Post # 1
This is probably a stupid question but I’m stumped! We’re getting our lawn/garden/porch spruced up for spring and summer and I’m at a loss on how to decorate the front door. It’s actually a double door and we’ll be painting it black (the rest of the house is gray with white trim). Is it okay to just do two green wreaths (like the picture below), or are wreaths a no-no in the warmer months? What else would look good? Should I just leave them alone? I’m also thinking about adding a “welcome” sign to the left of the door (also pictured below), I was considering doing teal for a pop of color but maybe I should stay neutral? Thanks In Advance for any tips!
Post # 2
Wreaths are never a no go. They are perfect at any time of year and they are all a front door or entrance needs, nothing better IMO.
There are even seasonal wreath subscription services where every 3-4 months you are shipped a new, season appropriate wreath.
If you do the wreaths I’d skip the sign so it dies t become too busy. The wreaths alone are enough and tasteful. But flanking lanterns/scones would be nice.
Post # 3
A seasonally-appropriate wreath is always a good choice! I prefer to keep my paint scheme neutral and jazz it up with bright accessories. I’m also a fan of symmetry so that first photo makes me giddy.
Post # 4
wildflowerz : Miss-Mauverick :
Thank you, ladies! I love the way double wreaths look so I’m glad to hear they’re suitable for year-round use. 🙂
Post # 5
We have 3 wreaths that I rotate on our front doors, Xmas/winter, fall and spring/summer. We have double doors too, but only put one on the stationary door.
Post # 6
I would look into Feng Shui principles and do something that supports energy flow (but I’m always looking for ways to support energy flow).
I just did some stuff for my entryway and a few of the pointers I found said you should look for a great new welcome mat that is the width of your entryway. It also mentioned putting plants or something on either side of the door for symmetry and balance. We also put up a windchime since we live in an area with pretty regular wind/breezes.
Speaking of wind- that welcome sign is cute- do you have to worry about wind blowing it over?
Post # 7
I love two wreaths on black/greenblack front doors.
Since you have double dooors, I also love wrought iron planters on either side with a shaped small bush or tree you can put lights in over the holidays and underplant for the warmer months to add color and look good year round.
Post # 8
I wasn’t sure if it was acceptable to put a wreath on only one door (clearly I have no idea what I’m doing with this exterior design thing)! What does your spring/summer wreath look like — is it colorful or more understated?
Oh I like the Feng Shui recommendation! It’s funny because I was looking at doormats earlier, I will definitely try to find something wide enough. I do have two planters I picked up recently for each side of the door, I just need to figure out what to put inside of them. We have windchimes all over the place, SO is obsessed with them. 🙂 The corner of the porch where the sign would go is pretty enclose, so I think it would be okay, but I may have SO secure it somehow just in case, now that you mention it. Thank you for all of the tips!
I just bought two planters and was trying to figure out what plants to use. I didn’t even think of using a small bush or tree but I love that idea. Thank you!
Post # 9
I dunno what’s typical, but that’s just what we do. This is my spring/summer wreath.
Post # 10
Wreaths on the door all year must be US thing ? We only do them at Christmas here in Australia. Interesting…
Post # 11
I absolutely love wreaths. We have an embarrassing number of them.
Agree with PPs that you can just choose more summery ones.
Post # 12
I love that whitish one for summer!
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 1999 - Tacoma, WA
We have double doors with seasonal wreaths, year-round. Right now they are orange/yellow with tiny pumpkins, and I’ll swap them out on December 1st for our Christmas/winter wreaths. We also have a vertical welcome sign with a few pine cones on the stationary door side.