What does the front door of your home look like? If it's dirty, peeling, chipped or otherwise outdated, perhaps it's time for a makeover. The front door is arguably one of the most important visual structures of the modern home. It's the first thing guests see when approaching your home, so it naturally sets the tone for the rest of the decor.
One of the easiest ways to make over your front door is to paint it. Depending on the size of your front door, it should only take a single 1-gallon bucket of paint. However, you'll need to remove the door from its hinges before painting it. It's also recommended that you thoroughly clean the surface of the door before painting it. If you're willing to put forth the effort, though, this is a relatively easy way to transform the look of your front door.
Rather than painting your front door a single color, perhaps you should paint it two colors. Known as a two-tone design (for obvious reasons), it's a brilliant alternative to traditional single-color designs. If there's an accent color somewhere in your home's exterior decor, try using this color in the front door.
When using a two-tone design on your front door, it's important to choose the right colors. If you aren't sure whether or not a particular color will work, err on the side of caution by avoiding it.
Another way to change the look of your home's front door is to decorate it with plants. Just a few colorful plants strategically placed to the side of the door will enhance its appearance. After planting several plants into containers or pots, place them next to your front door. They will attract attention while also bringing new life to your home's curb appeal. Best of all, you can always transplant them into a flowerbed later if you wish.
Assuming you use real plants, you'll need to water them regularly. However, you can also opt for artificial plants, which offer the same aesthetic value as their counterpart but without the required upkeep and maintenance.
Of course, you can also decorate your front door with seasonal, festive decorations. During fall, for instance, perhaps you can decorate your front door with an arrangement of fall-colored plants. And as December approaches, you can always switch to a traditional wreath.
These are just a few simple ways to make over your front door. By investing a little bit of time and energy into decorating the front door, your home will look more inviting -- and that's something that will have a positive effect on the rest of the decor.