6 Eye-Catching Ways to Improve Curb Appeal in Winter
As the cold weather season sweeps over the Chicagoland area, the home exterior starts to look a bit bleak. However, with a touch of creativity and a wealth of experience in designing bespoke outdoor experiences for all seasons, Bruss Landscaping can help you transform your winter landscape into a warm, welcoming sight appreciated by all!
- Embrace the Bare Branches
Winter tends to strip away the lush green from trees, leaving behind a barren landscape. Embrace the season's beauty by hanging sparkling lights along the outstretched arms of a shrub or tree. This favorite winter curb appeal option will create a bright, twinkling display – and because the season also brings an earlier sunset, the lights can be enjoyed for longer hours every evening!
- Illuminate Walkways and Driveways
Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a well-lit path. By placing lanterns along the walkways and driveway, you will instantly enhance visibility while creating a cozy ambiance. By incorporating festive colors to the lights – such as red, green or white – you can add a bright holiday-theme to your seasonal landscaping.
Alternatively, you can take your outdoor illumination to a new, elegant level that will enhance your outdoor spaces year-round with LED lighting from Bruss Landscaping. We have over 35 years of experience installing path lights, garden lights, step lights, and patio and deck lights for homeowners, using proven techniques developed along the way.
Go beyond walkway lighting, and transform the ice- and snow-covered landscape into a winter wonderland. Use spotlights and floodlights to highlight focal points such as trees, sculptures, or architectural features, and create a striking visual for all residents and guests to enjoy.
- Seasonal Planters
While you may imagine that late fall and early winter marks the end of colorful outdoor flowers in the Midwest, planters of hardy winter blooms and foliage can still add captivating pops of color to your winter landscape.
Bruss Landscaping offers beautiful seasonal urns to accentuate your walkways, patios, and other areas, with plants that will flourish all winter long if cared for appropriately. Use a pair of well-placed seasonal planters around the front door for a stunning symmetrical design that will charm guests as they enter. Additional urns can transform your home and outdoor spaces into an oasis of color amidst the whites and grays of the season.
These seasonal urns can be repurposed with spring, summer, or fall plantings, or custom-provided by Bruss Landscaping for each season of the year. Accentuate your outdoor areas year-round with vibrant greens and other cheerful hues, and ensure that your home remains eye-catching no matter the season.
- Dash of Doorside Décor
Your front door can be a focal point of your curb appeal – don't neglect it during the winter. Instead, make your entryway feel warm and inviting even in frigid weather by making use of festive wreaths and other permanent or seasonal accessories.
Upgrading the landscape and walkways on the way to your door can also help welcome visitors to your home. A well-paved, beautifully-lit pathway will elevate curb appeal, and will ensure the safety of your guests even in icy conditions. Bruss Landscaping can assist you in updating or crafting any style of walkway and landscape you envision, for a year-round front door approach that's eye-catching and functional.
- The Beauty of Hardscaping
Combine your hardscape with well-planned outdoor lighting and festive seasonal planters to maintain visual appeal throughout the cold season.
Bruss Landscaping's hardscape projects can provide a functional and lavish design throughout your exterior space. Utilize our vast expertise in custom-tailoring hardscapes to create the outdoor sanctuary of your dreams. We can help you select from a multitude of materials and colors, including imported European stone or marble, to craft spaces in shades that will compliment and accentuate your home from spring through winter. Homeowners have utilized our hardscape services to construct and enhance front entryways, walkways, patios, decks, pergolas, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, freestanding walls, retaining walls, and more.
- Add That Extra Touch
Incorporate natural elements such as pinecones, branches, or evergreen boughs into your winter décor. Arrange them in decorative bowls, hang the from railings or scatter them along the walkway to add a touch of a rustic charm, enhancing your home's seasonal landscaping
Seasonal planters from Bruss Landscaping can also serve as perfect foundations for adding natural items and other details. Accessorize urns with pine, spruce, or fir branches and garlands for an additional pop of color that will bring out the hues of your winter plants. You can also bring in elements of the holiday season, decorating planters with artfully-arranged lights, ornaments, bells, and more.
With a bit of imagination and these creative ideas, you can transform your home into a winter wonderland that radiates warmth and welcomes the season with open arms. If you'd like to schedule a consultation with a landscape designer for a design, you can call Bruss Landscaping at 630-576-9467 or fill out a form.