Easy Front Door Makeover | Midwest Living

Easy Front Door Makeover

Boost your home's curb appeal with a front door area makeover.

1 Use symmetry to give your front entry a pulled-together look with minimal effort. We used a pair of industrial-sleek wall sconces and twin planters with easy-care shrubs (evergreens work, too). These all-in-one planters have a reservoir irrigation system so they’ll water themselves for a week or more!

2 Update trim and doors for a revamp without a full repaint. A standout hue, like golden yellow, sets your door apart, and a contrasting dark brown or gray makes trimwork pop.

3 Add small accents to polish the makeover. We chose aged-bronze hardware, a matching doormat and easy-to-apply number decals. The dark finish of the sconces matches the door hardware for a unified look.


Doormat Target. (800) 440-0680; target.com
Door knocker 0195.102 ring, finish: oil-rubbed bronze. Baldwin Hardware. (800) 566-1986; baldwinhardware.com
Handleset F60 PLY 716 FLA Plymouth, finish: aged bronze. Schlage. (888) 805-9837; schlage.com
House numbers Door decals, color: black. Leen the Graphics Queen. (910) 431-5429; leenthegraphicsqueen.com
Light fixtures 8870-12 single-light outdoor wall lantern. Sea Gull Lighting. (800) 347-5483; seagulllighting.com
Paint Door: SW 6683 Bee; trim: SW 7034 Status Bronze. Sherwin-Williams. (800) 474-3794; sherwin-williams.com
Planters Cubico Cottage 30 Mocha all-in-one set. Lechuza. (877) 532-4892; lechuza.us
Shrubs Sugartina ‘Crystalina’ summersweet. Proven Winners. (877) 865-5818; provenwinners.com

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