How to Lighten Retro House with Dark Entry
Just purchased this retro home- it has some unique elements that I would like to keep, but it also has a lot of overgrown, dark, and foreboding elements at the entry way.
There is a front gate with cement and gravel inside (as well as outside), some overgrown hedges, no trim around the windows, dark stone front, and dark wooden doors. The bars have already been removed from the windows and doors as seen in a couple photos.
Facing the front door there is also a sliding french door into the master bedroom to your left, so it's also the "patio" area for the bedroom. Sort of awkward.
Wondering how to best highlight the interesting stone wall facade while lightening the rest of the area. And should the bushes be removed all together? Or just shaped low? Or should I changed the entire front "patio" layout? Do away with the front fence way?
I am clearly soliciting all ideas!