Your homestead’s appearance is the first thing people notice when they approach your property. If the original architect made a design choice that doesn’t work, the entire look of the house falls apart.
Front doors are a critical aspect of homestead design that often gets ignored — but the style you choose for this entry will change the entirety of your homestead’s presentation.
If you’re looking for a way to make your homestead look more pulled together, check out these farmhouse front door styles that are both simple and inspiring. They’ll work with most properties, so you’ll have plenty to daydream about before making your final decision.
Contemporary Front Doors
While homesteaders often pull from older architect styles to create their perfect farmhouse, many use contemporary designs as well.
One way homesteads merge with contemporary home features is through the front door. Contemporary front doors often include minimalist designs. These solid doors have no windows and can swing open in either direction.
Mid-Century Modern Front Doors
You may not be able to picture a mid-century front door off the top of your head, but once you see one, there’s no mistaking it. These unique doors use shapes to enhance the home’s exterior.
These entry’s windows come in squares, rectangles and even triangles. And their sturdy steel or fiberglass construction is built to hold the sleek pop of color that any front porch needs. Because bold colors were all the rage in homes’ interior design during the mid-century, a fresh coat of paint will look right at home on a mid-century door.
Single Carriage Front Door
Your homestead can tie together a farmhouse theme using a single carriage front door design. It’s meant to mimic the look of a traditional carriage house — an elegant home addition kept separate from the main house.
These wooden or faux-wooden doors feature a metal handle located just below a set of square window panels. You can incorporate anywhere from three to nine windows, depending on the design — a decision that yields high ROI for any homeowner.
Double Front Wood Door
A double front wood door’s vintage, romantic feel fits in well with any homestead.
If you’re looking for a way to naturally brighten up your living space, a double front door is the door for you. These entries let in plenty of natural light during the day. They’re great for when you don’t want your entryway to look too formal. Instead, they’ll make any guest feel right at home.
Rustic Front Doors
Wood is the most common material for rustic front doors. Instead of using a flawless faux wood that’s painted or glossed over, rustic door enthusiasts prefer to leave the wood with its natural elements. Knots and discoloration are treasured in rustic designs. They make the door blend in better with the nature surrounding your homestead.
Rustic doors may also have metal accent pieces. Large woven knockers or frames around the windows work well with the door’s laid-back vibe.
Play Around With Designs
It’s sometimes hard to picture how a door will look when it isn’t right in front of you. Stand in front of your homestead with printed pictures to get a better idea of which design will work best with your home and its unique features. If you have the technical know-how, you could also place different door designs onto an image of your home using a photo editor.
The look of your front door will be what makes your homestead have a polished, final design. Take your time choosing from the many different front door styles that are available. You’ll find something simple and inspiring that will be perfect for your homestead.
I know you’ve heard the phrase “a picture’s worth a thousand words”. Would have been nice to show door pictures, in your article. 😉