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Virtual Outdoor Refresh: Curb Appeal

June 19, 2020


Erin Schrader

Come on over, come on over baby! Welcome to our virtual block party, friends– make yourself at home. Wiping your feet and removing your shoes: not required. ‘Tis the season for patio updates, so the LIY Team took it upon ourselves to [virtually] spruce up our spaces. Today we’re sharing a few ideas to make your curb the most appealing on the block. Because nothing compliments a mound of Amazon packages on a doorstep quite like curb appeal, am I right? Let’s get this party started!



It’s no surprise here that I love to incorporate color into any space in [or outside] of my home when possible. I am so happy that yellow is making a big statement when it comes to front doors – how fun is this lemon door mat to welcome your guests as they arrive? I’ve always loved the idea of a porch swing so when I spotted this all-weather option that you can have hanging all year long, it was a no-brainer to add it into the mix! I am most excited about the light fixtures I found as I love the modern vibe they bring to the space. All in all, this front door situation makes me so happy and hope that it brings the same joy to future guests.



We are looking to buy a new home in the next year, so putting this together was so fun to do as I dream of what our next place might be! Keeping it super neutral and modern with a little hint of industrial is one of the looks that I love! The clean lines and the use of black metal keep it crisp, while wood planter boxes and a fun patterned door mat warm things up for a welcoming home entry. Thanks for stopping by my virtual front door, you are welcome any time!


Black, white, neutrals and tiny pops of color are pretty much my style in life and in my home lol. My front porch style preference is no different! I’ve noticed the more I stick with neutral colors and add in small pops of color, I’m less inclined to redecorate every 3 months lol. We are also getting ready to repaint the exterior of our home and I can’t wait for the finished product of all of our home updates!


The first thing that people see when they pull into our driveway is a little man-door next to our garage. And that man-door gets no love [currently a lovely shade of orange-red]. I have plans to change the paint color to a navy, add on a smart lock, knocker, and some fun decor like plants and wreaths! I believe this is what they call “from drab to fab!”


After college, I moved into my first apartment of my own. While home renovations aren’t in the cards for me at the moment, I had so much fun with this project! Hey a girl can dream, right? It’s never too early to start planning ahead. I love classic, traditional, and somewhat rustic styles. I’ve found that a neutral color palette makes it easy to swap out seasonal decor and keep up with the latest Pinterest trends. Someday I’ll invite you to sit and stay awhile, but for now I’ll be living vicariously though my Pinterest boards!

For your Pinning pleasure…


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  1. Lisa Pap says:

    Did you take a picture of my front door for Erin’s look. I have almost all of that look going on!

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