Front Door Design Updates for an Entrance that Stands Out
Your front door is usually the first thing friends, family and other guests see when they visit your house so why not show a bit of your personality and choose a front door design that stands out from the neighbouring houses? There are a few things to keep in mind – you need your door to complement the overall look of your house, be safe and offer privacy – but after that, your creativity and taste can decide the rest and you can have a beautiful front door that’s practical and interesting too.
This is one of the easiest updates you can do to your front door as it doesn’t require replacing the door itself, just giving it a new lease of life with a lick of paint. A bold painted front door looks great – especially with neutral coloured facades. You can paint your own door or hire someone to do it for you. Just a specific paint for the job as it needs to be a durable finish to handle the outdoor elements and changing temperatures. You can of course choose any colour you like and that you think will look good with your house and surroundings. I’m particularly fond of bright yellow, bold fire engine red or turquoise/teal colours for doors.
If you have an old house but your door could do with replacing, due to materials being beyond salvaging or draft issues for example, you can choose a new modern replacement that will function as well as any new door but have design elements to match the age of your building. Then you can enjoy having a safe door that provides insulation but also looks right for your home. Details can be wrought iron hinges, decorative elements, window styles, letter boxes, knockers or door knobs etc.
- Interesting Glass Decorations
If you want a front door with glass, consider Etched Iridescent Glasses for the glass panels. Etched glasses are infused with a unique technique of developing art or design on the upper layer of the glass by using caustic, abrasive or acidic elements. This will result in an interesting and beautiful look that is also a great option for maintaining privacy. There are lots of different options available and you can be creative with multiple designs and shapes including corner decals, border decals, oval decals, and much more to make a design that suits your home and style.
Maximise the amount of daylight that enters your home by opting for a front door design with glazing. These come in a huge variety of designs with different types of glass and shapes to the panels. You can also choose to have a long window going vertically down next to your front door.
It’s not just the door itself that adds to the overall look of the entrance to your home. The things around it matter too. You could add a frame around your door to add to the design and also keep rain away from your door, you can play with plants and other decorations as well as the doorstep itself. A fun door mat is a quick way to add a bit of personality!
I hope this article has helped you think of a few new ideas if you’re considering updating your door. There are so many options for front door designs so it should be a fun project making your front door look better, be safer and better insulating.