Flowers can be a powerful tool for increasing your home's curb appeal. Follow these simple tips to really make your property bloom.
1. Buy a color wheel
Spend a few bucks at your local paint or art supply store on a color wheel to help you understand how different colors relate to one another. Choose flowers with colors close to one another on the wheel for a more harmonious scheme, or colors on opposite sides of the wheel for a complementary color theme. To really mix things up, choose three colors that are equidistant from each other on the wheel for a contrasting affect.
2. Use color to give the feeling of a larger yard or garden bed
A monochromatic color scheme can help create a feeling of spaciousness because the eye is not interrupted by other colors. To mix things up, add lighter and darker versions of the same color flowers to create various shades and give interest in your yard.
3. Highlight favorite features
Love your front door or another aspect of your home. Draw your eyes to it by planting brightly colored or white flowers around the area either in the ground or with container plants. Flowers can be an effective way to accent the architectural features you – and prospective buyers – love.
4. Use white
White can be the most attention-grabbing color in landscaping. White flowers and foliage serve as terrific focal points, make other colors look richer and create a sense of depth in a garden. They can also highlight darker colors for a greater contrast.
5. Don't forget green
There are so many vivid shades of green to use when highlighting your home. Combining different shades and a variety of foliage textures can add depth and excitement to your flower/garden bed.
6. Anticipate changing seasons
In New England it is important to remember to plan for how the colors of the plants you choose will change with the seasons. Add in some year-round perennials so your yard is still vibrant when flowers wilt in cooler seasons.
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