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How to create Christmas curb appeal…

Could your home use a bit of extra curb appeal this Christmas? 

Your home’s exterior is like the cover of a book, setting the stage for what’s inside, especially when things start to get festive. Adding curb appeal is often an easy and inexpensive way to make your house look nicer and boost its value. 

Here are seven simple ways to create instant curb appeal…

1. All about the topiary

Buxus sempervirens is the perfect species for topiary cones, as the evergreen foliage provides year-round interest and, as Box topiary is relatively slow-growing, it’s very low maintenance and can be easily pruned into a formal shape. Simply trim your Buxus topiary cone once a year to keep it looking neat.

A pair look fantastic either side of a doorway or entrance, especially when decorated in fairy lights for tha festive glow.

Get the look > https://www.best4hedging.co.uk/box-topiary-cone

2. Phillips Hue – An alternative to Christmas lights

No need for Christmas lights when you can use these up lighters to make your house any colour you desire.

Lily Outdoor spot light

This Lily spot light 3-pack lets you highlight your favourite outdoor features, create interesting shadows and more. Simply connect the smart outdoor spotlights into any standard wall socket using the included low-voltage power supply to get millions of shades of white or coloured light in your garden.

Get the look > https://www.philips-hue.com/en-gb/p/hue-white-and-colour-ambiance-lily-outdoor-spot-light

Amarant linear outdoor light

Wash large expanses of your outdoor spaces, such as fences, walls and hedges, with white and colour light. Part of the LowVolt system, the Amarant linear spotlight connects to a Philips Hue power supply unit and can even be connected to one another, creating a continuous wall of light.

Get the look > https://www.philips-hue.com/en-gb/p/hue-white-and-colour-ambiance-amarant-linear-outdoor-light

3. Dress up your door

This Woodland Wreath from Bloom is the epitome of winter chic.  Inspired by walks through the English countryside, white Limonium, berried Populous and Acacia combine with sumptuous Nordmann fir spruce and pine cones to create a truly luxurious festive wreath design that will be the envy of your neighbours.

Blooms Wreath designs are 100% plastic-free and created using sustainable floristry techniques.  Their expert London florists make every single festive wreath by hand to ensure you receive the perfect winter gift.

Get the look > https://www.bybloom.co.uk/christmas/truly-natural-festive-wreath/

4. A Star Feature

Transform your outdoor space into a winter wonderland with this cox and cox light up tree tower, adjustable to be wide or slim to suit your space.

Standing at 3 metres high and adorned with 300 warm white LED lights that can be still or twinkling, each tree tower consists of twelve strings of lights around a simple metal pole and is topped with a star adorned with LED bulbs. You really don’t need much else.

Easy to assemble, this impressive outdoor feature can be left outdoors, but must be plugged in indoors.

Get the look here > https://www.coxandcox.co.uk/outdoor-light-up-tree-tower/

5. Keep things neat

There’s always a lot of waste at Christmas, keep yours neat with a nifty bin store. This one has two lids connected to a chain so you don’t have to touch the bins at all.

Shop the look > https://www.wayfair.co.uk/storage-organisation

6. Clear up any mess

Hiring a skip is a great way to dispose of any outdoor clutter.

Taking numerous trips to the local tip could take hours of time if bits and pieces need to be broken up to them fit in the car, whereas a skip is right on your doorstep.

Book a skip here > https://www.bbskips.co.uk/book-a-skip-online/

7. Security measures

Protect your property this Christmas.

Arlo Video Doorbell gives you the bigger picture so you can open the door with confidence. 

The doorbell camera uses a unique viewing angle to capture head-to-toe detail in 1080p video allowing you to make the distinction between friend and foe. The battery powered wireless doorbell calls your phone directly for a faster response and is the only smart doorbell with a built-in siren deterrent. Pair with a Continuous Video Recording plan to turn this product into a cctv doorbell.

Shop security > https://ukshop.arlo.com/product/arlo-essential-wire-free-video-doorbell/