5 Tips on Updating Your Entryway the French Way

Sprucing up your entry way is a wonderful way to add curb appeal, increase your personal enjoyment of your home, and it doesn't have to cost a lot! While enjoying my vacation in France, I have come across so many beautiful examples of how the French make an impact on their entryway by making some simple design changes that pay off big time! 

Sprucing up your entry way is a wonderful way to add curb appeal, increase your personal enjoyment of your home, and it doesn't have to cost a lot! While enjoying my vacation in France, I have come across so many beautiful examples of how the French make an impact on their entryway by making some simple design changes that pay off big time! 

The first thing you can do - is paint your front door a beautiful stand out color that accentuates your home and draws attention to your entry way. Every where I look, the doors are either highly decorative or painted a beautiful color - and I absolutely love how it draws your eye! 

The first thing you can do - is paint your front door a beautiful stand out color that accentuates your home and draws attention to your entry way. Every where I look, the doors are either highly decorative or painted a beautiful color - and I absolutely love how it draws your eye! 

This is one of my favorite entry ways! Painted a beautiful white, this door's gorgeous design speaks for itself, while the lanterns and handrails finish off the entryway beautifully! I noticed this is a huge trend here - and the grate in front of the steps even adds to the decor! I think when the season calls for it, some beautiful bright flowers or lush greenery in those planters would make this entryway perfect! 

I love the idea of a statue or planter in a prominent place near your entryway - it creates a lovely focal point and can be a wonderful conversation starter! There are so many options out there to fit every taste, style of home, and budget. I also love the ivy and boxwoods that decorate this home - especially against the stone work. Trimming your boxwoods into unique shapes or even tame ones goes along way toward making your entry way appealing. 

 

Another easy change is your door hardware! There are so many different styles and options available that the choices are nearly limitless. Find a unique option that matches your style of home and get ready for the constant compliments!   

Another easy change is your door hardware! There are so many different styles and options available that the choices are nearly limitless. Find a unique option that matches your style of home and get ready for the constant compliments! 

 

Another fun option is to swap out your shutters for something new and different! I love all the different styles I have seen during this trip and how welcoming the entry ways are! I highly recommend exploring your options and updating your entryway for Spring! I hope you've enjoyed learning how to update your entryway by adding some beautiful French influence! 

Another fun option is to swap out your shutters for something new and different! I love all the different styles I have seen during this trip and how welcoming the entry ways are! I highly recommend exploring your options and updating your entryway for Spring! I hope you've enjoyed learning how to update your entryway by adding some beautiful French influence!