How would you change the look without changing the siding?

New house.
Feel it needs a color adjustment somewhere.
The outside of the windows themselves are brown, which is why I think they went with brown shutters. I don’t hate it but something has to change. Shutters? Door color? Garage doors? Help me out-suggestions??
q how would you change the look without changing the siding
  11 answers
  • Cindy Cindy on May 06, 2018
    Hi Rhiannon, You can add color with flowers and hanging baskets. The house is already beautiful so I would not paint it. I also love the curves in your landscaping. I would hang baskets on both sides of the garage and one on the porch. That will provide the color you want.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on May 06, 2018
    I would paint the front door and shutters red. Also plant some colorful flowers in the garden. Maybe a tree or two in the front yard. Good luck. Wishing you health and happiness in your new home.

  • Lll32429589 Lll32429589 on May 06, 2018
    I answered at the wrong place. I would plant a tall slender evergreen tree at the right side of the windows. It would break up that empty space.

  • 33366667 33366667 on May 06, 2018
    I would paint the shutters, trim and garage door a dark charcoal grey and paint the front door something that would pop - like a pretty china blue or robin's egg blue. Or even red, if you want it to really stand out. It's a nice house and really a blank canvas and the possibilities are endless. If you do paint some things and don't like it, you can always repaint.

  • To me, needs color - I would paint the trim, shutters and front door. Drive around your neighborhood and see what pops out at you. Add some colorful landscape plants too. Beautiful home! Congratulations and enjoy many happy years in it. 🌞

  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on May 06, 2018
    It looks really nice. You can use planters and other decor on the porch for color and interest.

  • Christierei Christierei on May 07, 2018
    Is there a metal column holding up the front porch ? If so, box it in with wood to beef up the size of it. Paint the garage doors a color that is closer to the paint color of the house or ivory. Keep the trim near the roof brown. I agree with the other comments, paint the shutters and front door. I picture a warm Italian sage green or a lilac / periwinkle color. Something fun. Place a painted bench along the wall of the garage and porch area. If you want to take it to the next level, put fishscale shakes on the front gable of the porch and the gable over the garage. You might be able to get away with a pale grey color if works with the house color.

  • Christierei Christierei on May 07, 2018
    RE : Landscaping .... I'd remove the shrubs that are super shaped and pruned that are in front of the pop out window. I'd plant red twig dogwood. This has a more natural shape and would look great against the house in winter. Bergenia is always pretty next to red twig dogwood. A tree out in the lawn would be great.

  • Rhiannon Scioscio Rhiannon Scioscio on May 07, 2018
    Thank you all for these excellent ideas! I’ll consider them all and spruce up the home good time :)

  • Rosie Ramirez Rosie Ramirez on May 11, 2018
    For a quick and big impact: I would make your big window your focal point. Under the window go with a combo of a large window flower box with two solar lanterns at the end of each side or go with two smaller window planter boxes with a solar lantern in the middle. Use a combo of real flowers and artificial. That way your planters always have color and you don't feel bad if you haven't watered your plants. I would go with purple colored flowers since purple and yellow are complimentary colors. Pansies are a good choice to tie it together. On the column/pole go for an ornate bracket with a hanging basket (real or fake, I don't judge). Also in the purple family. If you go to the dollar stores and use coupons at hobby lobby or Michaels and get annuals from Lowe's or home depot, it should cost under $100.00 and you could do it in a few hours.

  • Emily Emily on May 11, 2018
    I would paint the garage doors and trim the house color. Make the entrance the focal point, by making it as colorful as possible. Maybe a small bench along the wall, something on the right and a bright front door. Maybe something over the porch, an element of some kind. A flag adds a lot of color to a house.