We say you don’t get a second chance at a first impression, and that’s especially true about our homes. Although many people tend to think that the exterior of their house isn’t really that important, that’s not exactly how it goes. When you’ve got people coming over, the first thing they’ll notice is the way your house looks from the outside, and they will form a judgment based on that. So you want the house to look its best.
Not only that, but the exterior of your home is also important to the way you view yourself. Try to keep in mind that this is what you’ll be coming home to each night for the foreseeable future, so maybe you want to be looking at something tastefully decorated.
Which is why, in this article, we’ve decided to show you how you can do that.
Have realistic expectations.
Exterior makeovers are gaining popularity. However, a lot of people tend to assume this will change their home radically, and overnight. In truth, there is only so much change that an exterior makeover can bring about. And the more significant the change, the more time and effort (and money!) the makeover will take. So when you go into this, keep in mind that we’re talking about a process, not a quick round of paint. And speaking of paint…
Consider your colour scheme.
Colour says a lot about you, the person residing within, so you’ll want to research the meaning of each particular colour, and pick the one that seems best for you. Ideally, try not to go for any neon colours, or anything too bright, as it can actually have a detrimental effect.
Once you’ve picked your main colour, consider shades and colours that complement that main one, and work around it. Just because you like both orange and blue, you might not want to have them both on your walls, as they can clash.
Take a look around.
When redoing your home, you also want to take a look around the neighborhood. Sure, pink can be a great colour on some streets, but it can also stand out in an ugly way in other parts of the world. So make sure you consider how your new home will blend in with the existing building.
Keep in mind what styles are in right now.
Whether or not you’re a trendy person will decide how much you want to follow current styles. You probably shouldn’t follow any trends that are too out there, as those tend to blow over rather quickly.
Consider hiring a professional.
Wondering why you should call a professional instead of doing it yourself? Experience. These are people who can get the job done quickly and efficiently, and who’ve developed an eye for what looks good, and what doesn’t.
At Flight Decorating, we specialise in exterior decorating and home do-overs. We’d be glad to hear from you, and help you figure out what works best for your home!