5 Fabulous Ways to Freshen up Your Front Door for Springtime!
There’s nothing better than welcoming springtime after a long, harsh winter. And while the new season hasn’t officially started, it’s never too early to start thinking about ways to brighten up your space. The easiest way to do this is to focus on one of the most important parts of your home: the door. By livening up the entrance to your home, you can create a welcoming vibe for your family and guests. After all, the best way to invite spring inside is to spruce up the door.
Start off with one of these simple DIY ideas for the new season and then expand by dressing up your doorway with other accessories, such as a letterbox or designer kick plate.
1. Brighten Up with a New Paint Job
Springtime is all about sunny, lively colors. There’s a reason why it’s the season for “starting over.” So, make a statement with a new paint job in a bright shade. Think turquoise, orchid pink, orange, sunshine yellow, and red. The more unconventional, the better. You’ll be amazed at how much of an impact painting just the door can make.
Look at it this way: there is an endless variety of colors available at the hardware and paint stores. Take advantage of the amazing rainbow of shades that these stores have to offer. An expert can even combine different colors to achieve the exact shade you’re looking for.
The excellent part is that a paint job doesn’t have to last forever. If you change your mind, repainting the door is an easy option. Until then, your colorful door will make your home the freshest house on the block.
2. Paint an Eye-Catching Pattern
If the idea of painting your front door makes your heart skip a beat, consider this idea first. Instead of adding a single wash of color, try creating an interesting pattern. Bold, geometric prints work best for this idea. Large triangles, stripes, and polka dots are all wonderfully creative options.
Of course, this approach isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s definitely a move that will make a statement. However, if standing out from the crowd (or block) is your thing, then go for it.
For a true springtime look, choose a color combination that showcases a contrast of shades. This will make sure that the colors pop. After all, if you’re going to make a statement, you might as well go all out.
Check out Paint and Pattern for some great stencil ideas that you can use on your door.
3. Bring in a Lovely Wreath
Contrary to what you may think, wreaths aren’t just for the winter holidays. These popular home décor pieces are perfect for instantly dressing up your door. They’re also ideal if you’re a renter and can’t alter your living space. The key is to choose a wreath that features springtime elements.
Faux flower, plastic eggs, and fake birds are all great additions to a spring wreath. You can find these components in the floral section of your local craft store. Want to add some extra flair? Bring in strands of ribbon. The craft store has a wide variety of styles, patterns, and colors available. Tie it into a bow or wrap around the wreath. The possibilities are endless.
Whether you craft up your own wreath or purchase one, your door will get a beautiful dose of springtime love. All you need is a wreath hanger and you’re good to go. Once spring is over, you can easily take it down for the next round of décor.
4. Add a Metal Plaque or Sign
Thanks to the selection at hardware and craft stores, you can spruce up your door with a metal emblem. Much like a wreath, all you need to do is hang it up. It’s also an awesome way to add a bit of rustic charm to your doorway.
Not sure where to start? Keep an eye out for cheerful metal wall hangings such as suns and flowers. You can also personalize your entrance with a large metal monogram. Choose the letter of the last name of your family for ultimate customization. If you’d like to add a little color, try wrapping the monogram with yarn in springtime shades. Bring in some twine or hemp for that natural touch. Don’t be afraid to embellish your heart out.
Thrift stores and flea markets are also an amazing place to find miscellaneous metal hangings. These tend to be one-of-a-kind and fairly inexpensive. If the metal finish is worn down or doesn’t fit your style, simply add a layer of spray paint. This budget-friendly trick can do wonders.
Don't like what you're seeing in stores or thrift shops? Try this DIY "Welcome" chalkboard sign that you can change with the seasons.
5. Hang a Watering Can
If you have a green thumb, you’ll adore this idea. Take an old watering can and hang it up on a wreath hanger. Instant springtime décor: check.
To take things up a notch, place a bouquet of your favorite flowers or herbs in the watering can. This is a charming way to show off your love for all things garden-related. To top it off, the flowers and herbs will add a beautiful dose of color to your otherwise drab door. The wonderful scents won’t hurt either.
Bring everything together and tie a strand of spring-themed ribbon to the handle of the watering can. Done and done.