Allow Entryway Inspiration to Strike with These Fresh New Ideas
Make a welcoming first impression with stylish accessories or a fresh color palette to update your front entry’s style.
A fresh, stylish-looking entryway will help welcome guests to your house and make them feel right at home. Giving your front entry an update doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or cause you a lot of work; these ideas will help you decide the best route to take to give your entry a boost and increase your curb appeal for open houses or your own pleasure.
Enhance your home’s facade with a few charming exterior touches. A mahogany door with matching molding sets a timeless tone, and its insulated glass meets Energy Star guidelines. The do-it-yourself address plaque features self-adhesive numbers and comes in three background finishes.
Give your entry a fresh finish by slipping evergreens and shrubs into planters. Add visual interest by varying their heights and types. For best results, transplant evergreens and shrubs in your yard before the soil freezes. An entryway garden—even when the plants are in pots—adds a fresh appeal to any front entryway.
Refresh a classic entry
Inspired to remake your entrance? Few projects can provide an instant face-lift like a fresh coat of paint does. Instead of the expected red, step outside of the norm by painting your door orange for a warm, fun and vibrant look.
Forgo a traditional doormat for a colorful round rug that’s suitable for outdoor use. PVC planters can be painted to complement your color palette, plus they are lightweight and maintenance-free.
Relax a formal entry with a pretty mix of metals. A fiberglass door with a paintable wood-look finish and an aluminum-clad frame offers low maintenance. Try a copper finish on house numbers to make them stand out from afar. If your front entry is lacking character, add a little instant architecture with a ready-made iron trellis.
An outdoor table isn’t just for the backyard. Up front, it’s ideal for plants or as a perch for bags when you check the mail. Matched sets flanking the door are fine, but different accents of similar visual weight and height, such as this table and pot, provide balance and contrast.
A hint of nature can instantly energize an entryway. With a leafy-green door and plants in sculptural containers, this front door ties perfectly to nature.
Style made simple
Add instant contemporary polish to an entry with metal accents. These brushed-metal house numbers look stylish and are easy to apply—just peel, stick and enjoy.
A brilliant blue door with sharp black trim, crisp white house numbers, and sunny sconces adds drama to this traditional scheme.
Strike a balance
Soften a striking color scheme with delicate details. Seasonal flowers and neutral-color pots balance a bold entry with a touch of feminine flair.
Rich earth tones, a wood door with a natural finish and rustic materials such as copper and bronze lend classic character to this Craftsman-style entry door. Even the doormat, which resembles smooth river rock, harkens to the traditional building materials of the Craftsman era.
Build on character
If your home nods to a particular style, gain instant curb appeal with a character-filled entry. The dentil shelf shown here is an affordable way to customize a Craftsman-style entry and add visual interest to a door.
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