The exterior design of your home can be just as effective as the interior design. When friends and family pull up to your house the first thing they see is the exterior of your home. This sets the stage for what can be expected on the inside.
Architectural details, lighting, landscaping, door profile, trim color are all important aspects of design when you are making changes to the exterior part of your house. Your exterior selections should be a reflection of what is to expect on the inside of your home. If your home is modern, the exterior should have modern elements of design.
If your home is more traditional, it should have more intricate elements of design. A great tool to accent your home is to choose a door or shutter color that is much lighter or darker than the color of your home. This adds interest to the best parts of the home, the entryway and the windows which look into the interior of the home.
It is also important to consider when the home was built and where you are located. If you are by the beach, you may want to use lighter colors to represent a sense of tranquility. If the home is an older home you may want to play into its architectural elements highlighting the house with old fashioned lanterns.
The exterior of your home should represent your style but also be cohesive with other homes in your community. Itís a good idea to take a look at the landscape and architecture of the homes in the surrounding area to get some great ideas.