A cleverly-designed front door transforms the entrance to your home, adds great curb appeal and gives a pop of glam to an otherwise bland and boring door. First impressions matter and we often tend to forget the state and condition of our front door when giving our home a makeover, but decorating your door will instantly transform the overall look and feel of the entry to your home.
Here are some ways to add some glam to your front door:
Paint Your Front Door
If you are looking to give your front door a much-needed makeover, start with a fresh coat of paint. Try a red door, if it suits the general style of your home. According to Feng Shui, a red door is welcoming, and red is a symbol of good luck in Chinese philosophy, particularly if the door faces south or southwest. Give your home a pop of welcoming vibe and a splash of red.
Add New Hardware
Your freshly painted door would look better and sleeker with new hardware, such as a doorknob or locksets in the same finish as your light fixtures or home numbers. To add a touch of glam to your door, consider going for bespoke ironmongery. There are a plethora of finishes to choose from, such as aged copper, bronze, brushed nickel, brass, and shiny stainless. You have to keep in mind, though, that whatever style you choose, it should be in sync with the overall look and style you’re going for.
Install Door Security
Protecting your home starts with your doors, so you might want to add an extra layer of security to your front door to ensure your home, family, and valuable possessions are secure. For peace of mind, install high-security locks, a digital locking system, or stick with a more traditional door lock. Add a rim lock door catch or night latch, and a peephole too, to see who’s at the other end of the door.
Place Brightly Colored Flowers in Decorative Planters
Add a dramatic pop of colour to your front door area with a gorgeous flower display. Petunias, hydrangeas, and impatiens are all beautiful potted plant selections that have a full-bodied bloom.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with which flowering plant to choose, use colour theory to narrow down your choices to set the mood you’re aiming to achieve. You should likewise work with the garden center of your local hardware to make sure that you are getting plants that will bloom with the sun and rain conditions of your area, and which plants are the easiest to care for. A lot of these garden centers have an available landscape architect who can design a landscaping plan for you, too.
Also, don’t leave your flowers in the plastic tubs they came in. Display them proudly in lovely decorative planters.
Your home is your refuge, but it is also an investment to care for and manage. Nevertheless, all of these small updates go a long way to refurbishing your front door, and giving a “brand-new” look and feel to it.