Last week, we asked if you preferred a bold front door that makes a statement from the street, or if you liked a timeless, neutral entrance into your home. This was a close one, but bold and colorful won with 52 percent of the votes.
HGTV fan The Kentucky Gent loved both doors, “but bold doors have been stealing my heart as of late. Thanks to my neighbor’s yellow door that I want to steal.” If you’d like to steal the look too, keep reading for tips on how to transform your front entryway into the envy of the entire neighborhood.
Bring on the Color
Aside from drawing the eye toward the door, color can bring energy to the outside of your home. Choose a door color that complements your home’s siding. Here, the cherry wood door creates a beautiful contrast against the soft, blue siding of this Craftsman-style home.
Make It Symmetrical
It’s no secret that symmetry is visually appealing. Lanterns and potted plants frame this front door, which increases the curb appeal of the home without breaking the bank.
Have Fun With It
The front entrance of your home is your chance to show your personality and style. The metal-punched pendant light at the front entryway of this Southwestern-style home adds a soothing yet playful ambient light before guests walk inside.
Make It Inviting
If you aren’t sold on painting your door a bright hue, you can add color and patterns through smaller (less permanent) pieces like outdoor pillows. Place a few chairs and a bistro table next to your front door, and decorate with colorful fabrics, plants and tableware so your guests feel welcome.
What are your favorite front porch decorating tips? Tell us in the comments below.