Gardening For Aesthetics

Gardening For Aesthetics

Are You Changing The Look Of The Front Of Your Home?

by Scarlett Ross

Are you a person who loves to decorate? Maybe you have decided that while the inside of your house looks just the way you want it, it's time to spruce up the front of your house. From writing down changes you'd like to make to arranging for lighting design services, here are some ideas that may help you to create an attractive and unique look for the front of your house.

Make Changes - Do you love the basic design of the front of your house? If so, making changes will more than likely not be that hard or that expensive. For example, you may have decided that you would like to simply paint the shutters on your windows a different color. If you decide to do that, consider painting your front door, too. Think about using a bold color like brick red or turquoise to add some real drama to the front of your house. You can also create a very different look with your landscaping. For example, consider moving some of the statuary from your back yard to the front yard. Say you have a wishing well in the back yard. Putting it in the front of your house will more than likely give the front yard a unique appearance. You can even change the appearance of your trees by having the branches trimmed, giving them a dramatic appearance. 

Do Additions - Have you considered adding outdoor lighting to the front of your house? For example, think about selecting a chandelier for the front porch area. Brass or pewter are two good considerations if you want to establish a classic, elegant look. For something more rustic, consider selecting wrought-iron light fixtures. In addition, think about hiring a lighting design service to add subtle lights that will shine onto focal points of your house. For example, if you trimmed the large trees in the front of your house, the lighting design service can illuminate them, making them the focal point of your landscaping. Perhaps you have an impressive rock garden. If so, the lighting design service will more than likely accentuate that area of your front yard. 

Besides adding lights that will shine onto things like trees and rocks, the lighting design service may suggest that you put decorative lights along the walkway that leads to your front yard. Not only will that be really attractive, but it will be a safety feature, too.


About Me

Gardening For Aesthetics

If you aren't interested in growing your own fruits and veggies, gardening becomes more about aesthetics than it does about functionality. I started thinking carefully about what I could do in order to make my yard more beautiful a few years ago, so I began tearing out the weeds and focusing on creating a more welcoming space. I added a few trees and shrubs, renovated my flower beds, and started focusing on finding ground covers that would look great. This blog is all about gardening to improve the aesthetics of your yard. Check it out to learn how you can make your land more beautiful.