7 Great Ways to Freshen up Your Front Door

The following suggestions will inspire you to freshen up your front door and give your home the entrance it deserves.



First impressions matter, and your front door is key to making a good first impression on your guests. From setting the right tone for your home and conveying your own personal style, to enhancing your home’s curb appeal and making your guests feel welcome, a few simple but careful touches can make all the difference. Take a look at your entryway and ask yourself “does my front door need a touch-up?” If your answer is yes, the following 7 suggestions will inspire you to freshen up your front door and give your home the entrance it deserves.


1- Give Your Door a Fresh Coat of Paint

Paint is one of the quickest fix to freshen up your front door. When it comes to color, the sky is the limit. If you want to make a statement with your door, contrast is your key, so choose a bold color that stands out from the rest of your home. But if you want a color that blends in with the rest of your home’s exterior, choose an understated shade that complements your home’s facade rather than contrast it.

If you’re unsure of which color to go for, start by deciding whether you want your door to match the room it opens into or not, and more importantly, ask yourself “what’s the overall impression I want to give? Is it cheerful and approachable or elegant and stately?” If after that you’re still uninspired, take a look at the landscape and buildings surrounding your home and see if you can find any colors that stand out to you.







2- Swap Out Your Old Door for a New One

Having the perfect door for your home is about more than just appearance. If you live somewhere where the weather is too cold or too dry, like Colorado — where the average annual temperature for the state is 13.7°F below the global average —, you'll need a new, sturdy door that keeps the elements at bay.

Luckily, you don’t have to compromise the design and appearance of your entrance for the sake of quality and durability. Many locals from Denver, for example, know the importance of relying on a professional door installer, because they should be able to offer you a variety of designs in different quality materials, such as fiberglass, steel, and wood, to choose from. A glass door will allow more light into your entryway, giving your home a more open feel. If you’re worried about privacy, you can choose frosted or etched glass to obscure what’s going on inside.

A steel door, on the other hand, can give your home a bold, artisanal look that’s both warm and contemporary, while a wooden door can give you that authentic, classic look that’s cozy and welcoming.


3- Frame Your Door with Colorful Greens

Placing plants and flowers on either side of your front door is an easy and inexpensive way to add a dose of aesthetically pleasing and eye-catching color to your entrance. This will enhance the beauty of your house, highlight the color and design of your door, and give your home that warm, welcoming vibe you’re going for. If you’re looking for an even more rustic and cozy feel, consider hanging a green wreath on your door.


4- Let It Glow

All the work you put into upgrading your entryway is lost if your guests can’t see it. Not only will a dark entryway take away from the beauty of your home, but it will also give your home a grim and bleak feel that might drive your guests away. Symmetrically placing lanterns or light fixtures on either side of your door will add warmth, elegance, and a welcoming glow to your front door.

To further refine the entrance of your home and tie the entire exterior of your house together, coordinate your lighting fixtures with the rest of your exterior hardware by choosing the same color or metal finish for your door knocker, house numbers, mailbox, porch lights, and lanterns.


5- Add a Unique Door Knocker

Even though it’s not a high-tech addition, a door knocker still gets the job of alerting you to the arrival of guests, while adding a whimsical finish to your front door. For a unique door knocker, you can choose from a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, or you can even have one specially made. A personalized door knocker can become a family heirloom that travels with you and your family from home to home, carrying great memories and sentimental values.







6- Upgrade Your Doormat

Your doormat adds a touch of personality to your entrance and keeps your hallway clear of muddy footprints. But because it’s constantly being stepped on, your doormat will gather dirt and wear out faster than you think. So, if you’re in the process of upgrading your front door, consider swapping out your old doormat for a new one while you’re at it. A metal or rubber mat with an elegant scrollwork design will add style to your home and offer your guests a warm welcome.



7- Freshen Up Both Sides

Your front door is the last thing you see before you enter or leave the house which is why a well-designed door should look good from the inside of your home as well as the outside. Styling up your door on both sides will enhance both the appearance and functionality of your entrance. Place a couple of storage options such as an umbrella stand, a coat rack, and an accent cabinet in the indoor entrance by the front door. As for the color, you don’t have to be constrained by the door’s external tone; instead, you can opt for a completely different shade that matches the room or hallway it opens into.

Whether you prefer a modern door with a bold splash of color or a more traditional one with a classic, earthy tone, nothing says welcome home like a beautiful front door. Your entryway gives your guests a taste of what’s to come, so make sure that your front door reflects the true feel of your home. We hope our suggestions inspire you to give yourself an entrance that you’re proud of, one that makes you happy to be home.







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