After months of hibernating inside, it's time to head outdoors and soak up the warmth of spring. Celebrate the change of season by decorating the front door with sunny décor, energetic colors, and other additions that will add warmth to your home. After all, the front door is the focal point of the exterior view of your home, and the first thing guests see when they arrive. Here are several ways to decorate the front door for spring without spending a lot of money.
The secret to making any area look inviting is texture. By mixing a variety of textured objects with similar colors, you'll create the prettiest front door on the block. So, keep in mind that variety of texture is important, but colors should all remain somewhat consistent.
Decorate the front door with these ideas:
Nothing will make your front door "pop" more than a large showy wreath. You can find a pre-made wreath featuring sunny spring colors at virtually any craft store, or, if you're crafty, you can save a bundle by making one yourself. Look for a design that features one main flower type for a sophisticated look. For example, a showy sunflower wreath, or striking magnolia wreath, can help set the tone for the entire porch.
Ribbons and bows
Once you have a pretty wreath in place, continue by decorating the banisters, and railings with pretty ribbon and bows. Wire ribbon is easy to shape and work with, so even a novice bow-maker can use it. Wrap decorative ribbon around stair railings and banisters, and accent newel posts with handmade bows.
Planters or urns
Add statuesque planters or urns beside the front door to showcase flowers and other greenery. Large ferns look impressive in these vessels and can be purchased at an affordable price. Using this type of greenery is a smart idea since they are easy to care for, and they look nice matched with any other colors or décor. If you can't find a planter or urn to complement your home's exterior, consider buying unfinished ones that can be spray painted with a textured paint.
New house numbers
Spruce up the front door with a new set of house numbers. Wooden numbers are very inexpensive and can be purchased at any home improvement or craft store. Paint them a color that complements your home's exterior, and give them a "pop" by hand painting with a simple design. Dots, lines, stripes, or a bold outline will make them stand out from the street.
Accent the front door by dressing up the mailbox next to it. Remove it, wash it down with warm water and vinegar, and sand it smooth with low-grit sandpaper. Then, refinish it with rust-proof spray paint and embellish it for a fresh new look. Add decorative appliqués, craft beads, or hand paint a simple design or lettering to the front.
Add a colorful display next to the front door with greenery, flowers, and springtime décor. Baskets of daisies, tulips, and other spring flowers can be placed around the front door and along walkways. Lush green plants add color and texture to the display, while cute spring chicks, ducks, and other Easter decorations finish off the look.
Decorating the front door is a simple way to add charm and style to your home. Be sure to take a moment to clean up the rest of the porch to keep your home looking its best.
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