We’ve all heard the tried and true Southern statement, “Don’t leave the house without putting your lipstick on!” Well, when it comes to inviting people over, we have a similar philosophy… don’t forget to polish up that front door!
First impressions are a big deal, and your front door is the first thing people see when coming to your home. Whether it’s a normal weekday or a holiday party, decking out your front door is an important part of rolling out the welcome mat and putting your best hostess foot forward. Before guests see your centerpiece, your front door is your first opportunity to make a statement.
From adding a pop of color to creating fabulous florals or custom lettering, decorating your door has never been easier. If you are welcoming family from out of town, having friends over or just dressing up your front door to greet the neighbors who are out on their evening walks, try one of these ideas to spruce up the face of your home.
Color is King
Add color to welcome people into your home. You can make a mark on your street and add curb appeal by choosing an adventurous color, like Bright Red from Valspar for your front door. Depending on the exterior of your home, you can do everything from a bold red to a light and bright blue or creamy white. Check out this House Beautiful article for the 25+ Best Front Door Paint Colors. Depending on your bandwidth for DIY projects, you could easily change out your front door color a couple of times a year. Painting is a relatively easy and not a super time consuming project. Plus, paint is fairly inexpensive – and you can even mix your own custom color at City Home Center, just across the parking lot from Rubies Home Furnishings.
We absolutely love a door with floral accents. Check out this hanging planter box that makes for great front door décor year-round. Simply change out your florals and greenery with each season. You can also frame your front door with planter boxes and create even more opportunities to make your own entryway style statement. We love this friendly front door with some fun florals spicing it up.
Celebrate Your Namesake
If it doesn’t move, monogram it, right? Custom lettering for your front door is a great way to personalize your home. If you have some spare time on your hands, check out this DIY marquee light monogram for your front door.
As you know, tobacco baskets are all the rage for fall, so we’ve thrown together some easy inserts in our store to use as an accent with your favorite basket – for the door or table. We love the versatility of these and how a simple change can make it a perfect piece for every season.
Wreath for All Seasons
At Rubies, we make wreaths part of our daily routine. Whether it’s helping people spruce up an existing wreath, or starting from scratch, we love adding seasonal pieces to wreaths to spice up a front door. And the best part – we often use the same base and add simple changes for different occasions with ease. Here are a few of our favorite things to decorate for when it comes to wreaths, and you’d be surprised to find how easy it is to make changes with seasonal ribbon and a few inexpensive accessories.
- New Year
- Valentine’s Day
- St. Paddy’s Day
- Fourth of July
- Fall Leaves
Whether it’s holidays, new babies, welcoming the change of seasons or simply celebrating life, front doors are the perfect canvas to share a piece of your happy home with the community. Come check out all of the front door décor we have to offer at Rubies and pep up your entryway today!