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How To Create Front Door Appeal

I wanted to share the final touches to our front door at the beach house. We have just had a Barn Light Australia wall sconce installed. It is powder coated so I’m hoping it will withstand all the elements. We previously had a temperamental spotlight on a sensor and were literally left in the dark fumbling for the keys.

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Although the front door area is small, I have tried to create a welcoming first impression. Here are some of my tips for How To Create Front Door Appeal.

1. Paint The Front Door

To really add that wow factor and make a great first impression, paint your front door a colour that complements your house exterior. One of my most pinned images from my Pinterest Front Doors board, this soft blue suggests a beachy, relaxed vibe.

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Evermore Homes

And I don’t think it always needs to be a bright colour. I love a black door against a white exterior. This is the colour I will most likely choose for our new build.

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2. Symmetrical Greenery

If you have the space, flanking the front door with two matching pots on either side is one of my favourite looks. Fill the pots with a low maintenance evergreen hedge.

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LeeAnn Thornton

Or if you fancy yourself as a green thumb (not me!), a topiary tree can add some interest.

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Henhurst Interiors

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Stephanie Dunning

3. Ambient Lighting

Appropriate lighting near the front door is not only practical, it creates a soft ambience at night. Use a wall light adjacent to the front door or pendant above it for a welcoming entrance for visitors. This incredible entrance below belongs to Gwyneth Paltrow.

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4. Door Hardware and Doormats

Beautiful door hardware such as a handle or knocker can be the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to see my pineapple door knocker that I bought in the U.S. on our new front door.

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A colourful or interesting doormat can add some personality to the space.

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Here is my round up of some products to create Front Door Appeal.

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