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Accent Door Decorating

Thursday, May 5, 2016

When building our home last year, we sat through meeting after meeting picking out all the perfect colors and materials to make our home complete. One of the meetings that took the longest to make decisions at was when it came to paint colors. I know paint can always be changed, but I wasn't really looking forward to repainting the exterior of our home anytime soon. I knew I wanted something different than our previous home that was painted a sage green, and for a while I thought I wanted a grey exterior. But after deciding on a grey interior paint color, I figured having grey inside and outside would be a bit much. The one color element I knew I wanted when we made our paint choices was an accent door. I'd been dreaming of a fun door color since we starting planning out our new home and thankfully it didn't take much to get Dan on board with the idea. I normally stray away from bold colors, but I was excited about my new blue door! And it was exactly what I had imagined, once I got the painters to repaint it after the first color looked like a door that you'd find on Barbie's dream house. But after that, I loved it. That was, until I started to think about how to decorate it.

After deciding on the blue door, I started to see blog posts and Pinterest pins all about how helpful for curb appeal it is to have an accent door. Apparently I wasn't the only person with this idea. But I was struggling with what wreaths and porch decor went with a blue door. I had always been able to match our brown front door with most colors and didn't have to worry about anything clashing since it was all relatively neutral colors. But now I was stuck trying to figure out what colors and decor would match without looking too out of place (this is my OCD and love of decorating taking over). So take a look at some of the ways I've found to decorate an accent door.
Spring and summer are usually the easiest times of the year to match any door, especially if you use any floral accents in your decorating.
Use lighter or darker shades of your door color in your wreath and add complimentary colors to complete the look. Also, try colors that may already be used in your yard or porch decor to pull it all together. This look above is my absolute favorite, and pulls together the color of the door, the highlights of flowers and the richness of the grass. If you're looking for the perfect way to decorate your door, I would run, not walk over to Elle and Lu and get yourself a custom wreath!
When asking Elle and Lu to help me design a wreath for my front porch, I asked her to match my door color and use complimentary colors to finish it off. I am always a fan of using grapevine wreaths as a base to work off of, especially because it pulls in some of the other rustic pieces I like to decorate  our porch with. The pinks and purples help to pull in the colors of the flowers and the darker greens match the ceramic pots all a part of the porch decor. Using complimentary colors and tying in the colors already used in your space will help to complete the look. 
Once fall arrives, trying to match reds and oranges like I used in previous fall decor didn't work when it came to a blue door. So instead, use tans and browns that go with most colors. Keeping wreath colors neutral, allows you to use other decorative accents on your porch to bring out some more fall color. Leaves, pumpkins, and all things rustic make perfect pieces to finish off your fall porch!
The hardest time of year for me is Christmas. You'd think since it's my favorite holiday, I would have the easiest time coming up with decor for it, but there I was stumped with how to make it feel festive without creating something that clashed.
A simple holiday wreath with white lit garland to accent the door provides the touch of the holidays without creating too much color that might look busy or mismatched. Avoid using reds directly on the door if you have a door color such as blue or yellow that might not match and use wood, and more natural elements to create a simple rustic holiday feel.

Decorating our home year round is something that I enjoy so much! I'm constantly pinning ideas on Pinterest for upcoming or current seasons to change things up each year. With the popularity of accent door colors for your home continuing to rise, I'm always looking for new ideas to decorate the bold and fun door colors!

What's your favorite way to decorate your front porch?

20 comments :

  1. I love your porch! I'm in the process of adding decor to my porch and I've already decided on crates. Where did you find yours?

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. love them all. I don't have a house yet but I like to decorate my patio door for my apartment as much as I can lol

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  3. I'm in love. We're talking about building soon and i'm trying to get my husband on board with an accent door. So far he's not caving but maybe if I let him look at your pics he will because all of your decor and themes are beautiful!

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  4. Love your ideas and I have stuff like that I can pull from and decorate my own front door.

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  5. I want your front porch- its so pretty! I absolutely love the colour of the door. Ashliegh

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  6. Oh my! I love all of these! The door is one of my favorite colors too! So welcoming!

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  7. It looks great! I love that shade on the door. I painted my door deep red when I moved in...so nice to have a pop of color!

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  8. I love this idea! So many cute decorations :)

    smalltownsandcitylights.com

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  9. These are such cute ideas! I love the wreath!

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  10. Girl. I am obsessed! These are all SO adorable!

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  11. This is way too pretty! It looks beautiful and well put together ♥

    Rosalyn | LynSire.com

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  12. I love that you decorated your front stoop! It looks so much more welcoming!

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  13. You have a gorgeous porch! I love blue doors. Now, I will be checking Elle and Lu for my own custom wreath! I have been looking for something like your flower wreath.

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  14. Hi. I came from Anna Nuttall bloggers link up. I love the rusty, country-like deco on your front door!! Definitely taking some inspiration from this post <3 http://azwaa.blogspot.com

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