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Style Advice: Top 5 Entry Door Styling Tips For Spring

Give your front porch a ready-for-spring makeover. Believe it or not spring is right around the corner. We admit it, its been a long winter. We are ready for the longer days and some fun in the sun. There is no better way to welcome in the warmer weather with a fresh style over.

Our Top 5 Door Styling Tips are sure to wash away the winter blues.


1. Add a Splash of Color

One of the easiest changes you can make to your entry is a freshly painted door. Why not usher in the new season with a bold splash of color. Not only will this give you some serious curb appeal but it is one of the key (and often overlooked!) steps towards setting the first impression for your space.

Select bold, unexpected colors in a cheery spring time palette.


Photo: Southern Living, Photography by Hector Sanchez

Suggested Color Match: Sherwin Williams

SW 645 Raindrop







Suggested Color Match: Sherwin Williams

SW 6604 Youthful Coral









Image: House Beautiful

Suggested Color Match: Sherwin Williams

SW 6905 Goldfinch







If bold colors are too adventures, opted for softer hues in cool tones such as pale blue, green or yellow. Keep in mind that your front door will be exposed to the elements and will experience frequent temperature fluctuation. Select a heavy duty paint suitable for exterior environmental conditions.


Image: Pop Sugar

Suggested Color Match: Sherwin Williams

SW 670 Gleeful








Image: House Beautiful UK

Suggested Color Match: Sherwin Williams

SW 6219 Rain





2. DIY Adornment

Floral wreaths are a fun and easy way to celebrate the first bloom of spring. Welcoming and inviting, there are many low maintenance DIY options that compliment your newly painted door and help complete the color story for your new entry.


Wreathes not quite your style? Try these clever and unexpected door decor arrangements.

Image: Random Thoughts

Did someone say rain? We love this alternative take on the floral wreath from Random Thoughts.

Love the look? Click HERE for the DIY tutorial.

Incorporating galvanized metal into your door decor is a completely unexpected material choice. We are obsessed with this metal tire wreath from The Craft Patch. It’s a great compliment for farmhouse, cottage and eclectic style spaces. We love the rustic, industrial quality with a hint of femininity.

Image: The Craft Patch

Love the look? Click HERE for the DIY tutorial

3. Balance Out With Planters

The best things come in pairs. To give your porch a big style punch place large scale planters on either side of the door. Celebrate the arrival of your guests with lush greenery and colorful blooms that are welcoming and inviting.

STYLE TIP: Select flowers in contrasting colors from your front door. Think of it as a background, foreground relationship with the door being the stunning backdrop and the planters being the star of the show. Select colors that will stand out and provide that “WOW” moment.

Image: Southern Living

4. Furnish It In Comfort

For larger porch areas provide an opportunity to sit down, relax and take in the colors, renewed life and warmth of  spring. Bistro sets, porch swings and the traditional rocking chair are all great seating choices.

STYLE TIP: Add a layer of softness by adding plush pillows in indoor/outdoor weather proof fabric. Pillows are an easy way to refresh your space and add instant curb appeal.

One of the quickest and easiest ways to makeover your space is to grab a can of spray paint! Consider spray painting plastic lawn chairs to add a quick pop of springtime color to your entry.

Image: Pintrest

5. Find Your Number

Have you ever put in the address to an unknown location and the navigation systems tells you that you have arrived at your destination but you still can’t find it?! We hate it when that happens! Incorporating your home number into your front entry design is a simple and stylish way to complete the look. Trust us, your mail man will thank you!

While many home owners opt to put the house number on the door or the frame, this isn’t always and available options. If you have a storm door installed in front of your door, it could potentially obstruct the view to the numbers. Or, your door frame could be too narrow to accommodate the size of standard house numbers. In these times we like to opt opt for creative measures.

We love these clever ideas on incorporating your house number into your decor in unexpected ways.

Image: Pintrest

Decor pillows help to soften the space and add to the overall look and feel. For a welcoming front porch filled with southern charm provide a accent pillow adorned with your home number.

Image: Homestyle Journal

Grab a stencil and do a little painting. We love the idea of adding your house number onto the face your decor elements. Whether its on a flower pot, milk jug or vase, its a great way to personalize your space. Get creative with your stencil and try out different font styles that are consistent with the look an feel of your space.

Adding these simple touches will help you refresh your space and get ready for spring! Give your outdoor area a style over to welcome in the warm sunny days. It’s been a long, cold winter. Get away from those winter blues with some bold and bright hues!

Until Next Time!




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