8 Front Doors to Welcome You Home in Style

By Annie Thornton, Houzz

It’s probably the last thing we touch when we leave the house, and it’s probably the first thing we encounter on our way in. No matter where we live, we all have and frequently use a front door. This collection of front doors and entryways shows us different ways to celebrate those daily run-ins; some are bursting with color, and others showcase subtle but intricate details. Click the first photo to get started, and tell us which door you’d like to walk through every day.

1. The metal details and rich wood tones of this salvaged door create an entry that’s just as vivid as one in a bright color. Moravian star pendants line the walkway.

JS Interiors LLC, original photo on Houzz

2. High-gloss turquoise picks up hues from the stained glass on this door, creating a balanced mix of tradition and modernity.

Dulux Paint, original photo on Houzz

Door paint: Teal Trip, trim and wall paint: White on White, both by Dulux

3. The projection of this front door’s overhang and concrete stoop instills a feeling of movement, even though everything is standing still. The glass door blends with the expansive glass of the entry windows.

Marvin Windows and Doors, original photo on Houzz

4. This cheery farmhouse entrance features mahogany steps and a bright yellow door that strikingly contrasts the crisp white siding.

LDa Architecture & Interiors, original photo on Houzz

Door paint: Egg Yolk, Martha Stewart Living

5. A vintage door from Central America marks the entrance to this Mediterranean home in San Diego. Matching lanterns, sculpture and potted plants enhance the elegant entry.

Maison Inc., original photo on Houzz

6. This industrial entry in Melbourne, Australia, by architecture firm Jolson, resembles a portal more than a front door, but it just goes to show there are countless ways to enter a house.

Jolson, original photo on Houzz

7. Designer Alison Damonte bought this owl umbrella stand at a flea market and repurposed it as a planter for a staghorn fern. The lime front door invites visitors into a colorful Eichler home, which is in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alison Damonte Design, original photo on Houzz

Related: Find a Mailbox That Matches Your Style

Door paint: Limelight, Benjamin Moore

8. Michael Fullen Design Group custom designed this wood and glass front door in Los Angeles.

Michael Fullen Design Group, original photo on Houzz


Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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