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Turn a Drab Door into a Dream Door with Simple Entryway Makeover Tips

June 29, 2011

Just like a smile or a frown on your face, your front door makes a definite first impression. Dream Doors of Jacksonville specializes in making sure that your home’s first impression is a pleasant one.

What do visitors think when they see your front door, Jacksonville? If your door is worn, the paint faded, your entry way dark and empty, your visitors likely get a sense that your home is uninviting and perhaps unkempt. After all, the exterior of a home typically mirrors, to some degree, its interior. You may have the most stylish and immaculate interior, but if your home’s entry way doesn’t live up to the same standard, it can prove a disappointing welcome to your guests.

Dream Doors of Jacksonville offers these tips on giving your front door a warm, welcoming feel:

Add some color: What color is your front door, Jacksonville? And what does it say about you and your home? The color you choose can be an indication of your personality and your home’s character and sets the standard for all other entryway decorating decisions. A stately black or blue, traditional white, cheerful yellow, dramatic red, regal purple or eclectic orange can help set the tone that you want your home to convey. Just make sure that the color you choose complements your home’s exterior and trim.

Do a little decorating: Look at your front door entryway as an extension of your home’s interior or even an outdoor foyer. Most front doors lead into the home’s living room or family room. Does your family room have a traditional look? Extend that theme to your entryway with deep hues, brass or antiqued fixtures, shutters and flowerboxes. Is your home’s interior more contemporary? Matte colors, clean lines and planters with sleek shapes will give your visitors a hint of what to expect when they enter your home.

Glam it up (or tone it down): Doorknobs and handles, door knockers, kick plates, house numbers and mailboxes all offer an opportunity to add a little bling to your home’s entryway. Brass or wrought iron beautifully accentuates a traditional style. A casual bungalow or rustic cabin style home entryway calls for simple pewter or unfinished wooden accessories such as planters, flower boxes, mail and message boxes and other decorative pieces. Sleek metal, brushed nickel or glass fixtures give your entryway a clean, contemporary look.