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If your existing entrance is lacking wow factor, it’s time to think up new front door decor ideas. There are so many innovative, DIY-friendly ways to jazz up your exterior door (and the surrounding front stoop). An ornate wreath, hanging flower baskets, mosaic house numbers, and a gorgeous door knocker are all ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal and lift your spirits in a major way after a long day. “Never underestimate the power of a great front door—it sets the tone and is such a warm welcome for holiday guests coming over this time of year,” says Austin-based Camille Styles, founder of Casa Zuma and Camillestyles.com. “Plus I get so much joy from seeing my own decked out front porch whenever I pull in the driveway!” 

Our advice: Why not switch up your door design every time a new season rolls around? Below are 16 of the best front door decor ideas you can replicate as you get ready for winter, spring, summer, and fall. 

A fir wreath and other evergreens look timeless against the backdrop that is the black front door.

Fresh evergreen looks even more beautiful against a sharp black door. A garland and seasonal plants can turn a stark doorway into a jolly one in no time. Whether you opt for fresh greenery or go the faux route is up to you. For a crafty take, DIY a nontraditional wreath with dried citrus or succulents, if you live in a warmer climate.

Crimson touches of stained glass shine on Christmas. 

Even if a Frank Lloyd Wright home is out of reach, you can channel his aesthetic with a stained glass installation. Flecks of red are especially delightful come winter, when the shade can be supplemented with holiday decorations and, ideally, a bit of fresh snow.

Baubles and ornaments dress up the front door in the most festive way.

Ornaments certainly aren’t just for indoor use. Consider adhering them to your wreath and garland for some added shimmer. White glitter sprinkled pinecones add a bit more texture and dimension. This DIY only asks for a bit of twine to secure the decorations. Look for green twine so it can camouflage itself among the evergreens.

A poinsettia wreath further emphasizes the power of red.

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A bespoke front door can make a serious impact, not to mention start a conversation about its origins. You can also employ some crafting techniques from DIY door tutorials like adding molding patterns. Wood scraps, for one, can add some texture to a standard front door, which you can paint. A bold red door is always a favorite and pairs nicely with poinsettias during the holiday season.

A wisteria canopy gives this simple doorway charm.

It’s impossible not to love wisteria come springtime. Plant yours so that it will snake above the doorway for an English cottage-inspired vibe. Cultivating flowerbeds with irises and other lilac blooms will create an enchanting visage. Keep the actual front door simple to let the greenery shine.

Petunias add a pop of color to the front door.

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Hanging baskets are probably the easiest way to transform the look of your front door. Keep the paint color neutral, perhaps a mossy green, and frame it with seasonal blooms. The ever-changing display will always feel fresh. Look for voluminous flowers like begonia, lantana, and petunia that tend to trail down for added charm.

A wreath of wildflowers looks lovely against this lavender hue. 

Those who absolutely love their door color can draw inspiration each season. A lilac door looks even more stunning in the springtime if you add sprinkles of the hue to a wreath by weaving in ornamental grasses into the design. 

A baby blue front door contrasts beautifully against a bevy of bright blooms. 

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Paint your door in a sweet pastel hue. For inspiration, look to Charleston’s Rainbow Row or San Francisco’s Painted Ladies; these photogenic homes incorporate some delightful colors that will always be in vogue.

Colorful mosaic numbers are one of a kind.

DIY your own address numbers, taking a cue from this vibrant mosaic creation. Start with your existing address numbers—or order some larger ones if needed—and embrace your artsy side during the warm summer months. (Get the kids involved, too, in this summer camp craft.) This no-fail project is a cinch to complete as the individual glass and ceramic pieces are placed randomly. It’s also perfect for repurposing cracked pottery. 

Don’t blame us if guests keep on knocking with this darling pineapple.

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Upgrade a door knocker with a whimsical alternative that will make you—and your visitors—smile every time they approach your front stoop. Bees, pineapples, and other summery symbols are popular choices and will remain full of cheer even as the weather turns cooler.

A basket for a bountiful front door. 

Source a basket that speaks to you—perhaps while browsing your favorite vintage store or flea market—then adhere it to the front door using a nail. No matter the time of year, you can use it to display seasonal florals or branches. In the summer, you can shop your own garden for fresh blooms.

Flank the front door with greenery. 

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Keep your front door untouched but form a plant wall on either side with the help of a small army of hanging baskets attached to several shepherds hooks or a frame wrapped in chicken wire. As plants grow larger, the baskets will camouflage behind all of the greenery and result in a wall-like appearance. Look for vining and bushy plants like pothos and ferns.

Designer Marie Flanigan shows that gray is never boring, especially when paired with artisanal accoutrements from Rocky Mountain Hardware. 

If your exterior door is a moody blue, black, or gray, opt for a red berry wreath to add a pop of color as a front door decor idea. A piece like this one will also transition nicely into the winter months; simply swap the pumpkins for a few potted evergreens.

A curated pumpkin display by tastemaker Camille Styles.

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Camille Styles shows that jack-o’-lanterns are not the only venue for decorating when it comes to fall. Mix pastel heirloom pumpkins with wicker pumpkins, which can be purchased early on and reused year after year in a chic display. Rustic wooden candle hurricanes further elevate the design-forward doorstep.

Frosted glass is both for privacy and fashion.

Look to the falling foliage as inspiration for decorative privacy film designs. A delicate leaf motif elevates the frosted glass and plays into the natural overhang framing the doorway, which can be easily put together as you rake up the leaves. Simply pluck the ombre beauties and tuck them into a wicker arch or perhaps the existing root system that frames your doorway. 

Chic architectural design stands out when the double door is painted a light hue, like sage.

This stately front door decor idea may take a bit more execution, but double doors with thoughtful architectural detailing add to a home’s interest. To bring attention to the beauty, frame the door and the front stoop with a collection of mums in baskets and pumpkins of various sizes and colors, and they eye will follow right up to the front door.

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