Beautiful front doors you’ll want to step inside

Take inspiration from these inviting front door designs

Escape bitterly cold winds or scorching hot rays under the canopy of these beautiful front doors.

Whether housed between giant Bel Air style pillars, weaving plants or overlooking a stunning view, these amazing doors will have you lusting after a glimpse inside the homes...

house entrance with grey door and wreath

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This stunning door combines modern and period fashions with a statement Victoriana lamp and glamorous centre door knob housed in a shell of glossy white slabs and trendy grey paintwork.

house entrance with yellow door and wreath

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Add some sunshine to a rainy day by welcoming guests through a bright and friendly entrance. This rustic barn door is complete with a citrus coated bench and bunches of flowers plucked from the garden.

house entrance with black door and wreath

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Double doors make a regal entrance to the home, especially when they are slathered in patent, high gloss black paint and finished with brass fixtures. Combined with white housing and simple stone steps, these doors make a real statement.

wooden door with potted plants

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This exotic door epitomises North African architectural trends that combine giant but simple wooden doors and elaborately carved pillars. Finished with a terracotta step and some chilli trees and you've got a house we want to dive in to.

house entrance with wooden door and grey wall

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This church conversion has an authentic, gothic entrance. From the elaborate point of the porch to the dark cross above the doorway, this door is fitting with the spooky character of the rest of the house.

house entrance with white walls and plants

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Opulence is key with this Beverly Hills mansion style door. Four large pillars stand prominently either side of the doorway amidst a manicured garden of triangular trees and spherical hedges.

house entrance with black glass door

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This modern walkway is made entirely of glass and simple ironwork. The doorway allows natural sunlight to stream and reflect off the simple, white stone steps.

house entrance with purple door and plants

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Coating the front door in a statement shade like this pastel purple dye ensures you stand out. The fresh colour gives vibrancy to the otherwise white front and keeps the period house youthful.

house entrance with rustic door and brick wall

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Country homes look even more inviting with the help of a shabby wooden door, a puddle of wet wellies and chunks of firewood. Add a creeping plant in and you have a front door you'll want to step through.

white house with blue door

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Less is more, especially when it comes to this house. On the front of the simple white build stands an elegant, ashen grey door and two lean, potted trees acting as guards against the weathered elements.

white room with green door and table

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Allow the colour of your front door to flow inside the entrance hall. This stable door is finished in Duck Egg and compliments the shade of the side table and various ornaments.

hallway with stained glass door

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This interior hallway shows off the beauty of the front door by allowing zesty orange rays to stream in through the beautiful stained glass windows and complement the Victorian interior.

house entrance with grey door and flower plants

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Instead of leaving these steps bare the homeowner has added a nursery of potted plants to make the entrance more inviting. Finished with missed brass and silver fixtures, this front door is beautifully casual and relaxed.

house entrance with deep blue door and wreath

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Housed inside a stone canopy, this dark door hides in the shadows of the striking masonry. Instead, the original entrance, carved from old stone, does the talking and welcomes guests into a house full of character.

house entrance with grey door and plants

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This slim doorway fronts an old Victorian terrace and although it may not be grand it is still inviting. Coated in fresh paint that praises the colour of the authentic Victorian brickwork, this door is completed with a simple front garden and glass mosaic.

house exterior with white windows and garden

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Have you ever seen a better view from a front door? The aqua painted doorway complements the dusky stonework of the house and the jigsaw of slate roofs and beautiful Cornish sea beyond.

house entrance with blue door and wreath

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Instead of having a traditional name plaque, this front door has its address written in frosted glass above the doorway. An elegant fixture that matches the colour scheme of the front of the house, this name plate looks tidy and elegant.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.