I was walking out the front door this morning and saw the same decals on the front door of my father-in-law's home that have been there since…forever. They are old decals of Valentine-type cherub's shooting arrows among an American flag decal, and a set or two of flower decals, and other images I can’t picture right now. Pretty much a hodge-podge of images on the glass that have been there far too long.
This got me to thinking about what kinds of more modern decals that can be added to the front door. I actually found a bunch depending on your use. Most were on Etsy.com if any of you decide you want to go find these.
The six I chose were for different reasons:
"Welcome" - A traditional, hello-and-come-in kind of greeting. It can make someone feel, well, welcome before they even come through the door. This led me to add the "Welcome" with the little birdie because it offered just a little more visually but not too much.
"PLEASE USE SIDE DOOR" - Although this probably wouldn't be used for a home, it is a nice touch for a business that has this kind of set up. No need for some ugly sign (not that they are ALL ugly) and put something classy-looking on the door.
"No. 442" - This one caught my eye because I love the idea of calling the home "No." something. Makes me think the home is European or part of some grand area. Could be just me, but I really liked the idea.
"hello" - Like the "Welcome" one, I like the simple greeting. I even saw one that simply said "Hi." I also saw these particular ones in different areas of the door as if a by-the-way greeting instead of a BIG "Welcome" in the middle. Like one placed the “Hello” in the bottom right of the door. Almost like secret greeting.
"Merry Christmas" – An interesting idea is to use these decals for the holidays. I saw one that said "Gobble" and the front door area was decorated for the fall. I love the idea of the door changing its words as much as its decoration depending on the season.
Think about your door, and what you want it to say--literally and figuratively. These decals may just add a little extra without taking up a log of space in a hodge-podge kind of way.
Miscelleana Rhinehart loves finding little ways to decorate her future home while she finds some time to add content to blogs to reach Long Island Honda fans.
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