We are jumping on Punxsutawney Phil’s bandwagon and planning for an early spring this year. Greener grass, blooming flowers, warmer temperatures, and later sunsets. Everything seems to shine just a little bit brighter in spring — including houses! It’s the perfect time of year to turn your attention outdoors and refresh your home’s exterior. These are a few of our favorite (and lasting) trends that are sure to boost your curb appeal 2024…


More Color

Just as we have seen the shift to more colorful design throughout interior spaces recently (goodbye, shades of gray!), we can expect to see more color making its way outside too. While neutral exteriors are a classic with serious staying power, homeowners are showing a little more personality through color. Remember less is more when it comes to this 2024 trend — a splash of bolder color will do. Think front door, trim, shutters, or porch accents.


Bigger is Better

We aren’t talking about square footage here. This trend is all about playing with scale. Sizing up doors and windows, larger architectural details (like corbels or columns), and bigger front porches are all more popular than ever. Plus, oversized lighting is very trendy right now. Replacing your outdoor lights is such a low-effort, high-impact upgrade!


Metal Accents

Every home needs a bit of sparkle and shine. Brass, copper, oiled bronze, and matte black can all be great metal accents to enhance your home’s exterior and make you stand out on the block. The applications are endless from house numbers and mailboxes to hardware and gutters. We also love that some metals like copper and unlacquered brass actually look better over time as they patina. Now if only everything looked better with age!


Landscape Lighting

We are seeing a surge in atmospheric lighting these days and we are here for it. While the initial appeal of landscape lighting may be the moody glow that perfectly highlights your home, there is a very functional component too. Additional illumination increases safety and security in the evening.


Outdoor Living Areas

Maybe not a trend per se, but outdoor living spaces have kept their stronghold on homeowners post-pandemic. People want patios, fireplaces, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, entertainment areas, and even pools. Outdoor living has become a priority and an important house criteria in Charlotte. And thanks to our weather, we can enjoy these spaces for the majority of the year!


Anything else we should add to the list? Leave us a comment below.


Cover Photo: River Brook