How To Add Cottage Curb Appeal {No Matter How Old Your House Is!}

To me a cottage isn’t necessarily a certain style, but more a mixture of a lot of styles – a place where everything you love lives together beautifully. It usually includes at least some classic, vintage, and time-honored decor and architecture. And the outside of a cottage should be welcoming, cheerful, and, yes, even a bit imperfect (which is perfect for me!).
But what if you don’t have a cute, old house? What if it’s a 70′s or 80′s ranch? A plain white builder’s special? There are a few key things you can do yourself to add cottage curb appeal to your home – regardless of when it was built – and increase the value while you’re at it!
Through our remodeling adventures we've found 5 ways to cultivate a cottage-style curb appeal:
1. Make the entry welcoming (& visible!)
2. Plant a welcoming flower garden
3. Beef up window moldings
4. Add a porch
5. Freshen with paint
See all the photos and find more details on the blog - and chime in with your own ideas!
You can add cottage curb appeal no matter when your home was built.
1. Make the entry welcoming.
2. Plant a welcoming garden.
3. Beef up window moldings.
4. & 5. Add a porch and freshen with paint.
Jami @ An Oregon Cottage
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