Everyone who is trying to sell a house fast in Sacramento, CA will tell you that first impressions do matter for successful sales. One of the ways that people make that first moment a feeling of “yes, this is the one!” is by decorating their home’s exterior. The goal isn’t to be the most unique house on the block, but to instead hit right in the middle: well-maintained, beautiful and cheery, but not eccentric or out-of-place. Here are some great steps to get started with decorating so that your curb appeal is ready when you list your home for sale. 

5 Exterior Decorating Tips

Exterior Design Tips

Pressure-Wash or Repaint Exterior

The base of your decorating work is a beautiful canvas and it’s the siding, paint, or brick on the face of the home. In many cases, some pressure washing will remove accumulated dirt and moss, bringing new life and vigor to the look of your home. However, if it has been many years since your home was painted, you might consider hiring exterior painters to give your home the look that you want. 

Add Security Lighting

Not only does lighting make any evening showings look great, but many buyers will also be comforted by realizing the house already has plenty of excellent lighting to deter burglary. Lights can be automatic flood lights, cheery porch lights or garden lights that illuminate your beautiful landscaping.  All of these lighting solutions serve a purpose and are part of the overall decorative effect of the front of your home. 

One of the Best Exterior Decorating Tips is Sprucing Up Your Front Porch

Whether you’re picking a welcome mat, a front porch swing or a potted plant, make sure you are making your porch look as welcoming as possible. Keep front porch clutter at a minimum so that a potential homeowner can envision it as their future porch.

Use Easy-to-Maintain Greenery and Plants

If you want to update your decorative greenery and plants, you would be wise to pick items that will remain green through the period when you’ll be selling the house. Decorative planters may be a better way to add some pops of color than uprooting existing flower beds.

Exterior Decorating Tips with Art, Less is More

Whether you love adding little signs and decorative items to your garden or have a great “Welcome to the porch” sign beside the front door, you can decorate with signs, just be mindful of the amount. If you opt for one piece in the garden and one on your porch, you’ll have struck a good balance. 

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.