The warmer months will be here soon and, if you’ve checked out the front of your home lately and noticed it could use a boost, the best time to start planning for a new look is right now. Homeowners who want to work smarter instead of harder this year will need some easy ways to add elegance, and we’ve got them.
Add Living Accents
Plants and flowers are some of nature’s hardest workers; they can attract beneficial insects like butterflies and bees, repel unwanted critters, and add beauty and fragrance to your home as well. If that weren’t enough, these little wonders can also make a big impact on your home’s look. You don’t necessarily need to start a garden, either.
By making just a few inches of soil available on either side of your walkway, you can plant colorful and fragrant flowers all the way up to your front door. Then, garnish your wrought iron door with tall potted plants at each side—and, voila! Instant grand entrance.
Light Up the Night
Add definition and depth to your front yard and entranceway by adding lighting. Whether electric or solar, the way you aim your lights will add eye-catching effects. If you have a tree in your front yard, placing a light at its base and shining it upward will add lots of drama.
Lighting can also be added between plants in your walkway, and above the center of your doorway. You don’t necessarily have to match this light with your door, but, on the other hand, we can’t deny the appeal of an antique lantern with iron front doors, either.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
If your home doesn’t need a complete paint job, you’ll have more time to spend making the front look fantastic. Imagine the appeal of an unexpected color over the entire front area. You can also go the other way, painting just the frame around your front door in a vibrant shade.
Swap Out Your Door
Although the above tips are incredibly easy to apply, one of the fastest ways to add elegance and freshen up the look of your home is to change your front door. If you’re fighting to open and close it or it isn’t looking good even when you paint it, it might be time to replace it anyway.
Here, too, you’ve got a ton of options. Just like our painting idea above, it’s all about the element of surprise. The style of your front door can communicate your personal style, as well as add an air of sophistication to your home—but you want to make sure it’s as durable as it is elegant.
Iron entry doors really do check all the boxes. Whatever size or style your entryway is, you’ll find a perfect match for your home. Plus, these doors are built to last a lifetime. When you choose Universal Iron Doors, you’ll have lots of options for customizing, too. Check out our inventory online or give us a call today: 818-771-1003.