Some homeowners spend countless hours and thousands of dollars to create an impressive home exterior, but if you don’t have the funds or the patience to overhaul the outside of your house, you can instantly transform the look of your home by updating the front door. You might think that adding a new coat of paint to the front do much for your curb appeal, but there are countless options when it comes to styling a lack luster door. Read on to find some ideas for seeing your home in a whole new light after just one project. Which one of the front door designs for houses do you like the best?
One simple way to transform the look of your front door is to add a stencil design. Start by choosing a door color and stencil paint color that have a lot of contrast. For example, a dark colored door with a white stenciled, “Welcome”, in script print is a beautiful way to greet guests at your door. You could add more detail with embellishments underneath or to the sides of the letters. Another popular trend is to stencil your home number on the front door so that it is visible from the street. You can really get creative with shapes, letters, and colors when it comes to stencils—your front door could become more of a work of art than an entryway.
A solid front door is the basic design for most homes, so why not change things up by adding glass into the mix? This is a great way to add light and interest to your home’s entryway, and looks classy from the inside and the outside. You can install a door with large panes from top to bottom, or find one with panes on the top half if you prefer that look. For increased privacy, add a roman shade on the inside in a fun color that you can draw down at night. There are also plenty of stenciling options for glass, so the panes don’t just have to be plain glass if you want something fancier.
As mentioned, a popular trend is to paint your house number on the front door, but you can also attach brass or wooden numbers to the door to show your address. While it can be tough to find a door knob or handle that is exceptionally unique, you can give your door personality by attaching an intriguing knocker to the center of the door. Keep your eye out for vintage door knockers that you can touch up or repaint. As you can see, the options are endless when it comes to front door fixtures—it’s up to you to experiment and find a piece that matches your style and the look you are going for.
Go Bold With Color
Have you ever driven past a home and you were immediately drawn to it due to the perhaps unconventional color choice for the front door? Most homeowners choose to paint their front doors a neutral color that blends in with the rest of their home décor, but you can give the front of your house that “wow” factor by going bold with your color choice. Don’t be afraid to choose a color that isn’t an obvious choice—it doesn’t have to match perfectly with the rest of your home. Choosing a unique color will bring your whole home to life and provide a welcoming vibe for any visitors.
Changing your front door design can change the way that you (and your guests) feel when arriving at your home. Whether your change is simple or more of a custom, extreme design change, it will beautify your home’s exterior and add personality in an area that is sometimes forgotten when it comes to home design. Information for this article was provided by the door experts at Comfort King Windows & Doors Ltd who specialize in windows and doors in Ottawa.