‘Tis not the season to repaint the front door or replace the fence. But a well-placed garland over an entryway or the golden glow from a candle in the window can add instant curb appeal (and make guests feel welcome). Here are 10 ways to spruce up for the holiday season:
You also can hang baubles on a tree or shrub near the front door.
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Light the Way
Place candles, lanterns, or luminarias on stoops or alongside paths.
For step-by-step directions to make tiny holiday swags to hang outdoors or in, see
Put a miniature holiday tree on the front porch.
If your house is painted white, add a snowy touch in any climate with more tiny white string lights.
Wintry Window Boxes
Add evergreen boughs, small birch logs, and twinkly lights to create a woodland vignette in a window box.
Garlands and a strand of little white lights goes a long way in the city.
Candles in the Window
Put a candle in the window–or even better, several candles in several windows–to welcome guests with golden light.
Show the Way
Even before it stops snowing, shovel a narrow path on the stairs or front walkway to make it look like you’re ready for company–and to make easier for the mail carrier to deliver holiday cards.
For more holiday curb appeal inspiration, see: