Are you in the holiday spirit yet? No matter if you are hosting family events this Thanksgiving or are just looking for a way to welcome well-wishers to your home this festive season, your front door can set the scene for a delightful visit. Use your front porch and door to express your personal style while creating a welcoming atmosphere, all before your guests even set foot into your home. Here are a few ways to get started.
Lovely and Functional
Here in Chicagoland, November can mean early snowfall. If your guests are arriving wearing warm boots, give them a space to take them off without creating chaos in your foyer area. Use your front porch to set out a durable and lovely bench or outdoor seating. This extra space to sit gives guests the option of untying bulky boots before heading into the busy foyer area. Keep your plastic boot tray easy to spot so guests can toss boots there, leaving your home dry from drippy footwear.
Consider Nontraditional Colors
Fall wreaths feature oranges, reds, and yellows while most holiday front door creations have red and green touches. This year, consider bucking more traditional color schemes and pick something that will express your style and start a conversation. How about trying metallic colors for autumn or shades of pink for the holiday? If you find one piece you love, you can build your front porch decor around that. And don’t worry if you want to revert back to timeless color schemes in a few years – experimenting for a few years is part of the holiday fun.
Add Some Life
Your front door can be even more welcoming with the addition of fresh greenery or plants. Head to your local nursery to ask for recommendations and pare down other decorations to let the greenery steal the show. The best part? Your front door space will smell heavenly!
A Beautiful Door
Even the best decorations can’t cover up your old, damaged, or downright ugly front door. If you are ready to let your door be the focal point of your home’s exterior, work with us at Rusco. For more than eight decades, we have been the go-to business for Chicagoland homeowners seeking beautiful and energy-efficient doors.
Our design consultants are settling into our new office at 1740 International Parkway in Woodridge. While our showroom is not quite ready for clients yet, our consultants are ready to help you choose the best door for your home over the phone. Give us a call today to get started – your holiday guests will love your new look!