Front doors are one of the most integral parts of a great facade. However, over time, your door can look worn out and old. That is why we have summed up three basic tips to make your door as lively as it can! In this article, we are going to talk about the presentation of your door as a whole. Hopefully, these tips, along with a little bit of creativity, can help you out!
Changing your door’s style
You can consider changing your door’s style without necessarily changing the door itself. You can amp up the design simply by giving it a new paint job. Choose carefully by considering not only how the door will look with the new colour but also how it will complement its surroundings. Check if it matches your home’s design, if it pops the right way, and if it is something you can look at for a long period of time. You can try attaching paint samples by the door (do not paint directly at the door) and check if it looks good at different times of the day. After you have chosen the right colour, you can proceed to paint it. Of course, we would recommend you do this with utmost skill and craftsmanship, and here is an article where we discussed just how to do that: The Ultimate Guide To Properly Painting Your Door.
Accessorising your front door
Your front door may have a few accessories and fixtures that can be levelled up as well. Here are some of the ideas you can do to bring some fresh new features to your front door.
- Change some of the existing fixtures/accessories. You can change your door’s doorknob or mail slots into something that can match your new door’s look.
- Add in some new accessories. You can decide to place some new accessories like door knockers or LED lights that can be automatically switched on or off. This will give you a new take on your door.
- Upgrade or polish your door/house number. There are plenty of new designs for door numbers that can help modernise or fit your front door’s style, choose one that best complements your door colour but is easy on the eyes and convenient to read from afar.
Match the surroundings
Your door will surely pop if it has the right surroundings that can emphasise it. You can choose new plants with beautiful pot designs that can stand beside your door to add a more homey feel. You can also add lights and some more designs that can help guide people to your door at any time of the day.
While these are some of the basic tips to freshen up your front door, you can definitely venture on to some bolder designs to elevate your front door’s overall look and feel.
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Wooden Window and Door Specialist
This article was written on behalf of The Wooden Door Company by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.