There's nothing prettier nestled in a flower bed than a garden fountain. The sound of trickling water creates a calming atmosphere for all who come near, and birds will be especially grateful if your water feature is of the birdbath variety.
A lighted walkway adds safety and ambiance to any home's front so solar path lights are a great addition there. Highlight especially pretty landscaping or architectural details of your home with outdoor spot lights and other landscape lights.
Live plants and colorful blossoms are a no-brainer for adding beauty and a sense of life to your home's exterior. Planters on the porch or along the walkway are easy ways to show you love your home, and window boxes … well, they can't help but be charming.
Nothing says "welcome to my home" like a porch swing or a couple of outdoor rocking chairs on the porch. Garden benches settled among the flowers or Adirondack chairs in the shade of a tree will also create a hospitable vibe.
A garden arbor over a walkway is perfect for marking the entrance to your backyard. Or place one at your front gate to make it easier for visitors to spot. Hide AC units or gas meters behind the climbing vines on a trellis.
Have you ever seen a house with shutters and thought it looked anything but homey and quaint? We didn't think so. Exterior shutters instantly lend a traditional touch to any home and invoke an inviting feeling.