Let’s talk about how easy it is to update the entrance to your home.
If you’re selling your house or simply wanting to improve your home’s first impressions, it’s imperative to makeover the space and give it some wow factor.
It’s much easier than you think too, and with a few tweaks here and there you can really have a home entrance worth shouting about.
Shall we dig in and discover ways to brighten up your doorway?
7 Easy Ways to Update the Entrance to Your Home
#1 Make Over the Front Door
The front door is obviously the key element of the entrance to your home and as such needs to be in great condition.
If yours is looking tired and neglected now’s the time to give it a lick of paint, both inside and out or even invest in a new one.
Updating entrance doors is a guaranteed way to brighten up the entrance to your home and create the best first impression to visitors. Whilst buying a new front door isn’t necessarily the cheapest way to makeover this area, it’s quick and relatively straight forward.
#2 Add New Lighting
The front door to your home needs to be light and bright and this is where you can make some quick wins.
Add some new lighting to the porch area and path leading up to your front door.
You don’t necessarily have to have them hardwired into the system. There are some great solar powered lights now that work perfectly to add light and security to your home.
#3 Choose a Doorway Colour Scheme
Now it might seem a little strange to talk about such things with regard to the outside of your home. But adding a curated colour scheme to your outdoor space, in particular the entrance to your home is a great way to make it feel loved.
It shows you care. It gives off the impression of style and quality too.
Colours don’t have to be loud, you can choose simple greys and whites if you prefer and use this across the pieces you use to decorate the space.
#4 Sweep and Tidy your Home Entrance
Now it goes without saying that this is easiest of ways to update and brighten your front doorway. Sweep up old leaves, wash down tiles and polish up the metal work.
You’ll be amazed how quickly it can look smart and inviting. And all it costs is a little time and hard work.
#5 Add Greenery
Plants are very on trend and a great quick fix for a tired looking doorway.
Now if you’re not green fingered, or if you don’t have the best sunny area, why not go for faux plants and some stylish planters.
Next has a lovely selection I noticed the other day, and ideal for creating a cohesive feeling of symmetry and style.
#6 House Door Numbers
Ensure your home can be found easily by adding a clear set of numbers, or your house name, on a plaque by your front door.
For years we didn’t have anything clear at our front door and it became a real issue for visitors, particularly in the dark.
Don’t make the same mistake we made, and do add a clear house sign at your front door.
#7 Keep It Secure
Finally, make sure your home is secure. It’s a quick job to be clear on security.
Make sure your locks are working, you have a chain added and even think about installing a key pad or using some of the latest technology from companies like Pirnar, who have developed face recognition.
Have you updated the entrance to your home recently?
I’d love to know what steps you took.
Further Reading: Contemporary Front Door Entryway
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