There are many ways to make the entry of your house both practical and attractive. Front door design will make the first impression for visitors when they arrive at your home. So you might want to think about what your entry area says about you and your home.
Think about the kind of front door you have. Do you live in an area where safety and security are paramount? You can have a protective front door while still making an attractive statement. The solidity of your door will have a lot to do with how much protection you have. Panels of glass may make it easy to break and reach inside a door to undo locks if you live in a city residence. In areas where safety is less of a concern, the idea of adding a lot of glass to your front door may be an excellent way to flood light into the inside of your home entryway. Balance your visual effects with your need for security when you are designing the look of your front door.
Your front door can be designed in many ways. Front doors can be decorated with stained glass, wooden panels, wrought iron or creative paint jobs. Sculptures, pots, seating or door knockers can make your front door into an entryway that will impress and welcome visitors. Choose the style of door and surrounding decor to blend with the style of your house and garden.
An entryway can be elaborate or simple. Designing a front door artistically will have an immediate impact on any visitor. You can buy beautifully-crafted doors ready-made or buy something simple and decorate your own creation. Doors can be understated or ornate, expensive or inexpensive. Do a little research to see what doorways catch your eye. Look at the kind of doorways in different neighborhoods or flip through designer examples in magazines, books and on the internet. And don’t balk at using your own creativity. Designing your front door and the area around it can be a really fun project to stimulate your imagination. Ask family and friends to help you expand your ideas.
Remember that the entry door to your house makes can create a design statement and sets the mood for visitors. It also has to be practical. If you are likely to move large items in and out and you have the space for it, you may prefer to install double doors rather than a single door entry. All doors need to be properly built to open and close smoothly for safety and longevity. Doors also need to close securely so use hardware that is not only attractive, but functional. Remember that polished metal hardware or trim will be exposed to the elements and may need maintenance to stay shiny.
The style of your front door design will be governed by your own personal taste. Choose a door that is practical, use a color that fits into the overall color scheme, theme or style of your home, and is made from a material that will create an overall attractive effect. Then consider surround the entry area with pots of softening plants, a bench or decor. Don’t over-decorate the design of the front door area and always keep the passageway to your door clean, clear and smooth to avoid accidents. Then look to your surrounding front yard to create a garden that will set off your front door design. Putting it all together can make front door a creative and fun project.
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