Front door decor transformations to boost your home’s kerb appeal – Rated People Blog

Your front door is one of the first things people see when they come to your house. Transforming your entrance can improve your kerb appeal and the aesthetics of your home and neighbourhood. Not to mention it can also increase the value of your property and make it more appealing to potential buyers.

Below, we cover some of the most important aspects you should think about when renovating your front door, from colours and materials to how you can decorate it seasonally.

If you’re ready to transform your door, speak to a skilled tradesperson today.

Picture of a front door painting in mint green with greenery on walls

1. Choose the right front door material

Step one in revamping your front door is to replace your old door with a new one. If you’re thinking of doing this, then you might be wondering which material you should choose. To help you decide, we created a table highlighting the top features of the four most popular front door materials:

Criteria Hardwood Fiberglass Steel Glass
Timeless Appearance
Customizable Finish
Low Maintenance
Good Insulation
Versatile Design

Whereas wood offers a versatile, elegant look, fiberglass would be a better option if you’re looking for a low-maintenance and highly durable material.

In other words, which you choose should depend on what you’re looking for and your priorities. Either way, getting rid of your old door will give the outside of your home a new lease of life.

Once you decide, a door fitter can help you install your brand new door in no time!


Picture of a dark green front door with plants on either side

2. Pick the right front door colour

Next, you’ll need to pick the right colour for your front door. To do this, there are a few things you need to consider.

Firstly, different colour options pair well with certain architectural styles. For instance, traditional buildings match well with deep reds, dark greens, navy blue and black, and can help you create an elegant and welcoming first impression. On the other hand, bolder, contrasting colours work better for modern homes.

Picture of a front door painted in a grey blue colour

Consider colour psychology when picking the shade for your front door. Colours evoke specific feelings, so have a think about what mood you want to create with your front door. Below are three front door colours that are trending this year:

Aubergine – a great alternative to navy or black, aubergine purple is a timeless, classic shade that still offers a pop of colour.

Paprika – slightly more red than terracotta, paprika is a warm and inviting colour with earthy tones that evoke an autumnal sort of calm.

Grey blue – soft blues like grey blue (or cornflower blue) are really trending this year thanks to their tranquil quality that creates a welcoming atmosphere perfect for the entrance to your home.

We recommend you consider what colours are present around the outside of your home (and door styles), so that you can pair your front door with complimentary shades. Also consider what colours your neighbours have chosen, and whether you want to fit in with their aesthetic or stand out.

Once you’ve decided, all you need to do is post a job to find a local painter and decorator.


Picture of a front door entrance with black door and windows on sides

Seasonal front door décor

Decorating your front door is a great way to get into the festive spirit, celebrate holidays and add a bit of colour and fun to your home.

In the spring, you can decorate using floral wreaths, potted plants and pastel colours like mint green and lavender.

In the summer, opt for bright colours and flowers, or pick a theme (e.g. the beach) and decorate using shells and colourful glass.

Front door decorated with halloween decorations

Autumn is the best season for front door decorations as you can go all out with acorns, pumpkins, wreaths, garlands and leaves to decorate your door, front garden or porch. And when Halloween comes around, you can also up the ante and add spooky decorations to your front door.

Lastly, in winter why not opt for an evergreen wreath with red ribbon or pinecones to get you in the spirit for Christmas? Then, all you’ll need is fairy lights and a few other Christmas-themed ornaments to complete your winter front door décor transformation!

Speak to an electrician today to help you set up outdoor lighting.


Front door painted in red with plants on steps

There is so much you can do to turn your old, boring door into a colourful, eye-catching representation of your home and style. And you don’t have to break the bank to do it!

Whether you want to install a new door, or simply paint yours in a different colour, request a quote today to get started on transforming your entrance into a welcoming space.


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