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.
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.
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.