Last fall, we realized that the siding on our house had possibly never been painted. So we had to do that. Somewhere along the way, my husband decided to build a couple of modern adirondack chairs. And a few weeks ago, we had a photo shoot here, and I actually put a little time and energy into sprucing up the front.
The lesson? It didn't take much to take our house from bland to charming. (Well, except for the painting--that was time/money/work.)
Here's the house when we moved in-ish:
I love how the paint colors took the look from contemporary but sort of bland to more of a modern cottage vibe.
And nothing cheers up a front exterior like a pair of flowering trees!
Of course, now the leaves are changing and my pots will die. But I will have the planters for next year.
I'm a total convert.