Your home is the place where you can find some peace in this modernage of numerous daily obligations, but also a place where you can spendsome quality time with your friends and family. And in order to make it inviting you to needto look further than the inside. Your curb appeal is not important only regarding the value of the property, but also regarding the feeling anyone will have as they approach your house. Since you want people to come in, your doorway is the foundation stone of this appeal. This doesn’t require a large amount of work – simple decorations can take care of the job, and we’re about to tell show you how to send an invitation no one could refuse.
1. The Yellow Brick Road
Dorothy and her colorful companions are going on an adventure in the land of Oz following a yellow brick road. Since everyone is going on any kind of gatheringin a search of adventure, you have to provide your friends with a similar path, especially if your front door is at the distance from a driveway or is located on the side of your house. Of course, your walkaway doesn’t have to be yellow nor it has to be constructed from bricks – it’s always best to use your imagination and creativity and create a custom one. The only important thing is to make it wide three to four feet and to keep it well-maintained. In order to clearly define the route to your front door keep it clear from overgrown landscaping.
2. The Color Makeover
The simplest and the most budget-friendly way to give your exterior a makeover is to change the color of your front door. You want to manipulate the feelings of your visitors and passersby and it is well known that different colors produce different feelings. You should be bold when choosing the color of your front door, but you must also make it complementary to the rest of the house and its architecture. The easiest way to reach this decision is to take your hands on the largest color samples you can find – simply tape them to your door and step back. Deep rich read doesn’t work well just in the world of Twin Peaks– if the rest of the house is in grey, blue, or white hues the great look is guaranteed. Indigo color will provide a nice surprise for every observer and it can work on both – traditional and modern house. If you want to create a relaxing and refreshing feeling going for the gold yellow will seem like you’ve been kissed by the sun after a long day in the office, while pumpkin hue will introduce a bold entertainment factor if your house is of a darker charcoal color. And don’t be afraid of the black – although it might seem less creative and interesting, this color will stand out in almost every architectural style and command the attention.
3. The Power of Details
We are always attracted by details at first, only then we wish to approach for a better look. This is why small decorative touches are the best way to build a unique personality of your doorway. This doesn’t mean you have to purchase a bunchof fancy glittering items – you want to attract people, not crows. The point is to keepthings minimal, and always go from the basics. The first thing your doorway needs is, of course, a doormat and making the right pick in the mat shop can make a world’s difference. Also, a simple small wreath with an added tie is everything your front door needs. The point is to make your outdoor bouquets lasting, so use dried foliage. If you put too many decorations you will overload the viewer’sperception – the point is to use this subtle touches to make their attention move from one to another in a smooth way. If their attention leads them to a porch swing, they’ll definitelywant to stay.
4. Use The Nature
In order to spruce up your doorway,you don’t have to fill up your shopping cart – justlook around and get inspirationfrom the greatest designer of them all – the nature. Flowers can brighten your doorway as nothing else, especially if you use your creativity to make your won custom pots. Don’t just keep them on the ground – you can also lift them on the walls, and if you have an overhanging you can plant a vine that will provide your home with a stunning entrance.
And the invitation is sent – you’ve caughttheir eye, awoken their feelings with color, and provided them with a perfect path. Just remember to use proper lighting in order to keep this invitation open during the night.
In order to spruce up your doorway,you don’t have to fill up your shopping cart – justlook around and get inspirationfrom the greatest designer of them all – the nature. Flowers can brighten your doorway as nothing else, especially if you use your creativity to make your own custom pots. Don’t just keep them on the ground – you can also lift them on the walls, and if you have an overhanging you can plant a vine that will provide your home with a stunning entrance.
This guest post was graciously contributed by Chloe Smith. Chloe is a cycling enthusiast, business consultant, and a part-time writer always willing to share tidbits of advice. She believes that passion, courage and, above all, knowledge breeds success.