Door decorations are a cheap decorating idea

Door decorations are a cheap decorating idea

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Jun 22, 2013 at 2:06 AM PDT
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If you're researching for economical decorating ideas then begin with your front door. Nothing is more friendly to a visitor than when you express your love for the seasons or the holiday seasons with a little front door decorating. Add a new, clean look with a spray of daisies for summer or bring to mind spring with a natural garden look containing eucalyptus. Pine cones in winter or leaves, dried grasses and burlap for fall are just some of the thousands of low-cost ideas on hand.

Front entrance decoration can be literally anything from a basket, a greenery-filled can, some twisted chain, a modest piece of painted wood to an elaborate combination of colored flags, flowers, shells or ornaments. The chances for inventiveness are virtually unlimited.

You don't need to be an artist or an interior designer to find a great look that's reasonably priced to assemble and that will go with your tastes for any celebration. Plenty of ideas can be found on the internet and you've certainly noticed what other folks are doing in your own area, local shops, restaurants and other business establishments that want to provide a warm, friendly welcoming.

Door decorating ideas can be specific to a celebration or season (recommended) or they can be made to tie into the motif of your home. There's nothing inappropriate with either method but those crafted to suit a seasonal celebration will garner the attention first of those lucky enough to see it. The door decorations that are more tailored to fit a home's design and theme are not quite as distinguished as they will blend into rather than stand out from your home's exterior.

Here are a few tips when taking into consideration door decorations. First, if you have a front door, under cover of an overhang or porch, then ribbons and fabric decorations will withstand the weather as well as fading from direct sunlight better. Consider how much exposure your door decoration will get from the elements.

Second, if you want to preserve any warranty on your front door, don't hammer a nail in it to hang your decorations. Door decorating hangers, which fit over the top of your door and won't impact its closing, are very cheap -- fishing line can also be hung from a not-so-obvious tack at the top of your door to hang your decoration.

Using hot glue to secure features displayed a door decoration itself is surprisingly water resistant and shrink resistant when exposed to the elements. Glue rods and glue guns are available in the craft section of any retailer or craft store starting at around $3.00. A great place to start a door decorating project would be to look around the house. You'll probably find most if not all the makings for a great design.

The biggest benefit from door decorating, besides the fact that this is a cheap decorating idea, is that it makes someone feel welcome and sets the tone for anyone you greet at your front door.

heath41kory is based in Los Angeles, California, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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