The front entrance of your house is the first thing your visitors will see when they arrive at your home. Creating a beautiful front entrance can transform your home. Today I have some simple steps to make your home more inviting and give your home some amazing curb appeal.
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Clean & Paint
Sweep the area clean, clean up any clutter or old pot plants and throw out your old door mat. Clean your windows around your entrance.
A fresh coat of paint will make your door sparkle, we have just given our front door a coat of fresh paint. It really has made a difference. Your front door can fade from the bad weather and direct sunlight.
Paint your front door in Dulux Aquanamel. Dulux recommends to use this paint in place of a traditional oil based enamel, which has the added benefit of your paintwork not turning yellow with time.
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Welcome Mat & Door Hardware
Door mats can wear quickly and fade. Replace your door mat with a fresh new one. Pick one up from your local hardware store or indulge in something special.
Add some beautiful door hardware with a new door handle and door knocker to your freshly painted door.
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There are so many to choose from, just make sure you choose the correct size pot for your doorway. Don’t use a pot that is too small, and remember to give your plant some room to grow. Choosing a planter box will set the style for your home, use a large terracotta pot, glazed pots or a white timber Hamptons style pot.
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I love a symmetrical look at my front door so I always have the same plant and planter either side of my door. Sadly my topiary plants have outgrown their current pots, its definately time for a change at my front door. I have had the same plants their for quite awhile and I could do with a change.
Check the conditions your chosen plant will need, if you choose a large lush and bushy fern it will require more shade than direct sunlight.
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Lighting is important for your home entrance. You want your lighting to not only be practical but beautiful too. You may want a wall light fixture, wall sconce or a pendant light. Changing your lighting decor will give your home entrance a fresh new look.