With the change of seasons, comes an itch for a change in activities, wardrobe, and home décor. In most apartment and townhome communities, there’s a list of changes you can’t make, like painting walls, refinishing kitchen cabinets, and planting or removing landscaping. Show off your personality and design skills on something you can change – your doorstep décor.
With that in mind, you may go straight to a seasonal wreath that you change out occasionally, which undoubtedly looks great. But, if you’re looking for a more recurring project and a creative outlet, try your hand at some of these doorstep décor ideas.
Welcome your neighbors and guests with a greeting or witty message before you even open the door; bonus – they’ll be cleaning their shoes off, too! Doormats come in many different shapes and sizes and a splash of color, trendy design, or fun message is a great accent or base for your entry way.
Buy one or paint the interior of a tray, frame, or cupboard door with chalkboard paint for another unique and functional welcome. Fill your chalkboard sign with an inspiring quote, a message to your guests, a monogram, or your apartment number.
This decoration is an easy way to celebrate spring and summer. Pick (or pick up) fresh flowers, repurpose a small basket, and fill it with colorful flowers, leaves, and branches. Hang the basket on the front door or place it on a plant stand next to the door.
Looking to add some dimension and contrast to your doorstep? Try creating a symmetrical look with two identical potted plants on each side of the door or two portable, solar powered lanterns. Ferns might look great in spring if you have a small porch in the shade and pine trees are festive and durable in the winter months.
Wall or Hanging Planter
Utilize the simplicity of nature with a latched wall, rail, or hanging planter. Find planters with the color, texture, and shape that best fit the exterior style of your apartment or townhome.
Illuminate your walkway with a string of soft white lights; run them around your potted plants, flower pots, or in a decorative wreath. Show off your style and light the way to your door in the dark.