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5 Hacks to Impress Your Guests With Your Door

16 Mar 2017

Design Trends

First impressions matter. Your front door is the first thing that greets your guests. Not only does it serve the practical purpose of segregating spaces, but it also sets the stage for what’s behind them, and represents you and your home. As such, it is an essential element in your home that you should never neglect.

A well-designed door doesn’t have to break the bank. Here, we share with you 5 hacks you can use that’ll jazz up your door and leave your guests oh-so-impressed.

1. Give it a fresh coat of color


Choa Chu Kang by Dezign Culture

Not only does the colour of your front door act as an introduction to the interior decor of your home, but it is also a portal to your personality and says a lot about you as a homeowner.

If your door’s paintwork is needing some maintenance, rather than pulling down the whole thing, why not refresh it with a brand new coat of paint? You’ll be surprised at how big a difference a simple coat of paint will make.

For something different, Jasper from ID Department Singapore recommends painting your doors gold. Additionally, he mentions that many homeowners are gravitating towards using door skins, which come in a variety of finishings that will be able to suit any new or existing interior design.

2. Adding potted plants at your entrance foyer


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Besides decorating the front door itself, homeowners can also put up decorations beside their doors, says Rachel Chew from ID Gallery. She recommends putting potted plants at your entrance foyer to welcome guests while also adding a dash of greenery to your home.

3. Switch up your door gate


Choa Chu Kang by Dezign Culture

Most HDB residents in Singapore use door gates for an added layer of security from outsiders. Rather than the usual horizontal iron designs, why not switch it up to enhance the beauty of your home’s entrance?

With the large range of designs and materials to choose from such as aluminium, wrought iron to mild steel, you’ll definitely be able to find one that suits your home’s decor!




4. Add a digital door lock


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Go keyless with a digital door lock that’s not only stylish but also convenient and secure. These locks remove the hassle of entering and exiting from your home – no more fumbling around for keys with bagfuls of groceries or getting locked out! Many of these systems allow for 2 levels of security; you can unlock the door by scanning your fingerprint before entering your passcode or vice versa. Additionally, an alarm will ring if the system detects forced entry.

5. Mirror, mirror on the wall


Choa Chu Kang by Dezign Culture

Adding a mirror at your entryway will not only increase the chic factor, but it also helps to brighten your doorway while giving the illusion of space.

For those who practice Fengshui, Henry Yeo from In2Space Design & Solutions recommends adorning your entryway with self-standing displays, portraits, or art pieces to welcome your guests instead. These art pieces will help to glam up your entrance and make your home inviting.

With all these tips in mind, you’re one step closer to building your dream home. Remember, design is very much about functionality too, so don’t forget to create a space that is both appealing and efficient!

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