Christmas Door Love

I love front doors. Front doors are possibly one of my favourite features of any home. Maybe my love of beautiful front doors stems from my desire to be a home owner and that I have never had my own front door (I have rented for nearly the last 9 years..gulp thinking of all that money spent on rent makes me a bit green..)

Front doors are like a little peek of what great things might be on the other side, they are a home owners opportunity to make a little statement about what kind of person they might be or aspire to be. Sometimes I even think of front doors as lipstick for houses, the perfect one bringing warmth and character, sophistication or even fun…an ugly front door is like a coldsore, needs treatment and fast.

My love of front doors extends to friends sending me pictures of doors they think I might like or me getting my camera phone out to snap little beauties, which is exactly what I did today whilst walking down a particularly lovely road in my neighbourhood. If a front door is lovely in its own right, a beautiful pathway and gate are icing on the cake and if a door has a beautiful Christmas wreath, well that’s like the jewel in the crown. Today’s offerings are nothing short of spectacular dressed up in their Christmas finery, I just wish my camera could do them justice.

Yes, I know I’m slightly unhinged (get it!) but each to their lovely own I say.

I think dark blue front door with the two Bay trees either side was my favourite today, followed by number 33.

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Knock knock:- I’m not in. I’m out stalking front doors…


I think my neighbour may think I am a weirdo stalker, I love this door and cross over the road to admire it all the time. (Unfortunately the sun wasn't shining on the day I took the pic and didn't highlight the beautiful modern stained glass feature)

Heading out to snap my favourite door  on my street (as you do), I started thinking about all of the beautiful doors I have seen around town and what a good idea it would be to take pictures of these and create a post just about front doors, then I started thinking wouldnt it be a good idea to do a series of posts called inside out or something like that, where I do a post each week, on each room in the typical home (typical as in ‘my dream home’ typical), starting with the front facade of the house, entry space, living room, dining room, kitchen, additional spaces (if your lucky enough to have one of these), staircase, bathroom, master bedroom, kids rooms, nursery (which im looking forward to doing as I need inspiration for B’s room), guest room, ensuite and finally  back garden. Then for the finale I might create my fantasy home out of the best images…

So for now, here are some lovely doors to get you salivating, some from my neighbourhood and some off of the t’internet.

Something about blue doors. I LOVE THEM

Not a fan of mushrooms, but this door in mushroom is lovely. Love the checkerboard tiles too.

This one's mine. It's lovely, but could try harder. I think I really want a pastel blue door.

I love love love this door, I wish I knew who lived there.

So pretty, but would it work well on a wet wednesday in Blighty?

Funky pink bubblegum pink door. Brave, but works beautifully.

Contemporary front door from Urban Front