Have you ever wondered why millionaires have the most beautiful entrances and always use them?
The entrance is where people walk into your home and get their first impression. A fabulous door can truly create a focal point for your home. It can completely change the personality of your front elevation and give viewers a feel for your sense of style. There are, of course, rules of thumb to follow when selecting a front door:
1. OPENING SIZE:
Check the size of your opening. While a double door is more inviting, do not sacrifice function for visual aesthetics. Choose a door appropriate to the size of the opening.
2. DOOR STYLE:
A solid front door without a window is best. Make sure it opens freely and widely. Stained or painted woods are both great options.
3. DOOR COLOR:
As you enter your home, the color and condition of your front door have a powerful impact on people’s thoughts and overall feelings. If you wish to invite more powerful energy into the home, choose a vibrant red paint for your door. If you wish for a more understated look, paint doors and shutters black or a more neutral color.
Don’t forget, there are many shades of colors – so take your time and choose only one that you really like.
Just be sure to marry function and style and be true to the architecture of the home. A modern home will allow you the most flexibility and if you are fortunate enough to live in such a dwelling—indulge yourself, live on the edge and explore the possibilities of new materials such as metal, specialty glass or a combination of materials. Most importantly-have fun and let your individual style shine!