‘Pimp your front door 4 Autumn’ shows you some affordable and simple things you can do this autumn (fall) to brighten up and improve the look of your front door space. Whether you live in a house, a condo, a little flat or a plush apartment, choose the one(s) that suit you and make a go for it. It won’t cost you much and it definitely won’t take a lot of your time. What it will do, is put a smile on your and your neighbours’ faces. So how do you pimp your front door 4 autumn? (This post also includes information about improving not only your front door, but the entire front door area).
Use paint to pimp your front door 4 Autumn
When I published this article: paint colours for your front door my site traffic went wild. It just goes to show that people are concerned about the way their property looks from the street. Painting is definitely one of the ways to pimp your front door for the autumn. The linked article shows you some of the most popular colours for front doors and what the choice of these colours may say about the owners of the homes in question. What colour is your front door and what does it say about you? Paint is the easiest and quickest way to positively change your front door area. And it’s not limited to the door. Here are some other options within this tip:
Paint wooden and plastic parts around the door and the door frame.
Paint your step – even if you just have one or two.
Paint plant pots (we discuss this option below).
Paint door handles and other metal parts around your front door.
You can also paint a plant table to place outside your front door.
Use door wreaths to pimp your front door 4 autumn
There’s lots to celebrate during the autumn season. It’s getting cooler and darker and many householders seek to brighten up their front door space to cancel out this. Besides, with Halloween and Thanksgiving on our tails, there’s every excuse to use different door wreaths for different occasions.
Front door wreaths add colour and vibrancy to the front of your house, but not only that, they make your home stand out and draw attention to something attractive – even in the dull, dark months of the year. You can see more about (Easter) front door wreaths in this article on this blog, if you want to stock up for next Spring 🙂
The beauty about wreaths is that you can either make them with your kids or buy them really cheaply on the Internet. The link above goes to Amazon – to a page with some attractive Autumn wreaths. It takes almost no effort, but the outcome is very rewarding.
Use evergreen or succulent plants to pimp your front door area this autumn
This one is not difficult at all. There are several things you can do in your garden to improve your exterior design (we talk about them on this garden DIY page). Some take a while to achieve and others may need an extra hand or two. However, using plants around your front door is a relatively simple look to achieve. You can paint old plant pots to match the surrounding areas. There’s no need to go out and buy new pots at all – even plastic pots can be painted with oil-based paint. If you have any left over paint in the shed or garage, hunt them down and use them. Sometimes even contrasting colours will go well together.
Once you’ve got your pots sorted, you can use plant cuttings or seeds to achieve your potted greenery. Experiment to see what you like. But I can recommend either evergreens (they don’t die back in the winter) or succulents – because they don’t need too much watering. One point to note: many succulents need to be put into a warmer place like the garage or shed if you live in an area that gets really cold in the winter.
Refresh your light fitting to pimp your front door 4 autumn
Have you got a light fitting outside your front door which you’ve had for ages? Is it old-fashioned, rusting, falling off or just not stylish at all? You’d be amazed at the change a light fitting can make to your front door area. Without even putting the light on, a light fitting like the one above will add a great deal to your front, outdoor space area.
You don’t have to use all of these to achieve a better front-door look this autumn. Just one of these points can bring about a tremendous change. Let me know which one will work for you. If you liked Pimp Your Front Door 4 Autumn please share it on your social networking sites and with someone who can use it. Thank you.
See this page: Exterior Designs and gardening for more posts like this one.