With summer just around the corner, we can’t help but think of ways to pretty up the exterior of our homes. Take cues from across the globe and see how different cities make a great first impression. From Palm Springs and Paris to Cape Town and Sydney, click through to draw inspiration for your own façade.
NYC is known for its grand brownstones that line almost every street in Manhattan. This one’s terracotta hue is complemented by grey-blue double doors with gold hardware.
A periwinkle door adds a nice pop to this pastel home’s façade, while bikes parked outside act as chic accessories.
This dusty rose home is adorned with a showstopping display of greenery and blooms.
Palm Springs is known for its mid-century modern homes and vibrant doors. A pair of deep canary yellow doors are a sunny addition to this white-washed exterior.
Photographer: Salty Canary
The ornate detailing on this Millennial Pink Victorian is all types of pretty. Tall windows line both levels of the house, while hanging planters are a charming touch.
A cement tile path brings Mexican flair to this beautiful house that has a Parisian feel. The concrete look of the façade is prettied up with French-style windows and plenty of plants.
A tropical palette brings a sense of place to these South American homes. Bougainvillea climbs up the houses and balconies, adding to the exotic feel.
Lush greenery hides much of the front of this house in
London, but white space around the pretty lilac door ensures it gets the attention it deserves.
Potted plants and a pale blue door brings the weathered look of this charming house to life.
Paris‘s Montmartre hill, the façade of this building is quintessentially Parisian. Wrought-iron balconies bring definition to the muted palette.
This Parisian home has a classic feel, complete with vibrant greenery and a vintage wooden door. Striped awnings add a pop of pattern.
An emerald green door with vintage pull handles is adorned with beautiful white flowers and leaves.
The worn look of this house exudes historic charm that would make anyone passing by come to a halt.
Window boxes with blooms offer a touch of pretty, while brightly painted window frames bring vibrant color to one of Germany’s cutest streets.
A mix of greenery and blooms complement this bold orange-red house. Expansive windows and a lantern-style sconce offer an industrial look.
In classic Greek fashion, this white and blue house welcomes you with an extravagant, fully blossomed bougainvillea tree.
The vibrant pink and green houses are complemented by an equally vibrant blue car on this happy Cape Town street.
For a whimsical feel, hanging cages and trinkets make the entrance of this home all the more fun.
The southwest entrance to City Palace in Jaipur is all kinds of magnificent. Dramatic lotus petals and patterns adorn the ancient doors.
A pink on pink palette offers an ultra-feminine look to this pretty Victorian in Sydney, with a bike to match.