11 Best Outdoor Décor Ideas for Adding Curb Appeal

Updated: Jul. 14, 2023

These outdoor decorations range in price and ease so that you can find the perfect addition to your front yard.

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Choosing Outdoor Decorations

Outdoor decorations liven up front yards. They give a yard personality ­— think quirky flamingos or charming wagon wheels — and create an inviting place for neighbors to stop and say “Hi.”

If you’re looking to add curb appeal for yourself, visitors or prospective buyers, don’t underestimate the power of a well-placed light or flower bed accent. Here are a few outdoor décor ideas you can add to your home now.

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Bright Patio Furniture Set

Front patios are usually smaller than back patios, but they’re the ideal place to sit and make small talk with neighbors as they walk their dogs.

This cheerful bistro table and chair set will fit in even the smallest outdoor space. It folds up for easy storage, and its seven color varieties — like the red shown above — offer the perfect pop for your yard. Consider matching with your front door paint or landscape flowers to create a cohesive look.

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Path Lights

Path lights substantially boost nighttime curb appeal. Plus, they’re easy. Solar lights take only minutes to install. These Mason jar path lights look great on hooks lining the driveway. But they can also be hung on a fence, carried like a lantern or set on a table. They’re adorably unique and versatile.

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Corner Accent Fence

Installing a full fence is hard work, and it can be pretty expensive. A corner accent fence lets you enjoy the design elements of a fence without encircling the entire yard. This white picket accent fence frames flowers and shrubs beautifully. It’s such a simple outdoor décor idea, but it totally changes the look of a front yard.

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Outdoor Wall Lantern

Outdoor lighting is a practical necessity. With the right fixtures, it can be part of your home’s curb appeal, too.

These attractive outdoor wall lanterns feature a traditional and timeless design. You can find similar sconce-style lights with more antique or more modern details depending on the look you want to achieve.

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Window Shutters

Shutters are like jewelry for your house. They tie together the rest of its outfit — windows, doors and more. These decorative vinyl shutters come in 16 colors to complement any paint job or siding shade. Plus, they don’t require the heavy maintenance of wood shutters.

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Window Boxes

Dress up your windows even further with flower boxes. Available in white and blue, these galvanized steel window boxes can hold succulents, herbs or your favorite flowers. This piece of outdoor décor can hang from a deck or balcony railing too. Try them with a vining plant like string of pearls or creeping jenny.

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House Number Planter

Something as small as a new house number plaque can revolutionize your outdoor décor. It also makes finding your home easier for first-time guests. This house number planter box from Etsy is available in seven distinct stains, or you can get it unfinished and paint it a color of your choice.

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Accent Planters

A decorative planter is one of the best outdoor décor ideas because you can change it up for a fresh look every season.

Start with spring bulbs like daffodils and tulips. Then introduce petunias and other summer blooms. Finally, transition to fall with ornamental grasses and mums for a festive display. You can even arrange gourds around the base of a planter.

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Water Fountain

A water feature brings soothing sights and sounds to a yard. Fountains can blend into the landscape like a waterfall, or they can be a stately piece of outdoor décor. Traditional fountains, such as this three-tier version, make an elegant yard centerpiece, while a modern metal fountain looks better near a front step or seating area.

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Landscape Spotlights

You’ve spent plenty of time and money choosing, planting and installing your front landscaping features, and they deserve to be noticed day and night. Solar spotlights keep perfectly pruned trees and flower beds at center stage even after the sun goes down. Use them to highlight a garden trellis, to create a dramatic silhouette or to accent a wall hanging or other garden décor idea.

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Garden Arbor

A garden arbor adds a whimsical touch to a front walk or garden path. This is a classic white vinyl arbor with a rounded top, but they come in many shapes and finishes. You can even build a garden arbor at home. Our sapling arbor is an eye-catching outdoor décor idea that looks like it came straight out of an enchanted forest. Climbing plants and flowers love these.

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