Home Accents for Outside Your Garage
There’s no doubt about it—having a new garage door installed carries significant weight in terms of your home’s overall curb appeal. Your home will instantly look fresher, and you have the ability when choosing a new door to select something that suits your home’s style perfectly. But how do you complete your new investment, exactly, […]
There’s no doubt about it—having a new garage door installed carries significant weight in terms of your home’s overall curb appeal. Your home will instantly look fresher, and you have the ability when choosing a new door to select something that suits your home’s style perfectly. But how do you complete your new investment, exactly, integrating it with the rest of your home? Here are some ways that you can decorate the spaces surrounding your garage door for maximum impact.
If you haven’t yet, consider installing new outdoor wall lights on either side of your garage door. Not only is is practical, but you can choose a new style that better suits your new door and the rest of your home. Intricate black lantern-style lights, for example, pair especially well with black hinge and handle accents on a steel carriage style door. A wooden garage door, on the other hand, pairs better with a lantern-style light made with a metal of a coordinating color, with a warmer toned light for a more natural ambiance. And if you’re going for a modern style, look for wall lights with more simplicity, featuring geometric shapes.
Your House Number
Does your home yet feature your house number displayed somewhere prominently along the front? Nothing is more frustrating for a new guest to your home than not being able to find your home due to lack of a missing house number. Consider investing in a decorative piece with large numbers and positioning it next to your garage door in a place that looks natural.
A New Driveway
Could your driveway use an update as well? Changing the style of your garage door might mean that your driveway no longer coordinates as well with the rest of the home. Rich, dark brown wooden garage doors, for example, look stunning when surrounded by a natural stone driveway to recall an old world aesthetic. A garage door with hardware accents that give the door a traditional New England look, on the other hand, go especially well with a cobblestone or even brick lined driveway. Overall, it’s best to study what other stonework your home features and to study what is in your surrounding neighborhood as well. A great garage door-driveway pairing can truly make all the difference in your home’s curb appeal.
It may be sitting at the other end of your driveway, but a mailbox tailored to the style of the rest of your home truly makes the difference when you want your home to have a sophisticated look. Does your home feature a lot of stonework? Use similar stonework around your mailbox. Do you have a new garage door that features warmer colors? Consider investing in a mailbox with a similarly warmer tone.