Skip to content

Your Guide to Using Fall Colours to Your Advantage to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Fall is the perfect time to boost your home’s curb appeal because fall colours are simply the best. Here’s what you need to know.
9-3 Fall Colours
Fall colours add warmth to your home and curb appeal.

So, you want to boost your home’s curb appeal? Whether you’re just looking for a more inviting and attractive exterior or hoping to sell your home, you couldn’t have picked a better time. More specifically, autumn is an incredible time to level up the outside of your home because fall colours are notoriously cozy, inviting, and aesthetically pleasing. Leaning into fall pallets is a great idea at all times of the year, but it’s even better when it’s actually autumn. So, if you want to use fall colours to your advantage this year, here are some places to start.

Seasonal Decorations

If you don’t have the budget for a more considerable home makeover, decor is always a more affordable and accessible option. When we say fall decor, we absolutely do not mean pumpkins and fake foliage. We mean warm-toned outdoor furnishings like throw rugs, cushions, and tablecloths. Things like outdoor art with a rustic vibe or barn-board furniture also scream fall and help you lean into the pallets of autumn that we all know and love. While the hyper-rustic aesthetic is starting to fall in popularity, the more minimal, nature-inspired touches have remained in trend. Pick your fall colours to use as accents, and grab a couple of decorations to enhance the look of your home.

Spruce Up Your Exterior

Nothing helps spruce up a home’s exterior like a fresh coat of paint. You can consider painting the entire outside of your house (no, we’re not suggesting you repaint for a single season), or you can just update the accents like the shutters, trim, or railings. A lovely burnt orange or forest green is perfect for fall but won’t need updating as seasons change. Another great option is painting your door. This is simple, affordable, and sure to add an eye-catching pop to your house.

Evergreen Hedges

Again, when we say fall colours, we don’t only mean orange. The deep greens of evergreen hedges add a beautiful, warm feeling to the outside of our home while also adding a super low-maintenance landscaping feature. As long as you place them mindfully and trim them when necessary, a beautiful hedge might just be what your house needs.

Warm Lighting

Fall calls for all things cozy, and there is nothing cozy about cool, blue-toned lights. Opt to swap your outdoor lighting for warm, orange-toned bulbs to make your home appear more comfortable and approachable. Of course, you don’t want to jeopardize any visibility and safety along your entryway, so be sure to consider that when picking softer lighting.

Fall Florals

Last but not least, a great way to bring in a wide range of fall colours is with potted flowers or fall-blooming flowers if your climate allows. Consider things like sunflowers, perennials, reed grass, or rudbeckia. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, you can place bouquets outdoors as long as it’s warm enough. Whether it’s dried arrangements, a lovely wreath, potted plants, or a fall-inspired garden, blooms always work wonders when it comes to curb appeal.

CPC-logoThis story was made possible by our Community Partners Program. Thank you Peak Performance Painting for helping to expand local news coverage in the Bow Valley. Learn more.