It goes without saying that the front door is what people see when they approach your home. It is the entrance for stepping into your home and thereby you need to make sure that your front door lives up to the expectations of people. You can make your front door so jazzy that it will make a great first impression. It will also act as a precursor as to what people can expect in terms of décor when they step into your abode.
You can and should take the time and make the effort to add a few touches to your front door so that people have a impression of warmth and a welcoming feeling as they are about to enter. The best part is that it is not too tough and takes a little bit of thought to get the right idea. Here are some of the aspects that you can work with to make things look better:
The color of your door: Actually there are very few rules with regard to this. It is pretty much up to you and your personal preferences when you pick the color of your door. But at this juncture we would like to point out that it should gel with the rest of decoration motifs and color theme. It does not mean that things have to match to a T; you can go in for contrast too, but make sure the effect is not jarring. If you are looking to make a strong statement, you should go for something bright and if you are looking to add a touch of sophistication then go for something dramatic and dark.
The lighting outside the door: Another factor once you have picked the color of the door that you need to consider is the lighting. There are many types of lighting for you to choose from. You can go in with general lighting or go for an old world feel with lighting that looks like lanterns. These class up the place and give out an aura of warmth. For a more science fiction look you can go in for lighting that comes in different shades.
Play with the house number: By playing in this instance we mean the way you will display it and not with the actual numbers. You can choose to go with something really simple and minimal or something that is large and dramatic. Lighting can be tweaked to make this more visible.
Knobs and handles: Another thing that can make your door stand out is the knob on the door and the handle of the door. There are many options in this area from the classical, the new age, the whimsical, the antique or even the weird if that is what you want to go with. Just make sure that it works with the rest of the elements on the door like the color, the display of house number and the lighting.
Door knockers: These are probably people’s favorite while considering the look of the door. They are usually made from metal and are available as per the designs. You have everything from a basic ring to intricately cast animals, dragons, or even floral motifs.
Doorbells: Though one may think that these are pretty basic and may not have many choices, the fact is that you can make your doorbell seem interesting by placing a nodding head or some such thing to make it more interesting.
While considering the decorative aspects, it is very important for the overall look of your front door to consider durability too. The fact is that the door is open to the elements and has to withstand all types of weather. Plus the wear and tear to front doors is more due to the extent of usage. You need to factor all these aspects along with being sturdy enough to protect your home. Some of the examples are below:
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