Our front doors are the first big welcome friends and family receive when they visit our home! We all want to make that good first impression! Here are 6 beautiful ways to update our front doors and make them company worthy!
Spring is the perfect time to pretty us our doors! Let’s get busy!
TRY A NEW PAINT COLOR
A front door should have personality! Don’t be afraid to paint it a color you love. You don’t have to go along with the crowd. If you love pink… go for it! If you have always dreamed of a yellow door, then go bold! If your door is stained make sure the stain make your heart sing! The number one best thing you can do is to paint your door a fun color!
We had a red door for years. It was in style then and honestly a little boring. So when I got the nerve to paint it this awesome blue it was like my whole house profile perked up! I really wanted to paint the door a slate gray but there was a mistake when the color was mixed at the paint store. What a happy mistake! We love love love this striking blue!
It’s amazing how much it changes color in
I’m not quite sure what we will do when we get tired of this color or the front door needs paint. Maybe a burnt orange!
Painting your front door is like losing 30 pounds or getting a perfect outfit or a great pair of shoes. It gives you such a lift!
Touch up your door and keep it looking fresh!
KEEP WINDOWS SPARKLING
If you are like me, you tend to forget to wash those windows on or near your front door. I’ve been appalled at how bad my windows look if I don’t make caring for them a priority! Sparkling windows will make your whole area shine!
ADD A WREATH
Okay, you can call me “the embellishment queen”. I love to make things pretty. So adding a wreath to the front door is one of my favorite things to do!!! And if you are a StoneGable reader you know I love love love to make wreaths too.
A wreath pretties up the entire door! Make a gorgeous, bright wreath that can be seen from the sidewalk or road outside your home a priority!
And don’t forget to change out your wreaths with the seasons and holidays!
Go out and look at your door’s hardware. Go ahead… I’ll wait! Most of us don’t update our door’s hardware! When I finally updated mine a couple years ago, the old hardware was pretty unsightly! Tarnished beyond metal recognition… and pitted from the elements. Updating our door’s hardware is not a very big investment and what a difference it will make!
I found the welcome pineapple years ago on a trip to Charleston, SC. As it weathers it will become even more beautiful developing a one-of-a-kind patina! Think about getting a “signature” embellishment for your door!
This is why the next tip is…
ADD SOMETHING PERSONAL
Here are some pretty signature things for your front door
- personalized nameplate
- stunning door knocker
- kick plate
- monogram decal
- unique house numbers
- polished letter slot
- turn doorbell
WEEKLY CLEAN UP
This tip is a reminder to myself! In my busy life wiping down the front door is not at the top of my list. But it should be! Doors get very very dirty from all the elements that they face daily. It only takes a minute or two to wipe down our front door… so just do it!
Also, once in a while polish your metal door threshold with car wax and it will sparkle and repel dirt. Amazing, really!
Now you know 6 ways to update your front door! I challenge you to choose one or two or even all six and make your door the pride of your neighborhood!
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