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.