10 Simple "Under $60" Curb Appeal Updates for Any Home

Sometimes little changes can make a big difference. Here are ten ways to liven up a drab entry without breaking the bank.

Ring My Bell

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Ring My Bell

Wow your guests from the get-go with a new doorbell. The starburst shape of this solid brass ringer comes in brushed chrome, lacquered brass, or polished chrome. $33 from Rejuvenation.

Rejuvenation

Numbers Game

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Numbers Game

Even house numbers can look striking, especially when they are four inches tall and boast a dark, aged copper finish. Against a light-color house, these would really stand out. Starting at $6.39 from Target.

Target

Wipe Your Feet

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Wipe Your Feet

Made from recycled float rope and hand-woven in Maine, this doormat comes in a variety of colors and will bring a little brightness and cheer to your front porch. On sale for $39.95 (down from $49.95) from The New England Trading Company.

The New England Trading ltd.

Knock, Knock

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Knock, Knock

An old-school knocker makes it fun for visitors to let you know they’ve arrived. Here, a cast brass woodpecker version does so with a sense of humor. $40 at Anthropologie.

Anthropologie

Shine a Light

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Shine a Light

Installed on either (or both) sides of your front door, lights canmake a home's facade look warm and inviting. This aged bronze wall lantern (with its glass shade reminiscent of a jam jar) uses vintage style to achieve a cozy look that's on-trend. $14.85 from The Home Depot.

The Home Depot

Plant It

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Plant It

A galvanized planter box near the front door, or on a windowsill, offers the opportunity of seasonal planting while adding a welcome dose of countryside loveliness to the front of your home. $59 from Pottery Barn.

Pottery Barn

Please, Mr. Postman

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Please, Mr. Postman

This bright and bold mailbox asserts its functionality with a no-nonsense combination of slots, one at top for letter-size envelopes and another for larger pieces of mail, e.g. magazines. On sale for a splurge-worthy $58 (down from $78) from Chiasso.

Chiasso

Twinkle, Twinkle

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Twinkle, Twinkle

Add some extra sparkle to your front porch with strings of caged lanterns. Whether framing the front door or hanging loosely over railings, these lights offer layers of charm. $24.99 from Smith & Hawken at Target.

Target

Say It with a Sign

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Say It with a Sign

It's important for guests to feel welcome, so let them know that they are! This welcome sign in a warm copper finish does the job with great style. $14 from Rejuvenation.

Rejuvenation

Add Color

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Add Color

Few things transform an entry more dramatically than color. Premium Grand Entrance interior/exterior door and trim enamel from Benjamin Moore offers a rich, weather-resistant finish in either Satin or High Gloss. Pick up a quart (all you may need) for $34.99 and spice things up!

Benjamin Moore/ ColorChats

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