Curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of decorating your home. Most people never see the inside, but how many see the outside every single day? Having a signature decorating element is something that sets your house apart and lets people take notice. Over all of the houses we've done in 17 years, I'd say that that my signature decorating element is the front door. Although stained doors are all the rage right now - and I admit they're beautiful - for our own houses, I've always had a red door. It's ranged from brick red to almost plum depending on the siding and shutter colors, but it's always been a shade of red. I've now added an accessory to my red door - custom wreaths. I have one for each holiday and season.
Here's my latest for summer. I've had wreaths for the Fourth of July, Spring/Easter, Valentines Day, and Fall. For Christmas I just used a bow on an evergreen wreath. I use quality silk flowers - since our door is under a porch, I can do this - and secure each flower with hot glue. Group flowers in odd numbers - 1, 3, 5 - and be sure to have focal flowers and then fill with small flowers and leaves. For holidays, I often add decorations in keeping with the season such as porcelain eggs for Easter and plaster message hearts (that look like the candy) for Valentines Day.
Other signature elements could be your landscaping, potted plants that you change each season including small potted evergreens, flags, your address sign/numbers, and more. What's your signature decorating element for curb appeal?