Whether you’re into bold colors like this pink front door from colorfulkimmes or a more classic look with sidelights like this one from houseofmurphy, there are lots of options for your Modern family front door. Some front door trends are universal, while others reflect a homeowner’s style and personal touch.
One of the quickest and cheapest ways to change the look of your front door is to paint it. Choose a color that complements your home’s exterior and fits your style. Many homeowners look to nature for inspiration when choosing colors, like greens, blues, and browns that appear together in trees, water, and sky.
Classic red makes a bold statement and stands out well against neutral siding or brick. It also pairs nicely with a holiday wreath.
Light aqua conveys a beachy vibe and goes with many different homes. Muted teal offers a similar look but in a more refined package. Olive green is an earthy option that complements many shades of gray and is a good choice for a home with shingles. Brown is a cozy neutral that works with the most earthy colors on the spectrum and can create a lustrous monochromatic look.
Front doors with glass are beautiful and inviting. They allow more light into the home and add style to its appearance. They come in 1/4 light, 1/2 light, and full-light options, allowing varying levels of sunlight to filter through.
Glass options are also available in frosted or etched designs, allowing you to keep your privacy while adding a pop of color to your home. Or, choose a rain glass option to let in the natural beauty of your surroundings.
Although you may have concerns about burglary, the reality is that most break-ins happen when a homeowner is away from home. Burglars don’t case homes for weeks, taking detailed notes and plotting their break-ins – they simply target the easiest points of entry. Front door glass is much thicker than window glass and usually double-paned, making it six times more difficult to break.
The front door is the first detail people notice when entering your home, so it’s important to choose a style that complements your home’s overall look. Eye-popping colors and etched or frosted glass can add a unique touch to your entry door. The frosted film also offers privacy by blurring the view into your home.
Entry door hardware typically includes handles and locksets, which come in a variety of styles and finishes. You can even find a set that matches the finish of other home hardware, such as your doorknobs and sconces. For maximum functionality, look for a handle set with a deadbolt. Before purchasing, be sure to measure your door’s thickness and backset to ensure the hardware you choose will fit correctly. This is easy enough for most homeowners to do on their own.
Adding flower baskets is a simple and cost-effective way to dress up a doorway for the holidays. Enlist the kids to cut paper snowflakes to decorate a pair of galvanized planters flanking the door for a festive look that can stay up through spring.
Ensure your floral display shines by choosing colors that stand out from a distance. The bright red geraniums and petunias in this basket are sure to catch the eye of passersby. Close up, the mix of bloom sizes adds interest to this display, which will sizzle all summer in a sunny spot.
For a cheerful welcome year-round, replace the wreath with a swag of faux evergreen branches. White poinsettias are a classic and beautiful addition to this front door decor, even though they won’t last outside in cold climates.
A wreath can be a show-stopping accessory that catches the eye of visitors and passersby. While Christmas and Easter wreaths lend themselves to specific holidays, a more neutral-colored floral or natural design can work all year.
A winter-inspired wreath featuring berries, fir cones, and snow-effect fir is a classic. Add a ribbon in your favorite color to make it extra festive.
Dried flowers are a must for spring, as they can stand up to cooler temperatures and low humidity. If you want a more whimsical touch, try this orchid wreath accented with bells.
Fall is another season that calls for a wreath. This one interprets icons of the season in warm colors that will stand up to a range of weather conditions. If you’d rather not invest in a new wreath, create your own. Gather a handful of pine cones to attach to a polystyrene ring, then top with dried botanicals like ferns and tulips.