You may not realize it, but the doors in your home are begging for new accessories. Door hardware doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being decorative, but with decorative hardware now available, it’s the perfect way to spruce up an outdated door, or add that extra pizazz to a newer piece. Your doors are the first thing that visitors to your home see, so it’s important that they leave a good impression on those that see them. The perfect place to start with a home makeover is at the entry to your home.
The first aspect of the door that most people think of is door handles. This notoriously round, brass piece has certainly come a long way over the years and is available in a ton of decorative styles, colors, and patterns. Adding lever door handles is a way to add a new, interesting element to a door without sacrificing function. When considering new door hardware, remember that there are no rules that go along with choosing new pieces. Doors are home accents, so treat them as you would treat an end table or a coffee table. Think of the decorative hardware as a pretty lamp on the end table, or a floral centerpiece in the middle of the coffee table. They add an interesting element to an otherwise standard piece in the home. Just like adding knickknacks to a bookshelf, you’re adding visually pleasing design to your entryways. By replacing your current standard door hardware with decorative hardware, you’ll be giving your space an instant home makeover without the hassle or cost of a home remodeling project. The installation of the new decorative hardware is a great do it yourself project, and can be accomplished in one day with minimal set up and clean up.
However, if you are considering a big home remodeling project, don’t let your doors get lost in the shuffle. If you’re updating your entire home’s look – it’s a good idea to give your door hardware an update. Even if you’re just replacing your door handles, you are instantly updating the look and feel of your entry way. This is what visitors into your home see first, and door hardware definitely makes a difference. Home accents are so much more than artwork, plants, and table coverings. As a homeowner, it’s important to concentrate on the details of your home in order to pull together your entire décor. Details, like door handles, impact your overall design or theme greatly. Although they may not be the first thing the eye notices, if you have decorative hardware, it certainly makes your space look much more planned and pulled together. Isn’t this what we, as homeowners, strive for? An organized, well designed space? This is easily accomplished through the right home accents.
Do it yourself projects are also a great way to feel like you have made a positive change on your home makeover project. Although some projects call for the assistance of professionals, installing things, like door hardware, is a great way to add accent into your home without diving into a project you’re unsure about. With easy installation, minimal tool requirements, and fast and easy clean-up, installing decorative hardware is a perfect do it yourself project.
So whether you are considering a entire home remodeling project or just looking for a quick and easy do it yourself project to add some added detail and excitement into your home, decorative hardware for your doors is definitely an option to consider. Remember to think of your doors as a blank canvas for decorative door handles and other door hardware that act as the perfect home accent.