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Painted front doors bring colour and charm to your home's curb appeal, but what shades should we steer clear of when wanting to create that all-important first impression?
According to Caroline Campbell, Head of Interiors at Tonik Associates, if you want to make your front entry more welcoming it is best to avoid plain white doors. It might seem like a safe option, but Caroline calls it a "wasted opportunity".
"The worst colour for a front door has to be no colour at all," Caroline tells Ideal Home. "What's worse than a white front door, it's such a wasted opportunity! The front door is one of the most important aspects of your home. So why not stand out from the crowd?"
If you are deciding on a paint colour, the team at Ronseal explain that the best colour to go for is blue. Not only will it make your home stand out from the crowd, but research conducted by Sell House Fast found that a blue door could boost your house value by a whopping £4,000.
Reaching for the paint brush? Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux adds: "Spring has a smile on its face and doors painted in spring shades put a smile on the face of your house. Colours like petal pinks, soft organic greens and pale sky blues are what the best-dressed doors are wearing this spring."
Painting the front door might seem like an easy DIY task, but it's vital if you're looking to sell your home. "When it comes to property, the exterior of the home can shape a buyer's first impression and their experience of viewing the home," Nima Ghasri, director at GoodMove says. "By looking from the outside in, homeowners can have their property stand out from the competition and become more attractive to prospective buyers!"
For a spring wreath that will last a lifetime (if properly looked after), go for this knitted version. It has a 100% merino wool base and faux flowers attached for decoration. It looks lovely hung on a door – although make sure you clean the surface so it doesn't get dirty – or as a table centrepiece.
Want to make your own spring wreath to use as an Easter decoration? This kit creates a rustic 25cm wreath using a vine base, mini terracotta pots, a mini natural nest, a wooden birdhouse and an assortment of feathers, eggs, twigs and dried flowers.
This felt spring wreath is fun and vibrant and will last for years. The pastel colours are perfect for Easter and the kit comes with detailed instructions to help you replicate it at home.
A spring wreath with lights in for an extra something? This faux lavender wreath is just that. The purple and green are perfectly contrasting. The micro lights are sold separately here.
This spring wreath with dried flowers and green ribbon, attached to a gold ring, is simplistic and stylish. It comes as a letterbox delivery to be assembled at home.
According to the seller, this handmade wreath is "blossoming with sherbet yellow roses."
"Made from natural materials for a reusable alternative to fresh arrangements. This natural wreath is the perfect Easter decoration for a rustic style home, stylish city townhouse and everything in-between."
Why not go for an alternative wreath display with this flat hanging option? Hung in a porch or indoor above the dining table, it's sure to make a beautiful Easter decoration. Try adding adding micro lights to it – sold separately here.
Bright, bold and beautiful, this spring wreath makes a real statement using dried flowers attached to a rattan base. It features limonium, grasses, wheat and delicate dried flowers.
This artificial hydrangea wreath packs a bold punch on anyone's door for spring or Easter.
If you're a fan of a more natural look when it comes to your spring wreath, this fresh DIY kit makes a big, blousy door adornment.
Simple and fun, this Easter bunny-shaped wreath is made using gold wire and decorated with faux foliage and pastel flowers. It's the perfect signpost for the start of an Easter egg hunt.
Simple, elegant and stylish, you can add more decoration to this rattan wreath or opt for less is more. It's great for indoors or outdoors.
This handmade spring-inspired wreath is a celebration of pine cones. They have been painted in pastel colours. The maker advises this wreath is best hung under a porch to protect it from rain and bad weather.
An alternative to flowers and foliage, this felt pom pom spring or Easter wreath can be carefully stored and used again year-after-year and for other annual celebrations. Hang it on a wall or place it flat and use it as a table centerpiece.
This dried heart-shaped wreath can be used all year round. Keep it away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight and this dried wreath will last for years.
A simple option, this wild, natural and rustic spring wreath crafted from catkins can be used as a complete decoration or as a wreath base for further foliage to be added to.
This Easter wreath has that rustic woodland look, covered in hand painted artificial eggs, larch cones, hedgerow twigs, guinea fowl feathers on a base of natural green, dried moss.
Another rustic option, this Easter wreath is made from painted cones, artificial eggs, natural lichen twigs, moss and spotty feathers.
Super simple but also stylish and classic this wire wreath with foliage is understated and timeless.
This spring wreath lights up! Made with faux lavender and spring foliage, it's adorned with 50 micro lights for a warm glow.
In the shape of a bunny head, this wreath incorporates woven wood and faux flowers. Paired with bendable micro lights, this bunny can be brought to life by simply entwining the lights around the wreath and illuminating for a cosy glow each evening.
Full, bright and blooming, this faux tulip wreath is spring all over.
Made to order, this wreath is made up of yellow daisies, purple and white pansies, purple anethum, bamboo plant, lavender ruscus plant, lavender wax flower buds, yellow gypsophila and purple astilbe.