Boosting your home’s curb appeal with features like flowers and an attractive mailbox can do wonders, but don’t neglect your front door. This should actually be the most eye-catching feature of your home’s facade.
While previous home design trends suggested that you install a glass-panel door or paint it a bright color, not all upgrades need to be so involved. Here are some simple ideas to decorate your entrance.
Wreath of the month
Wreaths may be considered holiday season staples, but these classic door decorators are applicable year-round. Try hanging a different wreath for every month, looking to holidays or events for inspiration. A wreath made of hearts has February appeal, while an Easter egg wreath is an excellent choice for March or April. The Fourth of July is rife with design potential, as is Halloween. Consider making wreath designing a monthly DIY project for the whole family, then hang your creative endeavors right on your front door.
If you aren’t a fan of wreaths, some alternatives can still allow you to take advantage of seasonal foliage. Hang a decorative bouquet on your front door for spring, a collection of ripe and verdant olive branches for summer, or a bundle of always-cherished autumn leaves for fall. You can even create a lightweight hanging basket using chicken wire and organic wrapping like moss and fill it with your garden’s bounty.
Hang something unexpected to turn heads and stand out from your neighbors. If you appreciate the arts and want to show off your highbrow affinities, install a piece of indoor wall decor on your front door. Products by Z Gallerie and West Elm, available online, may actually catch more attention as door decor. You could also hang flat woven baskets in vivid colors and patterns for a bohemian touch.
Simplicity never goes out of style, so if you want to add character to your door without adding bulk, consider implementing finishing touches to features that are already built into the door, such as a mailbox, mail slot, address number, or door knocker. Paint or finish them in a shade that contrasts with the door panel for a visual pop that passersby are sure to notice.