Wednesday, August 6, 2008

DECORATING YOUR FRONT DOOR AREA



I rather like the swag on this door. Although I'm not sure I am the swag or wreath type, I can see this for the Holidays. Since I have down time now before we start the fall garden, and I have already picked all I plan on picking and freezing, from the current garden, I am turning my attention to other things, like my front entrance. I'm not sure exactly how I want to decorate my front entrance. I want to change it up, and add some new things, but I want the look to be tasteful. I think you can get away with a lot of things near the front door such as stepping stones, railings, planters and wind chimes if you coordinate all of the styles and colors so they go together well.

I have some hanging baskets and a bird feeder. I have flowers and plants, but I need a new porch light. I want to make an address sign too. I like unusual mail boxes, and I have one somewhere out in my shed. I don't get my mail in it, I just like it. It is a vintage style box. So how many of these things do I use? I think five or six is probably enough. I saw a home the other day that had one tall green topiary on each side and a matching mat in front of the door with a nice green wreath on the door. It looked simple and nice. All in green with an eggplant color on the door.

I have one especially large pot, that was given to me by my brother in law. It is just as pretty inside as it is outside so I never know if you are supposed to put a plant in it or not. It came with it's own stand, which I love. So this will stay. I have a couple of chairs which I would like to replace with a glider instead. I have a two tier, little wire plant holder that holds 6 medium size pots. This is where I usually put my pansies in the spring. Since I have just a simple white porch with white posts and railings and steps with banisters on either side with a plain glass door, I can use whatever colors I like. My floor is a pale to medium gray.

I think it would make a great challenge. Have every one put up a picture of their front entrance. I don't know how you do these challenges so I will leave this up to those who run this type of challenge. I would love to see how other gardeners use plants and flowers around their front entrance.

15 comments:

Rose said...

This is a great idea, but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to show my front door--I'm not much of a decorator:) Gardening Gone Wild is a blog that often sponsors similar memes, like the "touch of whimsy" you may have seen in several blogs recently.
Love your collectible flower arranger.

Brenda Kula said...

My front door isn't too pretty a sight right now. Maybe I could show the courtyard gazebo? My front door is just a black one (not unusually pretty like yours) with crap at the side I use for the flowers and fish food for the fish that I keep there so it doesn't get rained on! You notice I never post photos of that!
Brenda

Eve said...

Brenda, that's not my door. I have a double glass door. I wish I cold change it out but unless a rich relative leaves me in their will, I can't see that happening any time soon.

Gail said...

The problem with my front door is that is a full view glass door! The front room is the decoration! But I will think about your challenge...you could turn it into a meme.
Gail

tina said...

Eve, It is easy, just say "Hey everyone, post a picture of your front door and come here and leave a comment and I will consolidate them all and it will be fun!" Anyone who reads your blog and wants to play, can. I will try to get a pic of mine together but it is a mess right now. Not much decorating, just utility.

Becky said...

Hey Eve, I think it would be fun to see everyone's front door. Go over to southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com. She had a blog party today in which I participated. She has a link which everyone can link to and participate. I think it would be fun. I would be glad to participate.

Cindy said...

Eve ~ I think it's a great idea. I would like to participate because it will motivate me to make something of my front door area which is not so inspiring at the moment.

Have a good week, I'm off on vacation and won't be online. I'll catch up when I get back :)

JoyceAnn said...

Hello Eve , Nice to meet you , enjoyed your visit to my blog.

I think the Front Door Challenge is a great idea , let me know if you decide to have it. My front door doesn't look great right now , but I could decorate it.

Hope you have a great day.

~ Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Skeeter said...

I have a new front door (nothing fancy just new) so I would gladly partake in this fun!

I am planning a front porch sittin' at "In the Garden" soon... Stay Tuned...

Doris said...

Hey Eve!! I love this Front Door Challenge thingy. I sure hope you do this cause it want only help you it will help everybody who reads it. I need all the help I can get. But I do have a great idea for your front door. So hurry up with the challenge thingy so as I can run my mouth some more. lol

DP Nguyen said...

I think decorated front doors are the most elegant and beautiful sometimes. I've never tried anything for my own home, but good luck with your decorations this year.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Eve. I did a post on my front porch recently. As I posted, I long for a big porch, but have a small one. I do the best I can..and I love to decorate seasonally. YOUR porch is beautiful. Love your door!

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