Give all of our visitors a warm welcome as we take a look at the latest door trends!
A lot of our customers are focussed on making a big first impression with their front door and often ask us how they can make the most of this exciting new addition to their home. It is, after all, the first thing people see when you greet them to your home.
Whatever your budget, or space, it is possible to make a difference to your humble front door. Walk down a typical street and you’ll be greeted with a whole host of blue recycling bins and lawn ornaments, but front door trends have moved on leaps and bounds and we don’t want you to get left behind!
We have put together 10 of the latest door trends to help you to understand what you can do to make every welcome to your home warm and inviting.
- Don’t be afraid of colour
Our Composite Doors are available in a whole host of exciting colours, so why not pick your favourite? Your front door should exude your personality and be the start of a story that is entirely personal to you.
Try to choose a shade which complements your house and other exterior features, and ties in with the hues of your surroundings. Whilst navy blues, bottle greens and post-box reds are the classics, don’t be afraid to experiment with softer colours too, as they are starting to come into trend.
We find that red bricks go best with charcoal and other earthy tones, whereas yellow/cream brickwork works exceptionally well with blues and greens. It might even be worth seeing what the neighbours are doing and trying to beautify the street with complementary colours.
- Light it up!
Nothing says “welcome home!” more than some nice lighting to help you find your keyhole. You can have the lighting inside your porch for a softer glow or perhaps go for wall-mounted lights near your doorbell or door number.
- Add some greenery
From the humble hanging basket to your window-side planters, greenery has been a fixture for front entrances for quite some time. And rightfully so! Nothing can make your space feel more welcoming quite like some flora and shrubbery. If you aren’t traditionally much of a gardener, having plants at your front entrance can soon put a change to that. After all, nobody wants to be greeted by a wilting houseplant!
- Choose the right furnishings
Your door furniture needs to complement the age and style of your house, and be a suitable size for your door. Older, more traditional houses really suit darker, more antiquated metals such as wrought iron. Whereas more modern houses suit more minimalist, brushed iron and nickel, or polished chrome (mind the fingerprints!). Contemporary period homes can go either way, but we find they work best with polished brass or nickel, either smooth and minimalist or with a little detailing. Whichever way you go, make sure the rest of your external furnishings are matching.
We offer a huge selection of furniture with all of our doors and windows. Ask your consultant for more information.
- A little privacy please!
Enhance the look of your home and give yourself a little privacy by opting for one of our alternative glazing finishes in your front door. From a leafy sycamore to a frosty arctic, we offer a whole range of finishes for your glazing, which can bring a completely different dimension to your entrance and keep you safe from prying eyes.
- Keep away the clutter
Whilst they may be functional, bins certainly aren’t pretty, and they really don’t do an awful lot for the look of your house. If you are able to find somewhere for them to live, such as a little wooden enclosure, you can hide them away quite neatly. Just remember to take them out on bin day! If you really want to impress your neighbours, paint your enclosure to match your front door.
- A little seating, perhaps?
If you have the space for it, a little fixed outdoor seating near your front door can be a really warm, welcoming feature. It sets the tone for a front garden that is there to be enjoyed, and even gives you somewhere to sit and take your muddy shoes off after a long walk!
- It’s all in the detail!
The smallest touches can make the biggest difference. If you aren’t able (or brave enough) to do anything bold, try small things like changing your door numbering to something a little fancier or adding patterned film to your glass.
- Give them the red carpet treatment!
The pathway leading up to your entrance is equally as important, and doing simple things like getting the pressure washer out and clearing the moss between your paving slabs can make the world of difference! Replace any tiles or slabs which are cracked or excessively worn, and perhaps continue with the greenery along the path too. If you are really feeling adventurous, you can even try a little floor paint!
- Gadgets and Gizmos
2020 saw a surge in domestic gadgets and smart-home technology, and 2021 promises more of the same. You’ve probably heard of the “Ring” video doorbell, which live-streams your visitors to your smartphone. Well it’s now joined by the likes of the Google Nest Hello and a whole host of other smart-home gadgets, such as security cameras and entrance lighting. Catapult your home into the modern era with these awesome gadgets!
If you would like to talk to our dedicated team to discuss your project, call us on 01603 383483 today!