First impressions last, and with the right elements, your front entryway can create a welcoming embrace for friends and family. Your front door and the features that surround it combine to make an ambiance that brings warmth to all who enter.
You can create an inviting appearance to your home’s entryway with some simple upgrades.
Here are a variety of ideas and tips on making the most of your home’s entryway.
Switch out your front door
Your entry door speaks volumes about your home. A new front door adds character and beauty while fortifying your home’s protection and energy efficiency.
Update your house numbers
Grab the opportunity to add some spice to your entryway with eye-catching appeal by mounting a cedar plank and adding modern metal numbers to it. Numbers should be at least 4 inches tall, and easily seen from the street. This is a small change that gives big returns in setting a more contemporary vibe to your front entryway.
Accent the path to your door
Guide your friends and family to a welcoming entrance by creating a clearly marked and well-maintained path to your home. Power-wash your walkway and porch, and keep them swept clean. You’ll be amazed at how new your walkway can look again after a good cleaning! Add a fresh welcome mat and wreath that complements your front door. Lay an outdoor rug on the porch to give it a more cohesive look.
Choose a pop of color for your front door
Add a splash of color to accent your home’s front door. Contrast your siding and trim to add a cheerful, balanced look to your entryway.
Enhance your home’s landscaping
Trim your yard’s overgrown or disproportionate shrubs and trees. Plant perennials in the landscaping that surrounds your home for color that comes back year after year. Create visual interest by planting in key areas to give the most impact and appeal. Add flowers in containers for easy maintenance and a gorgeous pop of color to your home’s entrance. Vary the size and shape of containers on your front porch for visual interest. Line your walkway with mulch and shrubs to define it.
Add trim to your front door to make it stand out
Update your front door by installing trim that adds character and curb appeal to your home’s entrance. Paint it the same color as your home’s trim, and it will complement your siding and the accent color on your front door.
Add decorative features to create a polished look
Your front entryway is the ideal location to add decorative elements that enhance its appearance. Select stylish outdoor light fixtures that create a contemporary flair to your entryway. Choose ornately sculpted evergreens in flattering pots to add a touch of class to your porch.
Design a cohesive look
Pull your curb appeal’s overall attractiveness together with a front entryway that complements your home exterior’s features. Repeat elements from various locations on your exterior to bring its looks together. Outdoor planters should fit in well with your other design elements.
Add porch furniture so people will linger
Get weather-resistant patio furniture to establish a welcoming outdoor “room” on your front porch. A bistro table and two chairs, a porch swing, or an ornate bench with pillows can draw friends and family members to not just stop by, but rather stay for a cup of tea on your welcoming porch.
Highlight your home’s architectural style
Open your front entryway and cause it to look bigger by adding more natural light inside your home through full-length windows on both sides of your front door. Choose a window grid that emphasizes your home’s style.
Add texture to your home’s entrance
A stone walkway adds character and texture to your house’s entrance. It should be 3-4 feet wide and big enough for two people to stroll on side by side.
Illuminate your front entryway
Complement your exterior with lighting to ensure the safety of your friends and family members. Add motion sensor lights for added protection. Illuminate walkways and your front porch for ease of entrance. Additional lighting can also be added with an attractive lamp post in your front yard.
Add a porch awning for convenience
Give your home’s entrance a new look by adding an awning or small roof area over your front door. This provides relief from the rain when friends and family are at your home’s entrance. It also grounds the porch area so you can create more of an outdoor “room.”
Door Styles and Colors
At Kelly Window & Door, we install only the finest front entry doors by ProVia.
Complement your home’s architecture with a new entry door
ProVia offers four lines of fiberglass and steel professional-class entry doors that meet the highest standards for:
- Energy efficiency
Choose the custom size and finish you need, and select your options with confidence by using the online visualizer ProVia provides.
Check out these simple tips on how to choose an entry door color.
Transform Your Entryway with a New Front Door
An entry door replacement can give your home the fresh, new look you desire.
At Kelly Window and Door, we stand by the products we offer, we don’t cut corners, and we pay attention to the smallest details. Our Quality Assurance Team follows up with you after your door installation to ensure its high performance and your long-term satisfaction.
Regardless of what style your home is, the perfect entry door awaits. Get inspired and dream a little by viewing our door gallery.