An attached pergola can add warmth to an otherwise sparse exterior. Without this shallow pergola, the French doors and back expanse of this house would seem stark. With it, the space gains architectural detail and becomes an inviting nook.
Add a gate. A low masonry or wood fence paired with a wood or metal gate can add presence to your home’s exterior. When accompanied by landscaping in front of and beyond the gate, it draws the eye in, making even a small front yard feel deeper.