No matter your style, a few easy additions to your home’s entryway are all it takes to amp up the curb appeal
Stately architecture deserves equally elegant curb appeal, and what better way to begin accessorizing than with a grand light fixture? Designed by E.F. Chapman and available at Circa Lighting, the large Darlana Arc lantern is just over two feet tall and 17 inches wide, and is available in a bronze finish that will complement a variety of exteriors. Large brushed brass Newberry house numbers offer a classic finish in a transitional style, and pair perfectly with the unadorned, clean-lined Adkinson wall-mounted mailbox in aged brass. Both items available at Rejuvenation. Complete the look with a pair of planters spilling over with beautiful blooms—the crimson Darcey Bussell shrub rose from David Austin Roses is compact and perfect for containers, like the zinc Litchfield planter by Century Furniture.
Attention: Casual does not mean boring! In fact, a laid-back cottage-style home lends itself to truly unique and eye-catching curb appeal options. To illuminate your entry, consider a wall-mounted marine light in weathered zinc—it will add a touch of coastal charm whether you’re on the beachfront or in the subdivision. Hand-painted address tiles—like this one from Wayfair—add playful color and texture to an entrance. In lieu of a standard door mat, this hedgehog shoe cleaner is cute, functional and ready to greet guests. Who needs a regular planter when you can have a sweet little iron bicycle sculpture instead? Park this little cruiser by Olivia & May on your porch and fill with containers overflowing with easy-care plants like ColorBlaze Apple Brandy coleus and Diamond Delight euphorbia, both from Proven Winners. At just 21-inches-by-10-inches, it’s the ideal size for small spaces.
Freshen up a modern entryway with natural materials and finishes. Frame your front door in light with a pair of Dunmore sconces in polished nickel with curved, louvered glass shades, from Circa Lighting. Minimalist house numbers, like the Modern Avalon collection from Atlas Homewares, offer a sleek way to display your address, while the Mid-Century Post-Mount Mailbox from Rejuvenation adds a not-so-serious pop of color that is sure to make snail mail fun. Eco-friendly and weather resistant, this raised door mat from Crate & Barrel is crafted from sustainable teak for a decidedly Zen welcome. Low-maintenance plants like these colorful varieties of sweet potato vine introduce movement and texture, and are perfect for filling planters like this iron and wood pot from Wayfair.
Your entryway is the perfect place to make a statement about your personal style. Let the timeless artisan finishes and on-trend colors and textures of the JELD-WEN Statement Collection of exterior doors lead the way.