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Front door ideas: Top trends in front door design

Your front door is the focal point of your property’s exterior. As the entrance to your home, it should give guests a good first impression of your home’s aesthetic and welcome them in with style. That’s why we’ve packed our front door ideas guide with the latest top design trends to inspire and motivate you.

Before you dive straight in, it’s worth taking a breath and considering the look and feel you want to achieve with your front door. If it’s a minimalist vibe for a modern home, you might opt for bold designs and heavy materials. Whereas an older, more traditional home may benefit from a door with a more detailed and classic design.

Then there’s a question of colour palettes: do you want your front door to catch the eye or blend in with the overall style of your house? Whatever your ambitions, browse through our front door decor ideas to see what’s possible.

Types of external door

As far as first impressions go, your front door is everything. So, why not give it a little character?

With so many front door ideas to consider, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Ideally, you should start the process with a list of preferences for your external door.

For example, would you like glass panes to filter in natural light? Do you want a striking colour to contrast the uniformed brickwork? How about a double-locking system?

By making these key design decisions early, you can narrow down your choices to find a front door that fits your needs.

When it comes to materials, the most common types of front doors are made from:

  • uPVC
  • Composite
  • Aluminium
  • Timber

Each material will have its own benefits and drawbacks. If you’re unsure of where to begin, consider calling an architect or carpenter for professional advice on the right style and material for your home.

Like what you see? There’s plenty more where this came from. Discover more ideas, inspiration, tips and how-tos via Checkatrade’s blog.

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Levi Armstrong

It's great that you mentioned that if I'm planning to replace my front door, then I should make key design decisions early so I would be able to find the right door type for me. My husband and I plan to change our front door soon because it's already wearing down from its old age. I'll take note of what you said and discuss with my husband later what material and color type we would like our new door to be. Thanks!

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