Front Door Decor

Front Door Decor www.bellalimento.com

It is finally spring! I can’t tell you how excited I am for sunshine, my garden and flowers! I’ve slowly been spring cleaning the inside of our house and now it’s time to focus on the outside. My front yard is let’s just say very natural. Our lot is extremely shady due to the amount of trees (practically a forest) we have. Trees mean lots of leaves to rake and limbs to pick up.  On top of the piles of leaves and limbs, we also many many LARGE rocks (boulder size) peppered throughout the front yard. I’m thinking they were too large to move when the lot was being graded and someone thought they looked good (read not me). Sadly because of the shade we don’t have a ton of grass in the front yard besides a small patch by the mailbox. Cutting down trees (to allow more sunshine) is expensive so we’re looking into other ways to add pops of color and improve our curb appeal.

Concrete Planter www.bellalimento.com

Our front door was a way to do that. We loaded up in the suburban and took a trip to our local LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT. I knew we wanted to add flowers and light to an otherwise dark walking path to our front. I found those gorgeous ESPRESSO OUTDOOR CONCRETE POTS and knew they would make a beautiful anchor.

Flowers www.bellalimento.com

We added pops of color with these beautiful pink and yellow flowers.

Flowers www.bellalimento.com

We also purchased this 8 PACK RUST SOLAR POWERED LED LIGHTS. They require NO wiring and were a cinch to put together. They are 6 times brighter than standard solar lights are environment friendly – powered by the sun. Have a photocell control – automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn with a long 8 hour run time. Plus rechargeable batteries are  included.

Landscape Lighting www.bellalimento.com

“Spring is the time of creativity and inspiration! Enjoy your time outdoors with family and friends as you create something new and amazing. Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm”  – Earl Nightingale.

Porch Makeover www.bellalimento.com
I think we’re off to a good start don’t you? I love the pop of color we’ve added to our front door area with the wreath, planters and flowers. The lighting to our walkway really makes our entrance shine at night.

Additionally we also purchased  SCOTT’S EZ SEED  in an attempt to try and grow grass. I couldn’t pass it up when I saw on the bag that it is GUARANTEED to grow anywhere! I’ll be giving an update on that as it grows. My yard will definitely put that to the test.

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Baci!
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network. I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network. I was provided with a gift card. Opinions are my own.

14 Comments

  1. 1

    Love how just a few things can totally transform an entrance. Inspiring!

  2. 2

    Your front entry looks so pretty and inviting. I love how cute those flowers and wreath made things. Makes me want to spruce up things too!

  3. 3

    Thank you for all the pretty ideas. Love solar lights!

  4. 4

    We are in the exact same place! We just moved in and the landscaping was terrible. So we added some really bright bushes – orange rockets – and then some pretty white flowers. But I love your planters! Beautiful!

  5. 5

    Isn’t that just amazing how a few simple touches can transform a living space. I often say that paint is the best and most inexpensive way to transform a room. The entryway is so lovely!

  6. 6

    So inspiring! I love that beautiful pop of color. Such a simple touch, but whoa – completely transformed your door! I love it!

  7. 7

    Love the before and after pic, how amazing just a few simple additions make such a huge difference!

  8. 9

    Your house looks so pretty Paula!!

  9. 10

    What a difference a little color makes, looks great!

  10. 11

    I love this time of year, the flowers, the outdoor living and making everything look cozy and inviting.. Your house looks so pretty!

  11. 12

    WOW, your house looks so pretty! I love that a few changes can make such a big difference! :)

  12. 13

    Your yard sounds an awful lot like mine. We have a ton of mature oaks in the yard so we don’t have any sun for a decent lawn or garden. I love what you’ve done with your area though. The enhancements are awesome.

  13. 14

    I really appreciate before and after pics in projects like this – it helps my imagination kick into gear with those visuals :)

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