Farmhouse Front Door Ideas That Will Make You Feel at Home

Farmhouse Front Doors

Looking for a way to give your home a gracious, eye-catching entrance? This collection of farm-fresh front doors promises to invite you in to sit a spell and savor some hospitality.

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Front Door With Sidelights

Farmhouse Front Doors

This two-story cottage wins hearts with just a glance. Who can resist that cheery paint, metal roof, and trimmed-out gables? With a sunny color on the siding, opt for a front door that is calm and inviting. This front door wisely wears a subdued mossy green hue. The earthy shade on this farmhouse font door with side lights balances the bright siding and crisp white trim and casings.

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Porch With a Screen Door

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Vintage signs and detailed woodwork above the front door give this generous farmhouse porch the feel of an old general store. Touches of red on the front door, pots of geraniums, and decorative throw pillows on a front-porch glider enliven the space. The red accents not only pop against the white-washed siding, but they also contrast deliciously with green window trim. A white-trimmed screen door finishes the farmhouse-style feel.

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Farmhouse Front Door in Robin's Egg Blue


You'll find robin's egg blue is a common color for porch ceilings in Southern homes. This home was inspired by those gracious homes and employed the light color on the front door and shutters for a Southern farmhouse feel. Blue hydrangeas in a window box and a colorful throw pillow pull the color scheme together. Installing shutters on an uneven surface, such as brick, may be difficult. When working with these conditions, it is best to use shutter fasteners for a strong hold.

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Going Incognito

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This wood-and-glass farmhouse front door nearly fades into the background as it's painted the same ivory hue as the rest of the house and could easily be mistaken for a window. But, wall-mounted lanterns and mammoth plant pots hint at the front door's location. Stained wood pillars give a color contrast to this farmhouse entrance without looking grandeaur.

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Hardware for Farmhouse Double Front Doors

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Iron strap hinges and tall escutcheons backing the doorknobs on a set of double doors imparts an old-fashioned, barn-like look to this front stoop. Hardware is often purposefully hidden, but doesn't it make a daring design statement when it's carefully considered and meant to be noticed? When selecting your iron strap hinges, be sure to check the packaging for weight restrictions. A door that exceeds the hinge's limit could break from its post.

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Black Farmhouse Front Door

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With such a cheery, sprawling exterior, the front door needs to draw attention and dark paint does the trick. This black farmhouse front door with sidelights catches the eye, even when it rests in shadow from the portico overhead. Be sure to use durable exterior paint for this project. Even storm doors cannot protect interior paint from the damaging effects of thunderstorms and normal wear and tear. Slim-line, wall-mounted lanterns ensure that guests are bathed in warm light.

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Curved Double Doors

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Double doors with a subtle arched top are a gracious entry to this brick home. They're painted just a shade darker than the surrounding facade for subtle definition; two copper lanterns flanking the doors give off warmth and sparkle. Find charming farmhouse light fixtures at a local thrift store and clean them up with a store-bought brass polish. A little bit of elbow grease can go a long way.

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Lovely, Dark, and Deep

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Dark hues draw the eye, so they're a good choice on a design element such as a front door that needs to be the focus of attention. These double doors are dressed in glossy black to match the mailbox and framed tile above, with just a crescent of glass at the top for relief. Continue the farmhouse style onto the porch with a reclaimed rocking chair in a striking color. Achieve the distressed look with thin layers of paint applied in uneven strokes.

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Classic Farmhouse Front Door

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It doesn't get much more classic than black shutters on a white house, and a black-painted door rounds out the timeless scheme. Windows on the door allow sunlight to stream inside even when the door is closed. For curb appeal that's not too modern, stick with a matte paint instead of a glossy finish.

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Farmhouse Front Door With Character


Hugged by a pair of antique louver shutters, this vintage farmhouse front door has the aged appearance of a longtime household companion. We love the personal touches: a hand-painted vine unfurling on the siding overhead, lace curtains obscuring the view through the door, and a rusty wire mailbox awaiting the mail carrier's daily delivery. Make a new door appear distressed by painting a thin layer of white over the existing color and then wiping the excess paint off with a rag or cheesecloth. The texture the cloth leaves behind is what gives this door a farmhouse feel.

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Door Duo

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A double layer of doors offers options when the weather warms up or cools off. Here, a white, barn-style door opens to reveal a screen door. Make your farmhouse front door even more welcoming by laying stepping stones in the yard. Measure and cut shallow patches of grass out of your yard with a garden spade and the stones will fit right in.

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Blue Front Door

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The shade of this gorgeous dusty blue farmhouse front door was inspired by the slate roofing tiles. The hue complements the abundant blooms in the front yard. Consider installing scalloped paneling to your front gable and detailed spandrels across the porch for a farmhouse-style look.

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French Flavor

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A pair of French doors huddle together at the front of this farmhouse, giving the impression of blurred lines between indoors and out. The doors and the transom above mirror the muntins in the windows on the rest of the house, effectively tying the design together. An unexpected splash of color comes from the porch floor in a dusty blue shade. Before laying the first coat of exterior floor or deck paint, be sure to sand the wood deck well to prevent bare feet from catching splinters.

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X Marks the Spot

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During warm months, a wooden screen door with an X-motif is the only barrier between the house and the gorgeous front porch. A handsome picket fence and classic brick path create a warm invitation to the home's farmhouse front door. If you love the look of a brick entrance, but don't love the cost of a professional to come do the job for you, know that this is one weekend project you can do.

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