How to Improve Curb Appeal with 9 Easy Ideas (Before & After Farmhouse Reveal)

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal - Summer

Sharing all the details of how to add improve curb appeal with 9 easy gardening, decorating & DIY project ideas with before & after pictures of our farmhouse on a budget.

How to Improve Curb Appeal with 9 Easy Ideas

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Sharing all the details of how to add improve curb appeal with 9 easy gardening, decorating & DIY project ideas with before & after pictures of our farmhouse on a budget. #curbappeal #outdoordiy #farmhouse https://lehmanlane.net

I am so excited to finally start some projects outside! 

Curb Appeal Ideas Already Done

We have done a few things so far to improve the curb appeal of our farmhouse… we dug out some huge ornamental grasses, built 2 Cedar flower planters, added a window and made over an entryway bench to the front I still have big plans for our home. 

Curb Appeal – the Before of our Farmhouse

Here is the front as it is right now, we have a lot of work to do! 

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The first thing we want to do is change up the landscaping a little bit. 

I want to remove the bushes in the front garden because they are partially blocking the front door from the driveway. 

I also want to add a tree to break up the length of our farmhouse and provide some much needed shade to the walkway and the driveway. 

Next we want to drawl the eye more to the front door by adding a new porch light, more flowers, pretty farmhouse decor & a new front mat.

Curb Appeal – the Plan

Here’s a rough sketch of my curb appeal plan…as you can see I am not an artist, ha!

Curb appeal hop - the plan

The ultimate curb appeal plan is… to see our farmhouse painted white with a big front porch with comfy seating, pretty lighting, a more prominent front door, flowers EVERYWHERE & a little more shade.

While I know it will take a few years to get to where we want to be, you have to start somewhere! 

Lastly, we really want to extend the porch by adding a pergola (see that HERE) & I still am trying to talk Jason into adding an old lunch or school bell (HERE).

Farmhouse Curb Appeal – List of DIY Project, Gardening & Decorating Ideas

  • dig out and move the shrubs that are in bad spots in the front and place in better locations in the yard
  • add a tree, some evergreens and other small perennials to the front (HERE)
  • hide the ugly short wall with DIY lattice in the front (HERE)
  • add more comfortable seating to the front porch
  • paint the entryway bench (HERE)
  • change out the front light to one that isn’t as bird friendly and has more of a farmhouse feel (HERE)
  • add a welcoming pallet sign with our family’s name on it (HERE)
  • add more potted plants, porch decor, a new mat and a school bell (HERE)
  • time permitting extend the front entrance by adding a pergola (HERE)

Farmhouse Curb Appeal – After

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

The first thing we did to change the curb appeal was to add some new landscaping to create a better site line to the front door. 

We also added a tree to create some much needed shade and breakup the length of our home. 

Next, we covered our ugly concrete wall with some DIY- lattice.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

We added a new barn porch light and some comfy rocking chairs from Lamps Plus.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

The pop of black from the porch light and the white from the rocking chairs make such a big difference.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

Jason and I created a DIY – pallet sign for our farmhouse front porch to welcome guests and make our porch uniquely ours.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal
Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

I added a new flag pillow and welcome mat from Home Goods as well as some flower pots and a hydrangea filled watering can to make it even more welcoming.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

The pillows on the rocking chairs are from Big Lots. 

Our new white rocking chairs look great with our newly painted red entryway bench.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal
Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

*Update – We Added a Pergola (HERE) for even more Curb Appeal

front porch planters for our pergola - stone planters and fall porch

I hope this inspires you with lots of DIY projects, gardening & decorating ideas to improve the curb appeal of your home!

by Tara Lehman

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Over the last month my blogging friends and I challenged each other to up the curb appeal of our homes. Stop by to see how we changed up the landscaping, added diy lattice, added a new porch light and decorated our farmhouse front porch http://lehmanlane.net

Curb Appeal Hop Ideas

Thanks to Deb from Seeking Lavendar Lane for getting us together for this curb appeal hop & thanks again to Lamps Plus for helping sponsor this reveal!

Seeking Lavender Lane / Simple Nature Decor / The Deans List / Mom Home Guide

Curly Crafty Mom / My Life from Home / Lehman Lane / Knock it Off Kim

Paint Yourself a Smile / A Designer at Home / Our House Now a Home

Some More Curb Appeal Ideas You Might Enjoy

One great way to add curb appeal through landscaping. See how I maximized my curb appeal through landscaping by moving what shrubs we already had and choosing a few new ones. Also check out 10 more curb appeal ideas from my friends! #curbappeal #landscapeideas https://lehmanlane.net
share how we created a DIY lattice wall to hide a REALLY ugly stone wall in the front our farmhouse front porch. #lattice https://lehmanlane.net
Sharing all the details about how to make this beautiful outdoor DIY Pallet sign for our farmhouse front porch including a step by step tutorial of how to build a diy pallet sign for your home. #palletsigns #palletprojects #palletcrafts #palletfurniture #palletart https://lehmanlane.net

Comments

  1. Tara, beautiful job! I can picture it when that tree comes in – it’s the perfect placement for it, and I love all of your accents. You’ve done a fantastic job of drawing the eye up the front door!

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