How to Use Your Home’s Exterior as an Artistic Foundation

How to Use Your Home’s Exterior as an Artistic Foundation
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    If art has been something that has constantly piqued your interest over the years, it's likely that you've done some hobby painting in the past.

    A great way to practice building up your artistic foundation is by designing the exterior of your home.


In fact, there are many different foundational aspects that you can learn just from this one project.

Play With Textures

One artistic foundation that is extremely helpful for developing overall artistic skills is dealing with different textures. When it comes to the outside of your home, it’s likely that you’re dealing with different textures from your door to your siding to your landscaping features.

The trick is to combine all of these different textures in a flattering way. The texture of your home may also help you determine what kinds of furniture you should add to your home’s interior.

Textures also play an especially significant role when it comes to determining what kinds of colors you should work with.

Choosing Colors That Mesh

Speaking of colors, one of the biggest foundational methods to master is choosing colors that match. A great way to practice this on your home is through the process of exterior painting.

Not only do you have the color of your siding, but you also have all the colors of your roof, trim, front door, and even shutters.

This will give you a great opportunity to work on your color palettes to ensure that you’re getting complementary colors that deliver the overall look that you desire.

Working with an expert during your painting projects is advisable since they have access to a variety of useful tools that can help you complete your projects quickly and efficiently.

Utilize Lighting Effectively

Many people get caught up thinking that the overall design of their home is based on their exterior paint colors. They tend to forget that lighting is an essential component of their overall design.

As you work on the exterior of your home, you can start to implement lighting into the various aspects of the home, such as your front door. It’s important to remember that lighting must be both functional and work to accent the rest of the home’s design.

decorative plantersunique door mats

      some decorative exterior decor to consider      

Try experimenting with different kinds of lighting until you find lights that will work great for your home during both the daytime and the nighttime.

Landscaping Features

Once the actual structural components of your home are established, it’s time to think about the landscaping. Creating flower beds, planting bushes, and even bringing in trees can help to enhance the overall look of your property.

These landscaping features allow you to create more colorful accents for your home’s design. If you notice that your home’s interior or exterior is lacking color, you can always find vibrant plants to help breathe some life into your property. It’s important to keep the season in mind as you select plants to compliment your home.

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If art is one area that really interests you, you may want to consider designing the exterior of your home. This provides the perfect foundation to learn about different artistic aspects like textures, lighting, colors, and accenting.

The best part is that you’ll get to look at your final creation every single day when you come home from work.

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Brook Chaplan

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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