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Deck the Doors

One of the things I particularly love about the countdown to Christmas is seeing how all the houses on the street transform. Trees and twinkling fairy lights in the windows. Wreaths of all the colours of Christmas on the doors. Bought on the High Street or local florist or craft fair. Others hand made at a wreath making workshop, which are all the rage at the moment. One thing they have in common. They all create a sparkling first impression that deserves a second look.

First Impressions are Lasting Impressions

Besides being the gateway to a property, the front door provides the first exclamation mark of the entry procession. That’s why I believe function should harmonise with form to create #househarmony.

Not all of us have the opportunity to choose our front doors but if you do take great pride in choosing one that reflects you.  If you pay attention to the little things, then at the very first moment that someone comes to your home they’ll have made an impression. In an instant. You’re in charge of that first impression. 

Knock! Knock! Ding! Dong!

December is the one month when we probably think about, look at and open our front door more than any other time of the year. To the postman delivering parcels that won’t fit through the letter box. To carol singers singing carols and collecting for charity. To neighbours popping round with cards and home made mince pies. To friends dropping presents round. And of course, the family full of cheer ready to tuck into turkey and all the trimmings.

What is your door saying?

Windows are the eyes of a property. They let in the light and provide a view of the world on your doorstep. Doors are ‘The Mouth of Chi’. They speak volumes. Not just at Christmas but 365 days of the year.

So take a look at your front door and ask yourself if it is conveying the right message. Is it tough enough to withstand the elements yet handsome enough to make a great first impression.