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Everybody wants their homes to be inviting and perfect. They want people to admire their sense of style, and they want to be proud of what they’ve accomplished. But sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start, or even where to turn for help.

That’s why this list of 8 things you can do to give your home a lift today as put together.


A classic piece of furniture, adding a bench to your lawn or garden can give it an instant face-lift. You can find benches made out of all sorts of materials, from wood to wrought iron, so there’s bound to be one that fits your style. You can even place wood memorial benches in your garden as a tribute to a loved one and make it a special place to remember them. If you have the space, adding a couple of benches can add to the overall look and feel of your outdoor area.

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On the other hand, if you’re short on space, consider adding a bench as an alternative to a traditional coffee table in your living room. You can find small benches that are the perfect size for this, and they offer a unique style that will make your guests take notice.


The sound of running water is incredibly soothing, and it can help to set the tone for your outdoor space. You can even get solar-powered fountains that will run without adding to your energy bill. Whether you choose a classic tiered fountain or a more modern design, adding a fountain is a proven way to give your home an instant lift.

However, if you don’t want to deal with the upkeep of a fountain, consider adding a smaller water feature instead. Birdbaths, for example, are a great way to attract wildlife to your yard and give it a touch of charm. Wall fountains are also a popular choice for those who want the look of a fountain but with less maintenance.

Garden Statues

If you’re looking for a way to add some personality to your garden, look no further than garden statues. From classic Greek and Roman figures to playful gnomes, there’s sure to be a statue that fits your taste. Garden statues can be made from a variety of materials, including stone, metal, and even glass.

Just be sure to place them in an area where they won’t get in the way of foot traffic, and be sure to clean them regularly to prevent dirt and grime from building up.

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Wind Chimes

The gentle tinkle of wind chimes can add to the ambiance of your outdoor space. Hang them in an area where they won’t be blown around by the wind,  and enjoy the soothing sound they make as the breeze blows through them.

Additionally, wind chimes can help to deter birds and other animals from entering your yard. If you’re having problems with birds raiding your garden, hanging a few wind chimes in the area may help to keep them away.

Potted Plants

Adding potted plants is an easy way to add color and life to your landscape. Choose plants that will thrive in the conditions you can provide, and be sure to water them regularly. Also, be sure to bring them inside or move them to a sheltered spot when winter arrives.

If you don’t have a lot of space, consider hanging potted plants from your porch or deck railing. This is a great way to add some greenery without taking up too much space and is especially lovely in the spring and summer.

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Some  plants that do well in pots include:

  • Herbs: Rosemary, oregano, basil, and thyme are all great choices.
  • Flowers: Geraniums, impatiens, petunias, and marigolds are all good options.
  • Fruit and vegetables: Cherry tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and strawberries are all great choices.


Adding lights is a great way to give your landscape a lift, especially if you like to entertain outdoors. You can find all sorts of lights, from string lights to lanterns to solar-powered options. And, if you’re worried about the energy cost, many outdoor lights are now available in LED options, which use less energy and last longer than traditional bulbs.

However, be sure to consider the overall look you’re going for. If you want a more subtle look, string lights or lanterns may be the best option. But if you want to make a bolder statement, solar-powered or LED floodlights may be the way to go.


If you’re looking for a way to make your landscape more inviting, consider adding some furniture. Whether you want a place to relax in the sun or a spot to entertain guests, there’s furniture to fit your needs.

If you have a large yard, you may want to consider adding a patio set, which can include a table and chairs, an umbrella, and even a fire pit. For smaller yards, bistro sets and café tables are a good option. And if you want to go all out, consider adding a hammock or an outdoor daybed.

No matter what type of furniture you choose, be sure to pick items that are durable and weather-resistant. And, if you plan on leaving them outdoors year-round, look for furniture that can be easily covered or stored to protect it from the elements.

Fire Pit

A fire pit is a great way to add some warmth and ambiance to your landscape. It’s also a great spot to gather around with friends and family on chilly evenings or cool summer nights. Pick one that’s the right size for your yard and be sure to place it in a safe spot, away from any structures or flammable materials.

And, if you don’t want the hassle of building a fire pit, consider a portable one that uses propane or natural gas. These are easy to set up and use, and they can be moved around as needed.


Adding a few things to your landscape can make a difference in the overall look and feel. If you’re looking for a way to add some life to your space, consider adding wind chimes, potted plants, lights, furniture, or a fire pit.

These are all easy ways to add some personality and create an inviting outdoor space. So get creative and add some life to your landscape today!

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