The front of your house is very much your home's first impression. I've never been good with first impressions (I'm shy and awkward), but I think I can help our home make a good one.
Here is our entrance right now:
Not bad, could be better.
A quick, inexpensive fix I'm going to do is paint the white storm door black.
Although I like the scale of the sconces, I'm not a fan of the brass and the shape. Instead, I like the simple shape and black color of these:
The house numbers (which I blurred for privacy reasons) are also very traditional. I'd like to throw in a bit of a modern touch with these house numbers:
I once saw an inspiration picture of a very traditional home with Century Gothic-like numbers and it created the perfect juxtaposition. If someone has that picture or knows where I can find it, I will be so grateful.
I really would love two tall black planters, just like Holly's:
I haven't seen any that I love as much as hers though (love that trellis design on them!).
A simple natural doormat is my preference:
Eventually I'd also like to replace our mailbox which is rusty and yucky. And landscaping- but that will come with time and sweat.
Those are my simple (and for the most part budget friendly) plans to transform our entrance to better reflect the inside of our home. Now it's just a matter of doing it! :)
ps- did you see Design*Sponge's post about entrances yesterday? It was great! Here are some of my favorites:
(I actually considered painting my door this type of yellow. "Egg Yolk" by Martha Stewart to be specific. But I just don't think it's in the style of our home. It's gorgeous here though!)
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