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Affordable Front Entrance Decor Ideas

Affordable Entrance Door Ideas Looking to give your home’s exterior a fresh new look but don’t want to spend a fortune? Turn your front entrance into a warm, welcoming space with quick and affordable updates for any budget. From energy-efficient lighting solutions to stylish outdoor accessories, find all of your exterior decorating needs for less at The Home Depot.





Step 1: Brighten up with lighting

Ensure your front entrance is both stylish and safe with outdoor wall lighting from The Home Depot. Choose from a variety of vintage and modern designs, including the popular lantern style of the Hampton Bay Wall-Mount 1-Light Outdoor Lamp (272198). Install one bright light directly above your door or try two softer fixtures in a frosted-glass finish on either side for a warm ambient glow. For an inviting nighttime glow, illuminate your walkway with affordable and energy-efficient solar path lights.


Tip: Don’t forget to save money by investing in energy-efficient light bulbs and ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures.


Step 2: Refresh with paint

Keep your front entrance looking sharp with easy and affordable painting updates. For an instant refresher, paint the jambs, casing and trim around your door, as well as your window frames and shutters. To add a splash of color, consider painting your door a bright clean hue. For a luminous finish, select a glossy paint sheen.

Step 3: Stay sleek with hardware

Instantly enhance your exterior décor for less with quick and easy hardware updates. Give your front entrance a polished look by updating one or more of the following:


Door handle: Give your front door a sleek sophisticated look with a new handleset. Choose from a variety of styles and finishes available at The Home Depot, including bronze, brass and chrome. For a classic look, try the Kwikset Belleview Single Cylinder Antique Brass Handleset (183589).


Door knocker: Give your door a playful touch with a new door knocker. Choose from a variety of styles and designs ranging from traditional bronze hardware to whimsical animal shapes. Add personality with the unique Nickel Silver Sea Scallop Door Knocker.


Wall mount mailbox: Store your mail in style with a new wall mount mailbox. Choose from traditional styles with newspaper hooks or opt for more modern lockable designs. For added security, try the Gibraltar Building Products Designer Lockable Wall-Mount Mailbox (559481).


Step 4: Get stylish with accessories

Keep your front entrance clean and inviting with a decorative yet durable doormat. Both stylish and practical, doormats are an affordable décor solution that will give your exterior a fresh look while keeping your entryway tidy. As a general rule of thumb, you can streamline the look by choosing a mat that’s approximately 80% as wide as your doorway. Go green with the durable and eco-friendly Enviroback Charcoal Recycled Rubber/Plastic Rib Door Mat (482888) or try the welcoming Martha Stewart Living Classic Braid Rubber Door Mat (215928), made from 100% recycled rubber.

Step 5: Add color with plants

Instantly brighten your front entrance for less with fresh spring blooms. Line your steps with container plants or try a hanging basket for a warm burst of color. Visit The Home Depot nearest you to see what’s in bloom or browse the Garden Center online for inspiration.