Your home is your sanctuary, and you want it to be as visually appealing as possible. The exterior of your house has a direct impact on the overall look and feel of your home. Of all the outdoor elements of your home, the front door is one of the most important, yet often overlooked components when it comes to curb appeal.
If the paint on your door is drab, peeling, or just looks lackluster, it more than likely feels cold and unwelcoming. With a few simple fixes, you can update your front door and give it a brand new, cheerful look that will welcome guests. This easy home improvement project will make you feel proud to walk up to the door every time you return home.
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. Instead of a standard color, like tan, cream, or brown, consider painting your door a bold color. Not only can an unusual color give your front door a unique look, but believe it or not, it can also change the overall look and feel of your home as well. According to color psychologists, the color of your front door can also say a lot about you, as a homeowner.
When choosing a new paint color for your front door, consider some of the options below.
Purple is associated with royalty. Therefore, if you want to give your house a regal, sophisticated look, consider going with a shade of plum, amethyst, or royal. Light purple such as lavender and lilac, will also give your front door and home a luxe look.
According to feng shui, the Chinese philosophy of design, a red front door represents luck. A red door is also attention-grabbing and will be sure to make your home stand out. Shades of red to consider include crimson, burgundy, scarlet, crimson, or cherry.
Blue is associated with calmness and trust. Therefore, if you want to invite visitors to your front door, consider painting it blue. Cornflower, cobalt, navy, or even turquoise are all shades of blue that will make a wonderful statement.
The color yellow is bright, cheery, and optimistic. Sunflower, corn, butter, banana, honey, and lemon are all great options to consider when choosing a new paint color for your front door.
Another quick, easy, and inexpensive way to give your front door a fresh, new look is by upgrading the hardware. Simply changing out hardware products including the door handle, lock, and hinges can instantly transform the look of your door. From modern to vintage and barn house chic; there are many different styles and types of hardware to consider.
The lighting at your front door will not only let visitors know where to enter at night, but it will also have a big impact on the appearance of your house during the day as well. Switching out light fixtures can help give your front door a fresh, new look. Sconces flanking either side of your door, a flush-mount overhead fixture, or even a chandelier can make all the difference in enhancing the curb appeal of your home. There are many different types of light fixtures you can install by your front door.
One of the most impactful ways to make your front door stand out is by surrounding it with living elements. Consider adding potted plants on either side of the door or positioning them on the stairs of your stoop. You might also include window boxes underneath the windows that sit next to the front door. Even wreaths of fresh flowers can add texture and interest to your door.
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