First impressions count! Spruce up your front door with five country-style finishing touches

From potted plant displays to trailing trellises, a beautiful front entrance really lifts your spirit – and your guests’ too.

The exterior of your home provides you with an opportunity to make a style statement before guests have even stepped foot through your (beautifully painted) front door. Not sure where to start? Country Homes & Interiors (opens in new tab) are here to help with five inspirational and affordable design ideas.

Quick and affordable to create, potted plant displays are just the thing
for dressing up doorways and porches - particularly for those with
limited front garden space. Buy ready-made containers from garden
centres or create your own with a mix of favourite blooms.

house exterior with white walls potted plants and garden blossoms

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You don't need to break the bank to achieve a lovely exterior; little details can make all the difference. For charming country style, frame a front door with a simple wooden trellis entwined with elegant roses. Complete the classic look with a vintage-inspired postbox (£25, Garden Trading (opens in new tab)) and ensure a warm glow with a white porch light.

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Don't get caught in the rain - build a small open porch extension over your front door. This cute panelled design is painted in a subtle neutral shade, in keeping with the age and look of the rustic stone exterior. It also has a built-in bench perfect for pulling on wellies, while beautiful hanging baskets add an uplifting splash of colour.

house exterior with brick wall and hanging plants

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A hugely popular English tradition, house naming is an easy way to give
your home instant character and personality. Choose something with
meaning for a happy glow every time you reach your front door; a
favourite flower or animal is a good option, or perhaps a memorable
rural holiday spot. Display it proudly on a beautifully painted front door.

house exterior with brick wall wooden door and gum boots

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Stay seasonal with a show-stopping wreath hung up on a weathered wooden
door. Icy white florals, fresh mistletoe and rustic pinecones are the
perfect choice for the festive season. A well-stocked log box conjures
up cosy thoughts of a warm, crackling fire. Keep boots on hand for
winter walks with a rustic handmade holder.

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Tara King