I recently pinned the above photo. Not necessarily because I love the exterior of the house, though it is cute, but because I want to point out what those green shutters on the porch are doing to the overall appearance of the house.
They are essentially making the windows appear much larger than they really are. We see this trick using curtains:
|Same size window, differently hung curtains.|
Unlike the curtains, the shutters, which typically stop at the sill, are extended down to the porch floor. The area below the window has been painted the color of the window trim. What a great way to make those windows look like French doors! And three times larger than they actually are.