Your front door should be the first thing that anyone sees when arriving at your house. Even if you have a stunning front yard, a visitor’s eye should be drawn to the main entrance to your home. This sets the tone for the house and allows you to make a personal statement without saying a word. 

Of course, not everyone has a perfect front door. But, there are ways to make it more attractive.


The first step is to consider whether it’s time to replace the front door of a house. While an old door can be repainted, you have to decide if this will make a fundamental difference or if you are simply masking the issue. 

In many cases, the best option is to look at the array of new front doors on the market, such as this impressive collection by Parkwood doors. You won’t just be inspired by the styles of the doors, you are likely to be impressed by the security and other features they offer.

In most cases the company will handle everything involved in changing your door, leaving you to enjoy the new look.

Consider Framing

The next step is to look at what is around your front door. It needs to stand out from the rest of the house. A bright colour can help with this. But, the best approach is to frame your front door. This means adding pillars or an awning that helps to draw the eye and ensures your door looks prettier. 

Framing can also be a terrace on each side or even glazed windows surrounding the door.

Clear The Path

Another way to ensure your front door stands out is to clear the pathway to it. You need to have a tidy and open route to the front door and it needs to be obvious. That means eliminating weeds and obstacles on the path, effectively forcing people to look down the path without distraction and find your front door.


The right light can help your door look stunning, even if you can’t see it during the daytime. You want your front door lit up, this increases the security of your home and it will help to ensure your front door stands out, for all the right reasons. 

Try using a central light and one on each side to frame the door and make it look like daylight even at night. You can put the lights on timers or sensors. 


Don’t forget that door accessories make a big difference. You need something else that will help to catch the eye of anyone near your home. The best way to do this is to use metallic numbers on your door, telling everyone which house you are.

You can also add a knocker and even a mailbox to help the door stand out for the right reasons. 

Whatever you choose to do, always take a step back after you have installed an adjustment and try to look at it from the road as though you are seeing it for the first time. It will help you to decide if it has the desired effect or not.