First step, I see a black door and I want to paint it red (see what I did there by flipping the colors in the Rolling Stones song? I've been singing it all week ;). I hated the uninviting black entryway to our place, so instead, selected a warm redish/orange "Smoldering Red" paint from Benjamin Moore to repaint the door. For extra warmth, I also added a nice harvest autumn wreath from ProFlowers for the upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.
Secondly, we weren't about to paint or reside the entire house though. However, Raphael bought a strong pressure washer and gave the siding a good clean. And voila, what was thought to be a greyish color sideing was revelead to have more of honey/beige hue once cleaned properly and awakened by a different colored front door.
We then planted some bushes to frame the door and for under the first floor window, which really livened things up.
And lastly, per the above 20 recommendations, we also added in solar path lights down our driveway to illuminate our entryway further at night. They work really well, I was impressed and thankful we didn't have to do any wiring. In fact, it only costs $22 for 8 lights on Amazon.
PS: oh yeah, we bought a house! :-D With double trouble on the way, we needed more space than our apt will allow. We move in next week and with 5 weeks left to go, not a moment too soon.
PPS: My latest HuffingtonPost piece is up - BB Creams: Fad or Fabulous?