Front Door Ideas and How to Copy Them

Fabulous front doors are mesmerizing.

I’m one of those people who can scroll through Instagram for hours looking at front doors. Yup, I admit it; I am a front door fanatic. From vibrant colours and quirky shapes to simple doors that demand attention, they all have me staring in awe. Franky, I want a front door worthy of Instagram and I’m not alone. Right?

I’ve put together a few of the more recent front door photos I found and tips and tricks on how we can all copy the front doors we so very much envy.

Colour Pop


Taken by @Candypop on Instagram

London is a city with an abundance of gorgeous looking front doors and this pink door captured by @Candypop is no exception. I love the deep pop of colour that contrasts nicely against the white exterior of the house.

Show off your personality with a colourful front door so that you’re making an impression on guests before they step foot into your abode. Some interior designers believe that the colour can represent what type of person you are. The usual psychology of colours apply, such as blue for peace and red for welcoming warmth but don’t forget that they shade is very important too so choose wisely!

Tip: Buy paint that is of good quality and can withstand harsh conditions. Look at exterior paints if in doubt. 

Gold Accessories


Taken by @fairytaleprettypicture on Instagram

One of my favourite places in the capital is Fitzroy square. I used to work near by and would visit the area because it’s so picturesque so I’ve taken a couple of pictures; one of the green door and another of the red, above. I love the traditionally British architecture and style of the buildings.

Once you’re happy with your exterior, it’s time to finish the look off by adding door accessories and in this case, gold additions in particular, such as a handle, a letterflap and door knock. It adds a bit of sparkle and colour in a subtle way.

Tip: keep the size of your front door in mind when deciding what accessories to buy, for you don’t want to be investing in three letterplates if you don’t have space for them…

Rustic Character


Taken by @Francesmehardie on Instagram

If you’re looking to create an exterior with true character then a brown door and a few planters are a must. I like the ease with which the photo captures the beauty of the heavy wooden door. It looks grand just for being what it is and I like that. It’s also surrounded by imperfections, such as the mossy stairs, the wonky door mat and overgrown branches which, in my opinion, just adds to its appeal. So, add essentials to your wooden front door and plants, such as a door mat to make your rustic home more welcoming.

Tip: Add shrubbery and plants with pots that match your front door for a coordinated exterior finish.

Simple Yet Elegant


@PrettycityLondon on Instagram

Let a modern front door covered with plenty of windows mirror your open nature and generous hospitality. The homey sitting area next to your door will show your caring nature too so have a think about adding other furniture that you can add to the front of the house.

Tip: Add cute curtains or tulle to the inner side of your front door to add colour or allow for privacy when you need it. 

***In association with eHardware


Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • December 14, 2016

    Dean of Little Steps

    Beautiful front doors! I do love all the houses you’ve featured. For ours, I’d probably go for rustic, especially since ours is 400 years old, no where near as beautiful as those photos though.

  • December 14, 2016

    Cathy Glynn

    I would never have thought pink would suit a door but this works really well. x

  • December 14, 2016


    I love the simple yet elegant look – I love the idea of having a homey sitting area which unfortunately we don’t have room for at present time but maybe one day!

  • December 14, 2016

    Newcastle Family Life

    No-one really has a noticeable front door where I live in the North East, it is just row after row of white doors. I love the bright colours and quirkiness of these x

  • December 14, 2016

    Ickle Pickle

    I actually have a secret obsession with front doors! There are some exquisite ones about. Mine is quite ordinary! Great post. Kaz x

  • December 14, 2016

    five little doves

    Ooh I love a good front door! Ours is very boring and white, my girls would a pink door!

  • December 15, 2016


    If there is a colourful front door I want to know what’s behind it!

  • December 15, 2016


    Colourful doors are my favourite. They add so much character to a house.

  • December 15, 2016


    I love all these front doors. I wish I was braver to change ours. Everyone’s on our street is white and all the same 🙁

  • December 16, 2016


    I absolutely love looking at front doors, there are some absolutely beautiful ones x

  • December 16, 2016


    Since I live on top floor apartment I don’t do much admiring of people’s front doors but I do stop when I spot a cute one like the rustic look one

  • December 16, 2016

    Zena's Suitcase

    I love a good front door! You can’t beat a bit of kurb value when it comes to property

  • December 17, 2016


    I really want a modern front door, sadly won’t fit with the style of our property