Rethink Your Landscaping Game With These Simple Exteriors

Every homeowner faces one quandary. How do you keep up with the house maintenance and the required outdoor maintenance? No matter how big your home is, getting control of the indoors and the outdoors can be quite the challenge. Things break inside. Things grow outside. And while a lawn service is nice, it isn’t a practical expense for many of us. If you’re struggling in this area, you’re not alone and you’ll be happy to hear that there is a simple solution. Simply opt for simple exteriors that require very little tending and you’ll be able to put your efforts elsewhere. Check out these 10 simple exteriors that will inspire you to overturn your landscaping and clean off your porch.

Spanish pink front door

You might be surprised how the color of your front door can effect the whole look of your home. Choose a bright contrasting color and suddenly your house gained an element of fun that you didn’t even know about. (via Dwell)

Modern black door

If bright pink isn’t your style, go back to black. This dark moody choice will certainly reflect the chic modern style you’ve got going on when you walk in the door. (via Daniel C. Cuevas Interior Design)

Patterned porch floor

Are you worried about the lack of space on your front porch? Make a statement by installing a patterned tile floor. With all the designs and colors out there, the hardest part will be choosing which pattern fits your home best. (via Remodelista)

Minimal natural exterior

Some homes have built in space for flowers or bushes that wouldn’t look right being bare. If that’s your home, don’t shy away from those plants that take little to no care! You’ll thank yourself later when your entry looks great and you haven’t touched it all month. (via Arch Daily)

Scandinavian style exterior

The Scandinavian style is known for the classic black and white duo with pops of wood. That’s totally a look your front porch can pull off for you. Plus, the minimal decorating style means you don’t have to put a single other thing on your porch. (via The Style Files)

Autumn front door

Even if you opt for a clean bare front porch, you can still have fun with your light fixtures! Nowadays there are tons of sconces and lanterns to choose from that will light up your porch, literally and figuratively. (via Lonny)

Simple porch decor

Sitting outdoors in the evening light with a cup of tea is the perfect way to relax after a long day. You’ll find that it’s usually better to keep it simple when it comes to outdoor furniture. A swing and maybe a little bench are all you need to invite your neighbors to have a sit down with you. (via Home Bunch)

Simple glass entry

Doing a complete makeover of your home? Consider installing a glass entry way instead of a solid wall. Not only will it do wonders for the natural light inside your home, it will feel very simple and sophisticated outside too. (via Domaine)

Potted plant groups

Yes, landscaping is nice, but sometimes it’s just too much to handle. By putting some potted plants on your porch, you add the greenery of landscaping without the work. Just take your watering can out there once a week and you’re done! (via The Design Files)

Bright house neutral door

Maybe you live in a house that is an awesome color all by itself. Make that work for you. Draw the eyes to the house itself by installing a neutral door and forgetting about fancy landscaping. (via Plum Pretty Sugar)