10 Ways To Bring Charm To Your Home’s Exterior

Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor

Whether you have a cottage that needs a little TLC or a nondescript colonial you’d love to inject with a bit more personality, deciding on changes to the exterior can be tricky. It’s important not to force a completely unrelated style on your home, but the right exterior enhancements can significantly improve your home’s curb appeal.

1. Add a covered entrance. A bit of cover overhead is welcome when you’re trying to get in the door in a rainstorm, but even more important for our purposes, a covered entrance can do wonders for a home’s curb appeal.

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A small portico topped with a pediment, like the one shown here, works well with colonial-style homes and is enough to add definition to the entrance. Covered porches are a natural fit for cottages and Craftsman homes — if you have the

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10 Feng Shui Living Room Tips to Bring the Good Vibes Home

You might have noticed that we’re big fans of feng shui here at MyDomaine. From selecting houseplants that usher in good luck and fortune to selecting artwork that inspires gathering with loved ones over a meal, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to bring the good vibes home using this ancient Chinese art. After all, if a few small design tweaks can boost your productivity or improve your quality of sleep, why wouldn’t you decorate your home accordingly?

To learn more about making the most of the space that’s arguably the most utilized in any home (aka the living room), we tapped expert Laura Cerrano. “Depending on the layout of your home or apartment, the living room tends to be one of the first rooms that greets you upon entering,” she explains. “This means that the presentation of your living room sets a certain feeling, emotion, mindset, and energetic

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