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Here at Domino, we focus a lot on the interior of the home, but there’s a lot to be said about injecting a dose of design to the outside of your house as well. Renovator and designer Patti Wagner is a big fan of finding exterior inspo simply by walking through her Minneapolis neighborhood. The various types of residential architecture and pops of personal detail create enviable character that we’re looking to replicate. Keep reading for tips to turning your exterior into a beautiful one, because after all, it’s called curb appeal for a reason. 

Landscaping is key

From fresh flowers to manicured bushes, this home looks well cared for and brimming with bright greens. The floral-focused landscaping complements the natural cedar shake roof and creates an inviting walkway for dwellers, onlookers, and guests. We get that tackling your outdoor space can be daunting, but it’s totally worth a little elbow grease, just take it from the pros.  

Flower Boxes = mini gardens

There is arguably nothing more charming than some well-kept flower boxes, and this cottage style home does it best. Window boxes act as mini gardens fit for small spaces or sweet exteriors like this one. We love how the homeowners chose blooms in colors that stand out against the home’s exterior paint.

Don’t forget the door!

This is the entry to your threshold, and if you need a kick of encouragement to paint it, we have just a few (okay, so many) reasons to take the risk. Selecting a bright, fresh hue like this pink is both eye-catching and inviting. Before painting your door, consider what color will look best, and don’t get bogged down by the process. Not sold yet? We have tons of colorful door inspiration.

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