9 ways to brighten up your front entrance

1) A fresh coat of paint on the front door in a lively color such as red or yellow

2) Add a potted plant with all season color or leaf variegation such as Patriot Hosta

3) Plant a summer bloomer near the door such as Pee Gee Hydrangea or Morning Star Hibiscus

4) Add solar spotlights or path lights

5) Plant lavender or rosemary plants for a scented entrance

6) Add a window box with perennials, ornamental grasses and vines

7) A friendly “Welcome” mat or sign

8) Adding a Natural looking wreath such as forsythia

9) Placing a couple of chairs and table to encourage sitting and talking