DING DONG: SHUT THE FRONT DOOR
We talk a lot about the interior of your space, and that’s understandable because there’s a lot to talk about. But that doesn’t mean the outside (whether you have a small patio or 80 acres) should be overlooked. You know, curb appeal and all that.
Have you given much thought to your front door? It’s the first thing anyone sees when coming to your home, and the last impression, too. Having a unique front door sets you apart from the neighbors, it’s functional (hello, keeping out bad weather and the boogie man!) and should be beautiful to look at.
There are so many front door options out there it could make your head spin. Barn doors, raised panel, double, stained glass, and arched to name a few.
So, we asked our designers their favorite front door looks. Here’s what they said:
“For a house on the east coast I am drawn to red doors, particularly in the winter because it is nice to see a warm saturated color on a cloudy winter day. For homes on the west coast I like a blue door, especially if the house is stucco. The blue door just reflects the deep blue sky on a sunny day.”
Image: Family Handy Man
“Orange! It’s super friendly and happy.”
We dare you not to smile at this orange dutch door to a beach house on Balboa Island, California.
“I believe a front door is very important to make a first impression. I personally love a stained glass wood door with proper lighting.”
Image: WMCA NET
“I love front doors that have color and personality. I would always choose one that is not completely solid so you can see out; much more welcoming. Potted plants at different heights are key, too.”
Image: Nesting with Grace
“Chartreuse! Happy, high-energy, instant show stopper. Bad day? Just open your front door.”
Image: Picardy Project
“I’m a big fan of an arched door painted charcoal grey or black. I’m also loving a door in natural oak with window panes.”
We love them all! Are you inspired? What’s your fave?