They say you don’t get a second chance at a first impression, so make the front of your home count with a gorgeous front entrance. It can be hard to know what to do with your front door or driveway except keep it neat and tidy, but as that can quickly become dull here are 5 fabulous front entrance ideas for your try this weekend.
Lighting is crucial for creating ambience, as well as being practical – especially at the front door when you need to find your way or see who’s ringing your doorbell. Decorative exterior lighting has seen a huge spike in popularity as homeowners seek new and innovative ways to give their home more curb appeal. For decorative purposes, try adding embedded driveway lights along the path, or if you are lucky enough to have a porch area then pendant lights look very stylish hanging in pairs on either side of the front door. Best of all, a lot of these lights can be solar powered so there’s no additional running costs for you.
No one wants a dull and drab entrance to their home, so liven yours up with colour – you can be as bold or as subtle as you like. Why not add some colour in the form of your front door, or with colourful potted plants around your front step? If you’re trying to create a sophisticated, serene feeling to your home stick to a few muted colours like pots in soft grey filled with dark green ferns, rather than a riot of colour which can look overwhelming and cluttered.
For any home with or without a garden area, plants are a must, and one of the easiest ways to create a fabulous front entrance as you only have to plant them once to see the beautiful results for years. Year-round perennials around your front entrance will add a very welcoming feel – and they also have the benefit of making the space look more attractive. Check out this link for some ideas of year-round plants to incorporate into your own garden. It’s also a nice idea to dress up your front door with seasonal touches – a deep green and red holly wreath at Christmas, or cheery yellow daffodils in a pot in the springtime to make it look different and keep it interesting.
Your front door choice is the biggest way to make a bold impact to your entrance, although care should be taken to select a style that reflects not only your personal tastes and requirements but that fits with the overall style of the house. For example, some people value privacy above anything else and so their front door is solid wood or GRP composite, however others prefer to have as much light as possible filter into their hallway so they add side lights to either side of the door. Our huge collection can cater for all tastes, so why not take a look?
A front door mat is a personal touch you can add to make your home exterior unique, and the variety of styles, colours, patterns and materials means you won’t struggle to find one that suits you and your home perfectly. An ornate doorbell or a door knocker also adds a homely touch for traditionally styled houses, or for more contemporary homes, elegant chrome-coloured house numbers or letters add a touch of style.