Revamp Your Entryway to Maximize Curb Appeal
When visitors arrive, you want your home to make a great first impression. But how can you achieve it? Naturally, you’ll want to start at the beginning: invite your guests in with a grand entrance. No two homes are exactly alike, but there are tons of easy ways to boost any home’s curb appeal by putting some extra touches on the door and its surrounding focal points. We’re sure that you can give your home a quick front door makeover with one or more of these ideas.
1. Walk Them to the Door
Whether you lay a few pretty stepping stones or install a paved walkway, creating a visual line of entry from sidewalk to door has an immediate influence. The symmetry that’s created by dividing your lawn with a path opens up your home exterior and invites guests inside.
2. Play With Color
One of the quickest and most impactful ways to revamp your entryway is as simple as a coat of paint. Depending on your home’s style, you could go for something modern and bold, like chartreuse, or perhaps a classic contrast such as bright red. Want to keep your door neutral? Painting the trim in a daring color can offer definition and effect with a more conservative approach.
3. Expand Your Door’s Presence
Create a more prominent entryway by widening the door with side windows, door shutters, or both. Windows create an open, inviting feel and allow more light immediately inside the home. Door shutters can create a cohesive, stately look, especially when paired with matching window shutters.
4. Add Doorway Details
Small details immediately surrounding the door pack a lot of punch, especially compared to the time and cost it takes to install them. You can opt for an updated doorknob and knocker, decorative light fixtures, and house numbers that make a statement. (TIP: Ensure that the metal on every piece has a matching finish to create a cohesive look.)
5. Surround it With Plant Life
Adding lush depth and dimension with plants is easy. Go simple by defining the doorway with a pair of matching planters on either side. For a more complex look, add a menagerie of different containers at varying heights and hanging plants. For a truly polished look, consider the color scheme of your home exterior when choosing flower and planter colors.