How to increase your curb appeal on a budget – and win $100 to do it!

Wayfair giveaway PinterestYou’ve heard of curb appeal, right? It’s all about making the exterior of your home attractive and inviting.

There are tons of websites and tv shows that can help you increase your curb appeal. But the majority of their suggested projects require big budgets and big time commitments that most of us can’t do.

But guess what? You can up your curb appeal inexpensively. And I’m going to give you a chance to do it with a $100 gift card to Wayfair, an amazing online home goods store!

How to easily increase your curb appeal? COLOR!

I have pretty gardens around my house. I love color and texture and all things naturally beautiful. But if you took a look at my front porch a week ago, you’d never know it.

I put all this effort into the gardens along the walkway, but then once you walked up to my front door? Blah. It’s like the gardens beckoned you in and then the front door said – Um, I don’t think so. Go away.

 Before curb appeal picture

Total lack of curb appeal.

So I decided to add a pop of color – but I had to do it on a budget. Happily, Wayfair provided me with a gift card (I’m a part of their Homemakers program) and I went to work.

First off: Get rid of the blah, brown, uninviting doormat. I wanted something bright and happy. These were my top three contenders:

Wayfair doormats

1. Humming Birds Doormat  |  2. Margo Coir Doormat  |  3. Sweet Home Poppies Doormat

Next: Some gorgeous containers to hold some bright, happy flowers. After browsing all the possibilities, I decided to go with the CobraCo “Canterbury” collection:

Wayfair CobraCo Canterbury Collection

4. Round Scroll Top Plant Stand  |  5. Round Hanging Basket  |  6. Round Floor Planter 

Everything arrived in a few days and I couldn’t wait to get going. I bought some flowers and also found a pretty, inexpensive hummingbird feeder. Grabbed my bag of soil and gardening tools, and it was time to get to work!

I had my sweet little helper assisting me.  🙂


In about half an hour my boring, blah porch was transformed into a welcoming, happy space without spending a ton of money. What an improvement – and now I actually want to sit on that bench!

After curb appeal picture - a pop of color

Want to give your home some curb appeal, or perhaps add some color somewhere else in your house?

Enter to win a $100 Wayfair gift card!

To enter, just leave a comment below with a link to an item on Wayfair that you would use for a pop of color in your home! Sadly, if you live in Florida, New York, or Rhode Island, laws in your state prevent you from entering this contest. But all of you in other 47 states? You’re golden.

Good luck!

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Thank you to Wayfair for providing a gift card for me and another to give away. I always give my honest opinion in my sponsored posts – my name is Honest Mom, after all. See my disclosure policy here.

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85 Replies to “How to increase your curb appeal on a budget – and win $100 to do it!”

  1. We literally JUST closed on our new house last Friday. We’ve been slowly moving in and some of the colors already on the walls are pretty, but bold. How could I pull them together in my living room? THIS RUG! I love it and it literally has ALL the colors in it that would pull the room and the adjacent room together. (I like flow from room to room)

    This is a sweet giveaway. Thanks!!

  2. Great job. We’ve been in this house a year now and this is the year of summer/porch/deck renovations. I need this card. I never realized how pricey all of this was until I started doing it:) Love the pop of color you added.

  3. These are colorful and absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Love your blog! Spring is very slow to come to michigan so this wayfair card would let me bring in some color!

  5. Your front porch looks so bright & inviting – mission accomplished!

    Whether it's decor or organization – I get giddy when a few well spent dollars make a major impact on how your home looks or functions, and how you feeling about being there.

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