I’ve heard it said, and I know it’s true, that there is only one opportunity to make a first impression, so our front entry has gotten a little special treatment, especially as we are preparing our house for sale.
I have always enjoyed a colorful front door. We have gone from red to green to purple and a few other colors through the years. In my opinion, color just adds something that says “Welcome.”
Another welcoming touch is plants. Over the years I have had twin planters on each side of my door and I have tried various plants in them. Since our house is south facing, I always bought sun loving plants. They never did very well. I finally, after several years, figured out that my covered porch was shading my pots (duh!!). I started putting shade loving plants in the pots and they have done very well. (Did you figure out that it takes me a while to catch on to something?) This year I picked up palm trees from Walmart. I had never tried palm trees before and I rather like the way they look. I put pink impatiens around the base and they looked gorgeous until we started having multiple 100 plus degree days.
A wreath or something else on the front door always adds a special touch.
Besides that, I tried to make sure that my entry way sparkles. I cleaned the stains off the concrete and made certain the door jam was clean and in good repair. I think my entrance is ready to show.
Here are a few more colorful doors that are fun to get inspiration from. I wonder what color I will pick for our next house.