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February 9, 2016
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Transform Your Home Into a Palace: Add Elegance to Your Entryway

Transform Your Home Into a Palace:
Add Elegance to Your Entryway

Right now, you have a standard entry with a single front door. You might have a couple potted plants to bright the space, but it looks plain otherwise. It doesn't quite make the statement you'd like it to make-nor does it give passersby any introduction to the creative and classy individuals who live within. It looks, in a word, boring. And you need some way to spruce it up.

You've come to the right place.

Below, you'll find a series of tips and strategies that will help you transform your current entryway into something worthy of a palace entrance. Read on to get started.

1. Replace Your Door With One That Has Lights

Most doors have straightforward panels, one color, and no texture. If those attributes fit into your personal style, then don't worry about this step. However, if you want to add a little more visual interest to your door, replace it with one that has lights, or little Windows, in it. The glass instantly makes your front entry look more elegant because of its smooth sheen and reflective properties.

2. Install Lights or Windows All Around Your Doors

Perhaps you want to add more glass than one little lite. Enhance your entryway's palace-like look by adding even more little Windows around your door. Many homeowners like to use the lights as a border that makes an arch around their front doors. You can also use only side lights or a top lite as your preference dictates.

3. Paint Your Door a New, Bright Color

You don't have to keep your door a neutral color, even if the rest of your home's exterior consists of neutrals. Add a pop of color and personality by painting your door a dark teal or a dark red. Or choose other colors to match the scheme inside your home.

4. Add Patio Furniture-If You Can

If you have space on your front porch, add patio furniture like a bench and side table or maybe a porch swing. Just make sure you don't choose the cheapest option on the market. You don't to greet your visitors with flimsy vinyl furniture. Buy something that suits your stylistic preferences and adds to the space's elegance.

5. Include Potted Plants, Hanging Baskets, and Figurines

Even if your front porch can't fit furniture, you can add other elements like potted or hanging plants, miniature fountains, or other decorative elements. Just make sure you don't leave the brick or concrete bare. Add a new texture so something draws visitors' eyes.

6. Replace the Lighting With Something Grander

Do you have a porch light? If not, add one. And if you do, decide if it suits the statement you want your entryway to make. You can find all kinds of eclectic or classy light fixtures on the market, so you don't have to settle for the one that came with your home. Purchase a new one to add an even grander air to your front door.

7. Replace the Walkway Material With Bricks or Cobblestones

In some cases, concrete looks professional and striking, especially if you paint it and shape it to look like other materials. However, in other cases, the slab looks generic. If yours looks bland and subtracts from your front porch's appearance, replace it with a more texturally interesting material like bricks or cobblestones.

 

You don't have to completely rip out your current entryway to transform it. Call your local contractors to start implementing these changes today. And if you'd like more tips on improving your home's appearance and functionality, check out the rest of our blog posts.