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The Best Door Decoration Ideas To Elevate Your Home

The Best Door Decoration Ideas To Elevate Your Home

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The door and the doorway of our homes is the first thing that guests come into contact with and we should want to make a good first impression, right? However, most people often neglect this area of their home.

By elevating the look of your outside door, your guests (and the postman) can be aware of your incredible style and interior design knowledge! Plus, having a fun outdoor area makes your home feel so much more welcoming.

Seriously though, I love a good outside door area. I think it makes the exterior of your home look expensive and classy. Additionally, it’s such a lovely aspect of your home that you can see each time that you return back from a busy day. 

So, if you’re looking for front door ideas, you’re in luck. I have gathered the best door decoration ideas to elevate your home.

1. Add Potted Plants

Plants are seemingly the go-to when it comes to decorating the outside of your door and it's easy to understand why. 

Fragrant flowers outside of your home are a great way to create a fresh look. They even provide a lovely aroma before entering your home. Depending on the plant, you may even find yourself with your own collection of gorgeous butterflies and ladybugs. 

That being said, if you’re not an avid gardener, you will need to invest in plants that weather all the seasons.

However, if you’re happy to switch these plants out as the weather changes then seasonal colours add even more fun. For example, daisies would look amazing in the springtime, and autumn foliage always looks beautiful as the colder seasons approach. 

If you think that you’ll struggle to keep greenery alive you could even choose to add fake plants.

Two Fluted Galvanised Barrel Planters Two Round Rattan Planters

Cox & Cox

2. Improve Your Door Handles.

When looking for front door decorating ideas, new door handles always come to mind. 

Even making these small amendments to your door can have a dramatic impact.

Let's face it, regular door handles don’t stand out from the crowd. This door decoration idea is simple to do and will bring the look of your transformation all together.

Keep an our for our front door handle collection coming soon! Here is a sneak preview! These will transform the outside of your home in an affordable way.

brass door handle pull handle

The Boutique Handle Co

3. Choose Seasonal Decorations

A great way to jazz up your front door is to add seasonal decorations. 

If you’re looking for door decorations for Christmas, you have to try out a good old “Santa stop here sign,” a wreath and twinkling lights. 

But why not try out decorations throughout the entire year?

In the Spring, try out Easter decor and during the spooky season, door decorations for Halloween are everywhere. Personally, for a classy look, I think pumpkins are great but I also love the ghost statues and much more spookier decor.

Having these adorable additions to the outside of your home will certainly bring a smile to your face when you return from work.

Front Porch Refresh Sitting Rabbit from LIve Oak Nest live oak nest

Photos: Live Oak Nest blog

4. Select Decorative Door Numbers

For those on a budget, adding the numbers of your house to your door is a great way to switch up your home without breaking the bank. Doing so also makes your home look so much more expensive.

From italic door numbers, hammered brass door numbers and double line door numbers, you can select the style that works best for you.

They are also easy to fit and will endure each of the seasons!

art deco door numbers Italic Door Numbers

The Boutique Handle Co

5. Add Lettering To Your Door

Looking for unique front door decorations? Why not try adding front door lettering?

Adding brass door letters to your door is a new method to spice up your home. This door decorating idea is all over Pinterest right now and is still growing in popularity.

Even a simple addition of the street name can really transform the way that your door looks.

Brass Door Letters | Italic
The Boutique Handle Co

6. Place Candles Outside 

Candles look as good inside as they do outside. Seriously.

Whether you choose to light these candles or not, purchasing those white cylindrical candles you have seen everywhere is a great way to elevate your doorway. They also provide a warming atmosphere and a cosy ambiance. You can find these candles online or even in your local stores.

For those that want the warm lighting but are afraid to light the candles on the ground, you can opt for battery powered candles instead (just remember to bring them inside if it starts to rain).

fall front porch Autumn front door decor

Photos: Room For Tuesday Blog

7. Add a Stylish Door Knocker

Now, although the world has gone digital and the Ring Doorbell has become the latest trend, I think having a classic door knocker is such a fun way to style your home. 

Door knockers look effortlessly stylish and they are mostly inexpensive. That being said, you could go all out and get a one-of-a-kind door knocker created!

Dragonfly Door Knocker Bumble Bee Door Knocker

Cox & Cox

8. Place or Hang Lanterns 

Nothing quite says “cosy home” like lanterns. I am obsessed with this look.

Lanterns add class, style and just ooze a luxury feel.  

They also look great no matter the time of the day. If you’re willing to invest a little more, pricier lanterns can be very durable and they can transition through the seasons. 

black front door with lanterns

Photos: Chaylor and Mads | On Sutton Place

9. Switch up Your Door Colour

Gone are the days when you just have to stick with a boring black or white door. 

Instead colourful doors that stand out from the crowd are the new trending home decor look.

Pastel greens, blues and pink doors are quickly becoming the most popular colours of choice. However, why not stand out from the rest of your street with a bright fuchsia or yellow?

I love this style so much and when I notice colourful doors out and about it makes the entire street feel more alive. 

Just add your door numbers, a few plants and candles and the outside of your house will look brand new. 

Pink Victorian Door Pink Victorian Door front

The London Door Company

10. Hang a Wreath

That's right, wreaths aren’t just for Christmas (however they do make your home feel festive). 

Wreaths can stick around all year. Sunflower wreaths look incredible during the summer and daisy or tulip wreaths are a great way to welcome the Spring season. 

Of course, during Christmas, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. From holly wreaths to wreaths that feature festive ornaments, having this Christmas door decoration is a must!

Investing in a wreath each season is also a great way to transition your home through the seasons. 

This simple addition also makes your home feel so much more welcoming. You’re bound to get a bunch of compliments on this one!

Christmas Wreath Wire word autumn wreath

Both From Etsy: The Wire Co and Silk Florals By Diane

11. Add a Doormat

Affordable. Practical. Stylish. If you do not already have a doormat outside your home, you definitely should. 

Not only is a doormat so cute but it's a functional addition. You no longer need to worry about mud being brought in from the outside and into your wonderful home when you have one of these.

Opt for a classic brown doormat or select a doormat that has a cute quote to greet your visitors with.

bee dorrmat Spotty Doormat

Cox & Cox

12. Hang Flower Baskets 

Hanging flower baskets in the spring and summer always look incredible. 

Now, you will have to tend to these baskets to make them last throughout the seasons, however, they are well worth the investment. 

Flowers baskets add colour to your home and a lovely fresh vibe.

front door basket front door flowers

Photos: French Country Cottage Blog | French Creek Farmhouse Blog

13. Place Watering Cans

Whilst this may not be everyone, I always love the look of objects such as watering cans outside of your home. 

When paired with hanging flower baskets and potted plants it really brings the entire look together.

life on summer hill wateringcan front door decor

Photos: Life On Summer Hill Blog | Pinterest 

14. Change the Lighting 

If you’re lucky enough to have a porch, then switching out the lighting for warm lights that are motion sensored creates a gorgeous ambience during the evenings. 

You will seriously love to look at this during the fall and winter after returning home and the nights get darker more quickly.

For those that don’t have a porch, you could consider hanging golden fairy lights instead. 

outdoor light front porch light


Key Takeaways 

So, those were my best door decorating ideas!

From hanging flower baskets, door numbers and even switching up the colour of your door, there are so many options to make the front of your house look much more appealing. 

These small home improvements really change the way that you view your home. When you take care of the little details it makes your home feel even more special and unique to you.

Here at Boutique Handle Co, we offer affordable door knobs and door handles to take your home to the next level, be sure to check out selection and even leave a comment below with your favourite door decoration idea. 


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