Nothing looks nicer to come home to, or when visiting family and friends, than a beautiful entrance way and a door that welcomes you in. If you rarely use your front door, or use it purely for guests then you may have forgotten how dreary a simple door can look.
These top ideas are some basic ways to improve your doorway as we enter in to Autumn and Winter.
Fresh new look does not have to mean a lot of expense. A simple clean up of the door, frame work and pathway can work wonders. Using simple soapy water and a cloth you can wipe away all the cobwebs, old and new, leaves that tend to stick and give the door a little bit of a shine. Don’t forget if you have windows to wash the inside and the outside of them, stained glass windows can still look dirty even if visitors can not see through them.
If you have a welcome mat give it a good whack! And remove any lingering dust, if your mat has seen better days then splash out on a new one. Feeling more adventurous and have a wooden door? Re-paint your wood, with such a variety colours available you can make sure you stand out from the crowd. Make sure to get the correct paint for your door so it is long lasting and durable.
Winter is the time of year when we see wreaths in abundance on front doors, especially around Christmas time. However, you do not need to stick to Christmas time for a wreath, or even use a traditional wreath, there are plenty of choices.
If you love the idea of harvest, or live within a more rural setting wrap dried wheat bundles with colourful twine and hold in place with wooden beads, to create a lightweight yet beautiful decoration. If you do not like the idea of a traditional wreath, use a lightweight flower box and fill with lavender or a bouquet of winter flowers and greenery. Sweet smelling flowers will not only create a gorgeous focal point but will also provide a welcoming scent as guests enter the home.
There can come a point where your door may still look tired and worn, no matter what you do to spruce it up. So why not upgrade? Replace the adornments on the door. Replace your current handle with a modern one geometric design, or go a little more rustic if you prefer the cottage look. Lighting can be great for security, and for safety when coming home on the evenings, update the fixtures to make sure your entrance way is lit up when someone approaches.
If you find yourself still not happy then why not replace your door? Get a new security enhanced door designed to keep the heat in, your home secure and the burglars out. You can start a fresh with a brand new colour, new ornaments, and a brand new design.
Make your front door a welcoming sight this Autumn and Winter for those guests, or even just for your own safety/comfort. Just a few little changes can make a big difference and have you feeling like you are coming home to a brand new house. We would love to see your doorways this Winter, share your posts on any of our social media pages and let us know what you changed.