Top 4 Tips for Styling Your Front Door
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Published by TOP4 Team
Your front door gives people the first impression of your home. There’s no better place to start styling your home than the front door.
Here are the things to consider when styling your front door.
1. Select proper front door styles and design.
The front door should suit the style of your home. If it’s a traditional terrace or character home, then a panelled door painted cherry red or gloss black may be perfect. The size of the door is defined, but if you’re renovating, try ditching the thin door with the narrow sidelight and replace it with a wide 120mm door. This looks stylish and modern, allows easy access, and completely changes the look and feel of your home.
2. Play with colours.
Coloured pots by the door are a great choice, but if you’re bold, try a statement door. Bright yellow, deep blue or seductive purple on a front door can work very well. If the remaining exterior is neutral, scatter cushion or vase front door can make your home fabulous.
3. Let the light in.
Natural light adds to your sense of wellbeing, and it’s practical – much better than turning lights on during the day. You can add natural light to your door in a couple of ways. A highlight above the door or sidelight next to it will allow light to fill your entryway. You can use the window to peek outside, but remember that people outside will be able to see in, so consider using translucent or frosted glass. You can also try a light panel on the door itself – there are many door designs with horizontal or thin vertical glass panels, and these are usually toughened glass to provide security.
4. Dress the entry.
To highlight the entry of your home, do it with a portico, columns or a feature to make it noticeable from the street. If your home lacks a formal entrance, highlight it with planting. Place feature potted plants either side of the entry to clearly identify the front door. It’s a great way to add colour and a simple addition that you can change over time to suit your taste.
Follow these tips and see how it will make a difference on your front door and your home. Consider more solutions for your front door with the help of the top door businesses and brands in Australia today.