A home near the water is a dream come true for so many homeowners. A front yard that is neatly landscaped and welcoming will attract more attention. If you own a home near the ocean or on a lake, you’ll want to take advantage of the beautiful location and play up the curb appeal of your home, especially if you are going to put it on the market soon. There are many ways to create coastal curb appeal to make a great first impression. 

One of the many ways to create curb appeal at your coastal home is through outdoor color. Choose colors that draw attention to focal points, like the front door. One of the easiest ways to transform your home’s exterior is to paint your front door in a bold, vibrant color so that it draws visitors to your home and welcomes them. You can intentionally, but easily draw attention to your home and boost its curb appeal by having a brightly colored door that contrasts with the coastal colors of the local area.

Another way to add extra coastal curb appeal is to add colorful landscaping (or even a proper garden) to brighten and liven up the exterior of your home. Add flowers, shrubs, and trees throughout the front yard of the house, as well as strategically placed potted plants that attract one’s gaze, to create instant curb appeal in living color! Once you have painted your front door, you can make your entryway into even more of an inviting focal point by adding a few potted plants that complement the location and the color scheme of your house. Add a variety of plants and flowers in varied container sizes, arranged on multiple levels, pulled from the color palette of the surrounding area, to create a welcoming vignette.

Curb appeal is important after the sun goes down as well. Brighten and highlight your home’s pathways with outdoor lighting and use spotlighting to dramatically highlight areas with mature trees and flower beds. Also, accentuate your front door with bright lighting, and add porch and deck lighting to outdoor gathering spaces for an even more warm and welcoming ambiance. Make sure to use quality light fixtures, too, for every type of lighting you use—from spotlights and step lights to garden lights and string lights. (Another benefit of outdoor lighting is that it helps increase safety as part of your home security system, helping build peace of mind for any visitors or potential buyers, when the time comes to put your house on the market for sale.)

WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses, located in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a team of licensed real estate professionals who can assist you with buying or selling property along the Texas Gulf Coast. The team of real estate specialists is committed to providing quality service to their clients. If you are looking for real estate guidance, please contact WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses online or by phone at 361-882-5588.


Written by: Erika Mehlhaff