Create a Welcoming Front Door: 7 Ideas

Now that the weather’s warming up, it’s time to do a little beautifying outside. A great place to start is your front door. Does it make a welcoming impact or does it need a fresh coat of paint like mine?

Look how cheerful this first example is! Beautiful paneled double doors painted a fun turquoise color with a matching metal pendant light to match. Pretty pink flowers pop while a furry friend waits to greet friends!

Double Front Doors Painted TurquoisePhoto by Barn Light Electric Company


Wooden doors with a big window always make a pretty first impression. This one wears a charming wreath that’s perfect for the season.

Gorgeous Glass Front Wooden DoorPhoto by Jennifer Radakovic Design


This London front door has all the bells and whistles. An intricate architectural arch, stained glass windows, a transom window and a beautiful blue color that complements the red brick.

Red Brick Home with Blue Front DoorPhoto by The London Door Company


You can always create a soft frame around your door with a trailing, flowering vine. This one helps to soften the angles of the entryway.

Flowering Vine Frames Wooden Front Door EntryPhoto by Taylor Lombardo Architects


Another gorgeous arch leads to a paneled door painted in a soft green. Note the hand-turned door bell in the middle of the door. I want one of these for my front door.

Carved Archway with Soft Green Front DoorPhoto by The London Door Company


Are you brave enough to give your door a coat of bright yellow paint? This one enjoys unique detailing along with its playful color!

Bright Yellow Craftsman Style DoorPhoto by Preston Lane


How welcoming is this Dutch door in pale blue – with a cute and furry host to say hello!

Pale Blue Dutch Door with White DogPhoto by Grace Hill Design

Before I can paint my door, the weather needs to warm up just a wee bit more. In the meantime I’ll head out to the yard to pick up all the sticks that have fallen from the spring storms!

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  1. Marlene Stephenson says

    I have got to paint mine too, thanks for the ideas, the last one would certainly make for a nice greeter,lol!! Love my book.

  2. One of my decorating goals is to have a Dutch door. I just love them but have never had the right house to install one. But it isn’t over until the fat lady sings.

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