If you’re a South Shore homeowner who wants your house to stand out in a good way, you’ll want to know about these four front door trends. Front doors are the focus of the design world right now, in part because they provide a central, controllable space for the homeowner to express their personality. We’ve ranked these national trends based on what we’re seeing happening here in the South Shore.
Front Door Trend #1: COLOR
On one short drive around the South Shore, we saw red front doors, blue front doors, yellow front doors, green front doors…you get the picture. Bold color for the front door is definitely a trend right now. It’s a great way to express your personality – most homeowners who opt for sunny yellow doors have cheerful outlooks, just saying – and also makes it easy for people to find your place when they’re coming to visit.
Front Door Trend #2: Specialty Glass
Glass plays such a huge role in front door design. Not only does having glass in the door let in light and allow the homeowner to see out, glass is a decorative medium in its own right. The best South Shore glass companies can work with you to achieve the door of your dreams using many different types of beautiful glass, alone or in combination. By varying the different finishes, colors and techniques, anything is possible. This explains the large number of very unique, jewel-like front doors in the region.
Front Door Trend #3: Door Knockers & Hardware with Character
As a South Shore door company, we often tell homeowners that door knockers and specialty hardware are jewelry for doors: the finely crafted, beautiful accents that elevate a door from everyday to a truly personal style statement. Throughout the South Shore, we’ve seen door knockers in several different styles, ranging from those inspired by classic architecture to those in homage to favorite sports teams.
Front Door Trend #4: The Year Round Wreath
Once reserved for the winter holidays, today’s homeowners are hanging beautiful wreaths year round. Often floral in design, wreaths add an element of color and visual interest to the front door. Wreaths can be used to celebrate holidays or simply reflect the beauty of the season. We’ve also seen wreaths with non-traditional elements, such as one hot rod collector’s front door wreath that has wrenches worked in. Don’t be afraid to have fun with your wreath!