Exterior Home Trends for 2023

As we (finally) head into spring and construction gets into full swing, let's discuss some exterior home trends for 2023. While interior trends are more often discussed, it's the exterior features that people will see first.

Natural Barriers

Here in the desert we need vegetation to help hold the dirt down! Seriously, adding desert-appropriate plants to form barriers around your home, as opposed to standard fencing, can be not only beneficial, but beautiful! Rows of fast-growing bush roses, Korean boxwoods, or even Russian Sage and Lavender can make excellent border rows.

exterior home trends

Similarly, another exterior trend for 2023 is natural landscaping. Xeriscaping is becoming more and more popular in the west and we try to limit our water usage. There are gorgeous flowering perennials and annuals that tolerate desert heat and need little water to thrive. From bulbs like irises and tulips to forsythia, lilacs, sunflowers, and so much more. You can still have a beautiful, and natural yard without adding much grass.

Next, consider color, exterior home features, and mixing materials.


First, the home above added a great blue accent color for their shutters, doors, etc. This color sets the home apart and really makes it one-of-a-kind!

Next, the shutters themselves are an important feature and help to break up big sections of wall space.  Be sure to consider features like shutters, gutters, rain catchers, and garage doors as ways to change up the look of your home and make it stand out.

Finally, a mix of materials (above stone, cedar shingles, stucco) adds a depth and richness to a home.  Incorporating a variety of hues and textures is a way to set your home apart while also creating something that will last.

If you're considering building a custom home, contact us! We'd love to hep you with your Western Colorado Custom Home project.

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