Five Spring Tips to Dress up your Doorway
Our front door and entranceway is the space that welcomes and invites us into our home. It is an opportunity to express a bit of our personality as we change up our outdoor décor to match the evolving seasons.
When considering your front door decorating, think about how to invite spring into the entire space. Introducing natural elements, like grapevine balls, curly willow, dogwood branches, and pampas grass into your entryway décor is an easy way to evoke that spring feeling.
Start with a Neutral Base
When choosing your containers, stay within the colour palette of the exterior of your home. By using neutral tones for these foundational pieces, your eye will automatically be drawn to those elements that provide that “pop” of colour or items of intrigue that showcase the season. As an additional benefit, these neutral containers make it easy to switch up the interior elements to match the shifting seasons.
Layer it Up
Outdoor décor takes a note from fashion by introducing layering at your front doorway. To get this fashion-forward effect, start with a neutral coloured mat. Coir mats are a great option as they not only provide a neutral colour but the fibres are designed to absorb moisture which is perfect for those wet, muddy, spring days. The coir mat will provide an extra cushion while also adding interest with its textured border.
Now, it’s time to choose the design and colours of your focal mat. Before choosing, consider the other elements that you would like to add to your front entryway. For example, if you would like to add a pot of everlasting yellow forsythia choose a mat that would complement this flower choice. Spring mats come in a variety of patterns, colours, and designs, making it easy to add a bit of your own personality to your entryway.
Gather in Groups
One of the best ways to get that Pinterest design effect is to stay with a few key elements and pull them through your entire spring décor. The key to this design effect is to add features that create that warm, aesthetic appeal without being distracting. This means limiting the number of elements that you add to your space.
Pot groupings are a great way to seamlessly pull a few elements together. One of our favourite ways to do this is to use large scale natural baskets and then add a singular element into each one. For example, one basket could contain pussy willows, a second trailing everlasting greenery and the third everlasting tulips.
The Magic of Spring
The twinkling of fairy lights whether on a railing or encased in lanterns is a delightful way to invite spring into your home. Be playful and add lighted elements throughout your entry way. Railings, hanging basket hooks, and even trees all provide innovative platforms to add a bit of sparkle to your spring.
A conversation about entryway decorating isn’t complete without discussing your doorway. Your front door provides the perfect backdrop to hang your favourite spring décor. This year we are seeing the traditional wreath being elevated with innovative groupings including everlasting succulents, ferns, mosses, and natural elements to provide a lush organic feel all year long.
Tired of wreaths? Then why not explore everlasting wall panels, available in both rectangular or square shapes, for a modern take on the wreath. If you are seeking something a bit more whimsical, we are excited to share that the straw hat has returned. Our favourite design effect is a simple accent of everlasting lavender and a cute gingham bow.
Decorating your front porch and door is an easy way to invite spring into your home. Add levels to your spring decoration by changing up your entryway mats, outdoor planters, and door decoration. Spring is a time for new beginnings. It is an opportunity to be playful while reconnecting with the beauty of nature. The only limitation to spring décor is your imagination.