Whenever I see a home with a pretty wreath on the front door or a decorative doormat, I always feel like somebody nice lives there. Isn’t that silly?

Maybe it’s just an appreciation, from one home decor lover to another, for the thought and care that somebody took to make their home’s exterior look so welcoming. Whatever the reason, while we’re spending more time at home these days, a little front door makeover is an easy and affordable task.

I found a lot of really cute designs at Wayfair, Ballard Designs and Kohls…many of which are on sale!* If you want more info on any of my picks, just click the highlighted description of the item. Take a look, and get ready to roll out a new welcome mat!

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First impressions

It’s as simple as saying hello! I love this happy “hello” doormat! There’s something about the lettering on this mat that just makes me smile!

Gingham? Yes, please! This oversized checked mat will add an adorable touch to your front door! So cute!

No words necessary! This heart design doormat gives you the feeling that love is at the heart of this home.

I’ve always been partial to navy stripes. This striped welcome mat gives both a classic and nautical vibe.


As fur-mama, I love it when I can find something cute with a doggie motif. I liked the way the design was incorporated into this welcome mat.

Another message that made me smile. This “bee happy” mat will likely make your guests smile when they’re at the front door too.

More friendly front door touches

Let’s face it, as people approach your front door, they’re taking it all in. Here are a few front door touches to make an impression.

Are you surprised I’m not leading with a big, robust floral wreath? Don’t worry, there are a few of those coming up.

But I love the idea of this eucalyptus wreath because it’s so versatile. The shade of green complements most home and front door colors.

And to make it more seasonal, simply add a pretty bow. Use burlap if farmhouse is your vibe or perhaps a soft pastel for spring. Add some battery operated fairylights throughout, and you’ve made a great investment in the curb appeal of your home!

Nothing pops more than a beautiful bunch of tulips! This full bodied tulip wreath comes in other colors, but I love white flowers, so this would be my choice.

Here’s another way to use white on your front door. This cotton stem wreath is definitely on trend if you’re loving the Joanna Gaines and Magnolia vibe.

This forsythia wreath is a great choice for a front door look for its vibrant yellow color and its wispy branches. I like its fullness too…you’ll definitely be able to see it from the road as people drive by and look at your front door!

Florals aren’t the only choice for front door fun! When life gives you lemons…use them to decorate! This lemon wreath has a nice balance of greenery and subtle blossoms.

For a more refined, yet equally pretty look, consider a floral teardrop or swag. This peony and hydrangea teardrop gives you some bold blooms to make your front door fantastic!

If you need something to help you hang your front door decorations, I like this interchangeable motif wreath hanger.

A few more finishing touches

It’s always a designed look if your front door is flanked on each side by a large container filled with plants and flowers. These decorative ribbed planters look like galvanized metal, but are actually made from resin, so they’re lightweight and will hold up well in the elements.

You can also use something like these whiskey barrel type planters. They’re very affordable and look so pretty when filled with annual blooms like petunias!

You might also want to consider nestling some lanterns around your planters and on the steps of your front stoop. Here’s one outdoor woven lantern design I like:

I also think this embossed black outdoor lantern is a classic that can work with most architecture.

And don’t forget to light the way for your guests as they approach your home at night! A set of solar accent lights is a really affordable way to up your curb appeal on a budget!

I hope some of these ideas and finds gave you some inspiration on how to easily add to the curb appeal of your home by adding a few front door touches. I’d love to see your after! Post your pictures in the comments below! Have fun!

From my home to yours,

Jill