Sunday, October 5, 2014

6 Steps to Decorate a Doorway


The door is the first thing seen when it comes to the home and that’s one of the first things that should appear the most inviting. With a beautiful doorway guests and salesmen alike will truly enjoy the walkway and doorway they are about to enter. Included are five tips and tricks on how to have a decorated doorway that is dressed to impress.

Address numbers are often located near the doorway, or on the side of the house. The best thing to do is find a set of hanging numbers that are catchy to your eye and you believe are easy to read from the street. Sometimes when mailmen, neighbors, or party goers are trying to find the house, they look for these numbers. Address numbers can be found from different places from Wal-Mart to a local home improvement store. Bigger chain stores such as Home Depot also carry a variety of numbers.

The doormat is another item that is often viewed at the first point of approaching the doorway. The entry mat or door mat can be simple, or have a fun and exciting design. There are also doormats that come with witty sayings such as this one from Target. No matter the doormat that is chosen remember to keep it clean and free of debris from weather and people’s shoes.

Solar lights are a wonderful addition to the outside of a doorway as well as the walkway to the door’s entry. Choosing fun solar lights in the shapes of butterflies or dragonflies can also be done. There are a variety of solar lights available on the market in shapes and sizes of many. The perfect solar light can be found through some shopping around, or by asking an associate from a home improvement store. It is important to keep these clean, and make sure that they are held down correctly to avoid ware and tear.

A new paint coat for the door and exterior walls of course will help the entire outside of the house. By picking a new door or finding a bright bold color like red to paint the door it will give the entire front of the house a solid look. The bright door will draw in attention and help the doorway to look classy and well put together. Try searching your local paint store for the perfect swatches, or find a new door at a hardware department store.

A plant in a decorative pot can bring an outstanding appearance to your doorway. Not only will a potted plant add some extra greenery to your yard but will help the doorway stand out. If there is a smaller entry way something such as a wreath for the door can be a perfect addition for decoration. These can be festive for holidays and the entire season. Check a local craft store such as Michael’s for already made or materials to make one on your own.

Remember, during holiday seasons such as Halloween and Christmas, the doorway can be decorated using special pieces that can be purchased or made at home by the family. Whatever the decorations are, the doorway will surely impress all those who come near or pass by.

37 comments:

  1. Those are all great tips. I used to decorate so much, but as my kids get older, I have been slacking. I need to get back into it.

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  2. I've got to decorate my doorway. My boys have been begging to get started on our outside Halloween decorating. Great tips!

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  3. A decorated doorway is so much more fun than just a regular doorway. The holidays are a fun time to go outside of your comfort zone and try new things.

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  4. These are some great tips. I would love to decorate my doorway this year. It is so much more welcoming to have a nice decorated doorway.

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  5. We were thinking about decorating the door this year. It always looks so naked next to the rest of the yard. Thanks for the great tips.

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  6. I love seeing a cute doormat when I walk up to a house. The solar lights are certainly a great idea too.

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  7. I have decorative potted plants on both my front and back porch. It's a great way to add some personal touches to the porch and doorway!

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  8. You've got a lot of great ideas in this post. I wish I could see a picture of your door. It's probably epic!

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  9. These are great tips! I love decorating my doorway with welcome mats and I have a different one for every season!

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  10. These are great tips. It is amazing how changing your door can completely change the look of your house.

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  11. I really love a decorated doorway. It really is so inviting and can easily be made festive for whatever season it is.

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  12. These sound like great ideas! I love to look at before and after photos for ideas for our porch and door decorations.

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  13. I want to make a wreath for our door. It's so plain.

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  14. It has been so busy around here, that I haven't gotten my Fall decorating done yet

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  15. My house needs some TLC. A house paint is in order for sure.

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  16. I need to get something nice for our door but I keep getting side tracked. I like the spot lights idea though.

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  17. A good coat of paint is a must. I have a neighbor who has a chipped up door and even though the rest of her house looks fine, the door just makes the overall appearance just hideous!

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  18. My doorway has been pretty bare and neglected at the moment. I need to pull out the Halloween decor :)

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  19. I need to give my front door a facelift, but since I'll be decorating my door/porch and entry way for Halloween, fall, and then Christmas, I'll probably not get to any painting until spring.

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  20. I'm painting the door this weekend. Hubby's got it red, which I thought I would hate, but I actually like. It's due for a fresh coat though.

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  21. Great tips! I can't wait to decorate my door for Halloween, Christmas and Easter! I have such fun doing it!

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  22. I'll be using all of these tips, thank you! Using solar lights is a great idea!

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  23. These are wonderful tips. Our house number is written out and can be difficult for mail carriers to find. I need to do something about this!

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  24. My MIL decorates for every holiday. I should put more effort into it.

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  25. We live in a rural area and the kids don't come here. In town is where all the action is. I decorate a little, but not a lot since kiddo is only here on the weekends.

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  26. I love decorating our door. It is a simple way to make the house look festive. At Christmas we wrap the door in wrapping paper and a big bow to look like a big gift.

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  27. I like these ideas, much better than what I have going on right now... I got home the other day and my teens had decorated our door with spider webs, spiders and leaves.

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  28. We just added a new wreath to our door. I also put out pumpkins!

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  29. We're six months in the house now, and we've covered - well, the plants, lol. I want to repaint the door eventually, but it is perfectly fine now. I can't believe I haven't bought a doormat!

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  30. We're actually doing our doorway and the front walk next weekend.

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  31. These are some great tips! We always love having some kind of welcome mat, which is usually seasonal. Right now we have a super cute Halloween one.

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  32. We are so lame. We only decorate our door for Christmas. These are some great tips!

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  33. These are some great tips. I think the paint and doormat can make a huge difference in how inviting your home is.

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  34. I put in solar lights outside the walkway a couple of years ago. I really like the way it looks!

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  35. These are great tips. I'm hoping to get outside this weekend and freshen up our doorway.
    ~Amanda

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  36. I definitely agree that a new paint color for the door can do wonders. One of the previous houses we lived at had a blue door, blue shutters and blue spindles on the front porch railings. Well it made the whole siding look light blue. Do you know i thought it was light blue until we painted and turns out the thing was light gray. lol

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