How To Make Your Home's Entry More Welcoming

Construction & Contractors Blog

When people arrive at your home, you probably want them to feel as welcome as possible. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can make your home's entry even more welcoming. Try these tips if you'd like to do so.

Paint Your Front Door

Many people keep their front door in a similar color to their siding. However, this can make your home's entry a bit boring. One great way to make your entry more welcoming and to make your home really "pop" is to paint your front door in a nice, bright color that coordinates with and complements your home. Colors like blue or burgundy are great for front doors.

Make it Well-Lit

You don't want anyone to have a hard time making their way to your front door. One way to make it a lot safer for people to approach your front door and to make it look a lot more welcoming is to make sure that it's well-lit, so consider adding lighting to the front door area. Not only can this make your front door more approachable and easier to see, but it can also help you show off your landscaping.

Add a "Welcome" Mat

There are a ton of welcome mats on the market, so you are sure to be able to find one that is the perfect addition to your front door area. Choose one in a nice color and style, and you can make your home's entry doors that much more welcoming. Plus, as an added bonus, you can help ensure that no one tracks in dirt or mud when they walk into your home, which is a good way to keep things neat and clean.

Add Plants

Plants are a great addition to any exterior area of your home, and they can do particularly well at your front entry. Whether you choose to plant pretty flowers and shrubs alongside the outside of your home or if you place a few potted plants just outside of your front door, people are sure to notice the beautiful live plants when they approach your front door.

If you would like to make your home that much more approachable and if you'd like to add a bit of curb appeal to your home, following these tips can help. Once you do, people are sure to feel welcomed as they approach your home, and you might be surprised by how beautiful your front entry looks from the road as well.

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