they like or even get new custom-made doors. By making the front door a reflection of you, your likings and your personality, you will make your facade pop.

Add a name or a number or both

A great way to add some spice and interest to your facade is simply by adding a cute number or name to it. You can usually find them in little cottages as well as manor houses. You can add carved boards with the street name, your last name or just the number of your home, and it will make your facade more interesting. If wood carving is just not your thing, you can do that with little plaques. They will give your facade character as well.

Go for a splash of paint or white-out minimalism

One of the fastest and the easiest ways you can improve the look of your facade is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. If you like fun colours, spicing up your window shutters, the front door or even the whole facade is a great way to add a little personality. Blues, greens, pinks and reds are great colours that can give your house some character. But if you want your home to stand out and paint things a bold colour, make sure that the neighbourhood board agrees with it because some neighbourhoods in Australia and other places will have colour schemes that you can’t stray from.

But on the other hand, not many people will want to have colourful facades or accents. You can still make a strong impression even if you are going with white-out minimalism. Having a wall-white facade is something that will make a statement as well as be easy on the eyes. The best way to make it not boring is to do facade rendering. There are so many different options that you can choose from, but you will need to hire a professional that specializes in house rendering in your location.

Emphasize any texture and details

Another great way to make your facade more prominent is to emphasize all its textures and details. If it doesn’t have any, adding them is one of the easiest ways to improve the facade without major renovations. You can add raw wood, slate panels or just a rough pebble dash if you want to have a more varied look. Your options are truly endless when it comes to adding textures and details.

Have fun with some landscaping and architecture

One of the simplest things that you can do to improve the look of your facade is to upgrade your landscaping. In case you don’t want to paint or do huge renovations to improve the facade, just ensuring that your landscape is done properly and unique will make your existing facade pop. Many different therapeutic landscape designs will make everyone that sees your home feel nice and relaxed. Even though not a lot of people can afford to have super luxury front gardens in their homes, as it is such a time commitment, planting vines that will climb your facade or some trees and shrubbery. They will make your facade look amazing while requiring minimal maintenance.

Another thing to add more spunk to your facade is some renovations. Depending on what look you want to go for, you can do fun things like adding little crescent moon-shaped walls, skylights or anything that you like the look of. But before committing to an idea, you have to be aware that making architectural changes to your house requires professional attention and often costs a lot.

Think about fun window boxes

Fun window boxes are another amazing way you can improve your facade aesthetic. Inside your window boxes, you can plant all kinds of flowers, which will make your home look absolutely beautiful and the facade more impressive. Window boxes are a great addition to any house as they can make your home look breathtaking. A lot of people, especially nowadays, overlook the beauty of window boxes, and instead, people have facades that are completely bare and look stripped down. Therefore, window boxes are a great addition to your facade. Give them some thought if you want to make your whole house look beautiful.

As a homeowner, improving the look of your facade should be one of your primary concerns. But before committing to any project, always make sure that you are carefully planning it out. So there are no issues down the road. Always be creative and trust your instincts.

Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer. Her ultimate passion is designing. She is a bibliophile and her favorite book is “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner.
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