A few tips:
1) Front Door: This is your focal point. Make sure it looks great. Painting it a bright color can add a lot of punch: orange, yellow, red, turquoise, and green are popular.
2) Lighting: New light fixtures can make a huge difference. Home Depot, Lowes, and Bellacor have great options. I like the clear glass ones with some twinkle. Watch out on size though – too big or small can look wrong.
3) Plants: Get two planters for each side of the front door or walkway. Each spring and fall, plant some fresh flowers. If your porch gets a lot of shade, look for shade plants.
4) Phlox (pictured): It’s so pretty it deserves it’s own bullet point. It’s beautiful around retaining walls, stones, or at the base of a walkway. It adds some pop each spring and spreads out nicely over the years.
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