Add shutters or accent trim Shutters and trim add a welcoming layer of beauty to your home's exterior. Shutters also control light and ventilation, and provide additional security. Exterior shutters can be made of wood, aluminum, vinyl, composite, or fiberglass. New composite materials, such as PVC resins or polyurethane, make trim details durable and low maintenance.
Add Container Plants: Turn your home's entry into an inviting focal point by adding few well-chosen and nicely arranged plants on the front porch will create an welcoming effect. Vary the plant and container sizes and arrange them on multiple levels.
Rambling Ranch. Gently sloping roofs on ranch houses make the rooftop less noticeable. It's smart to choose a color and material that blend. The rough texture and muted color of the cedar-shingle siding and detailed gables on this ranch-style house are complemented by the roof's gray-brown shingles.