5 steps to dressing your door for spring
31st March 2021
The doorscaping trend boomed during the run up Christmas 2020, with celebs such as Stacey Solomon and Michelle Keegan inspiring us to spruce up the entrance to our homes. But it hasn’t stopped there, and it seems wreaths are certainly not just for Christmas. Demand for Easter décor has seen a sharp increase, as florists are inundated with requests for spring foliage to hang from front doors. Doorscaping has had a spring makeover, and you need to hop on it!
Reality star Olivia Bowen recently revealed her latest look, setting the bar high for the spring trend. Olivia displayed a green foliage garland adorned with pastel coloured flowers which has been used to frame her exterior doorway.
Are you feeling inspired to transform your door in time for Easter? Here at Safestyle we have put together an expert-led guide on how to create a beautifully dressed door for under £30!
1. Choose your colour scheme
Get creative when choosing your colour scheme. There are no right or wrong options when it comes to colours, making it a fun way to express your style and personality. However, there are ways to cleverly combine colours that compliment your home. Look for contrasting colours, or if you have a grey or dark entrance area, pastel colours really stand out and will capture the eye of passers-by. They're also on trend for Spring 2021.
2. Get your door ready for décor
Once you’ve picked your colours and started to visualise how the space will unfold, make sure you start with a clean foundation for your decorations. This will help give your decor maximum impact.
Start by cleaning the door itself to make sure your decorations stick well with any safe adhesive you’re using. Take an old paintbrush to loosen any dirt, dust and cobwebs that might be stuck on the front of the door. Then fill up a bowl with some warm water and washing-up liquid and use a soft white cloth to wipe down. For uPVC exterior doors, marks and stains should come off with ease.
We’d also recommend taking the opportunity to clean the door frame. Use your old paintbrush again around the edges of the frame and then take the hose of your vacuum cleaner to get rid of any further debris. You’re then ready to place clear self-adhesive hooks where needed to help fix your embellishments into place.
3. Pick out your decorations
Now for the really fun part - choosing your decorations! Creating arches around your door is a key concept in doorscaping, but how you choose to do that is entirely up to you. Balloons and flowers are the most popular trends, and both will create an amazing look when finished.
Ginger Ray’s Easter Bunny Balloon Arch Kit is a great option for those looking to create maximum impact with little effort. Each pack comes with 50 balloons in a variety of colours and sizes, 10 bunny ears which you can stick on the balloons to create cute bunnies and eucalyptus sprigs which you can weave throughout, giving the perfect finishing touch.
4. Make your own DIY spring wreath
Wreaths are an integral part of the doorscaping trend and rightly so, they look gorgeous! There are so many available online, but whilst we have a bit more time on our hands, we think now is the perfect chance to have a go at making your own. Take inspiration from creations like the one below, using stunning wild flowers and buds to create a picture perfect look.
If you’re not feeling crafty, why not support your local independent florist and opt for a bespoke handcrafted wreath. You could even try out an artificial one that can be reused each year.
5. Add a touch of sparkle with some lights
When it comes to doorscaping - less is definitely not more. Adding lighting to your spring doorscape will not only add a touch of sparkle, but it will also guarantee to turn the heads of neighbours and passers-by whether you go for timeless white fairy lights or some themed, seasonal lights.
There are no set rules on where is best to place your lights. They can look really elegant threaded around your wreath or within a glass bell jar, which you can place on your step or inside a porch window. Alternatively, wrap them around any plants you may have beside your door.
We can't wait to see what you come up with! Take a look at this wonderful shot from @creekmoorliving of our Cheltenham composite door in Chartwell green receiving the spring doorscaping treatment. If you’re feeling inspired by what you’ve seen, please do tag us on Instagram @safestyleukplc