Classy, elegant, swoon-worthy, luxurious, rich-looking, call it what you want, but there’s something about a front lawn, a nice front lawn that just has a way of making the entire home look expensive. Beautiful lawns, particularly front yards, have a way of just looking, impacting the entire house. Something even the entire stress. That front yard is also one of the very first impressions that someone is going to have of you.
If it looks incredible, and if it looks expensive, then it can and will make your house go up in value. This is the power of curb appeal. But classy front yards have a certain aesthetic to them. They look unique while at the same time being achievable. If this is something that you’re after, then here’s what you need to know to make your front yard look classy!
It All Starts with a Focal Point
While a lot of people know when it comes to interior design, a focal point is needed, believe it or not, it’s the same for the outdoors too. Focal points can be created in a variety of ways, including size, color, value, or texture. They can be bold and striking or subtle and understated. When it comes to the front yard, the goal is to focus on framing, specifically, the front of the house. You’re going to want some balance on both sides of the house. If you have a tree on one side, then do it on the other side too. Elegant front yards have symmetry, and this is fairly easy to achieve.
Embrace the Walkway
Whether you choose natural stone steps, pavers, or the traditional quartz sidewalk, it’s all going to look incredible. A classy front lawn is an inviting front lawn. You’re going to want to think about how your guest can get to your front door. Having them walk through grass is a bad look, and honestly a poor impression on you. The whole goal is to show how much class you have, and so you’re going to want to reflect this on the lawn. Consider adding shrubs like hydrangeas or azaleas framing the walkway.
Plus, when you’re looking into all of this, make sure you select a material that’s slip-resistant when it rains or snows. Already have a walkway? Great! Make sure to pressure wash it from time to time and decorate it with gorgeous plants. Whether it’s a straight or curved walkway is up to you, but just remember the end goal is a good impression while still achieving aesthetics.
You Can Never Go Wrong with Planters
In fact, you’re doing yourself a major favor by choosing planters. Window flower boxes are gorgeous, and all elegant homes will feature these. It’s a small way to show that you care about the appearance of your house. But window boxes don’t need to end there. In general, planters can look great, especially around the mailbox or front door of your home. But if planters aren’t your thing, you could even consider using pots or just planting stuff right in the ground. Just remember that height helps with making a lawn classy, so if you can, just experiment with different heights throughout.