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How to Create a Welcoming Front Door in 3 Simple Steps

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11-5_homespun_web.jpgBy Lorrie Browne

RISMEDIA, Nov. 5, 2008-Many people work tirelessly on their interior decorating projects only to lose momentum when it comes to the front door. This is an important place to focus your attention for many reasons. It allows you to show off your taste and style before guests enter your home. Plus, you deserve to come home to a welcoming front door! The good news is that giving your front door a face lift is easily achieved in three simple steps.

1. The Door - Choose a front door that reflects the style and personality of your home and paint it or stain it in a contrasting color to make it a focal point. My favorite colors? Red, black, and stained finishes.

2. The Accessories- Just like any other room in the house, the accessories are the finishing touch and there are quite a few to consider: door hardware, house numbers, door knockers, door bells, mailboxes, doormats, lighting and plants. Since it’s a small space, try to keep finishes and styles similar.

3. A Commitment - Keep the area neat and clean. A simple sweeping up and wiping down will usually do. Flowers and plants are a bonus. It brightens up the area and shows others that you take pride in your nest.

Lorrie Browne, a licensed Interior Designer, shares her decorating expertise with easy-to-follow tips, practical advice, and hundreds of categorized online retail sources at www.mydesignsecrets.com.

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