How To Give Your Seamless Gutter System A Snazzy Makeover

by Grace Motley

So your seamless gutter system is looking a little plain against your pretty landscape, and you're ready to give it a makeover, but you don't know where to start. The good news is that it doesn't take much to make a big difference in the appearance of your gutters. You can create a whole new look and feel for your home with the help of these three gutter décor ideas:

Pick up the Pace with Paint

Painting your gutter system is a surefire way to brighten things up and give your home an updated look. Using weatherproof paint will help to protect your gutters from the outdoor elements, too. You don't have to paint the entire gutter system to get some results—consider simply trimming the gutters or even painting small designs on them instead.

Choose your colors carefully! They will certainly have a way of affecting your mood. Here are a few great options to try:

  • Create enthusiasm with shades of orange.
  • Ignite calmness and stability with blue hues.
  • Stimulate productivity with green accents.

It's a good idea to stick with just one color when painting your gutters. This will ensure that they don't become too cluttered or messy-looking. However, using different shades and hues of the same color will help to add extra depth to your overall design.

Tap into Some Texture

A great way to change the appearance of your gutter system is to create some texture on the exterior of each gutter. You'll want to start by lightly sanding them to make sure that your texture successfully adheres to each gutter. Then, you can change their texture with one of the following ideas:

  • Put a light coat of stucco on them. If you prefer, you can add coloring to the stucco before applying it to the gutters.
  • Use superglue to adhere colored rubber to the exterior of each gutter.
  • Superglue waterproof material of your choice onto the gutters.

The whole point is to create a design and texture that you wouldn't see at anyone else's house without making your home stick out like a sore thumb. So it's a good idea to stick with subtle and neutral colors when using texture to decorate your gutters. This will allow the texture to shine through without overwhelming the eye when it is admired.

These design ideas will breathe new life into your seamless gutter system whether they're new or old.