If you’re unimpressed with the front entrance to your house, chances are your visitors will be too. So it could be time to make some changes.
Walk outside and take a good look at what’s right near your front door. Does the space feel inviting, or do visitors have to duck and weave under branches and between the bushes? Even worse, do you see weary pot plants, and spider webs under the eaves?
The solution might be as simple as sweeping away the cobwebs and cutting back the excess foliage so that the path is clear and defined. Try planting fragrant herbs such as lavender, wormwood or rosemary around the entrance, as they will give off a pleasant aroma in the evening or when visitors brush past them.
Re-pot the weary plants, keeping to a theme for simplicity and class; the visual impact will be greater if the pots are similar and the plants luxurious. A couple of big fat tubs are even more impressive and a lot less work.
If you have a porch or verandah, add some comfy furniture that conjures an image of lazy evenings spent enjoying the garden views.
Does the front door invite you to knock and enter? Consider painting it in a bright, welcoming colour and changing the handle, doorbell and/or knocker.
Last of all, invest in some interesting lighting that not only illumines the path but shows off the garden and makes your house look welcoming.