Through the years, I’ve shown little restraint when it comes to dressing up my front door. I’ve embellished it with  mirrors, oil paintings, plates and platters, wreaths, lanterns, wall clocks and baskets of flowers, to name a few. For spring this year, I’m going for a simple, eye-catching look that only takes minutes to hang. Want to join me? Here are three super easy, darling designs to inspire you. Ring of Color

After a long, brutal winter, I can’t seem to get enough color in my life right now. So I’ve been drawn to this year’s array of brightly colored home accent pieces that sport vibrant hues like orange, magenta and teal. These peppy colors would look fabulous on your door this spring. And what could be easier than hanging a simple wreath made of flowers and fresh spring greens? I really like this happy wreath that features peach, tangerine and sunny yellow daisies. We secured the wreath to a nail in the door, and snap, we were done. You could also hang it from a festive ribbon tied to your front door knocker.

Romantic Flowers

Whenever I see hydrangea blossoms, I think of romance. We used mounds of hydrangeas when decorating our home for our daughter’s summer wedding. And my dear friends Gloria and Lynda, whose unenviable task it is to try to keep my garden alive, have planted some hearty hydrangeas in my yard that not even I have been able to kill. So when I saw this simple but beautiful hydrangea wreath at market, I had to order a stack of them. I like that it’s not too cutesy, thanks to the bare sticks that are woven throughout the wreath. You’ll be able to find lots of floral wreaths this year—we have lots of different looks at Nell Hill’s right now–but if you’re crafty, make your own! This hydrangea wreath is so pretty, you can hang it all by itself from a nail in your door or tie it to your door knocker. For added oomph, suspend it from a beautiful bow. If you want to play up the romance, pick an organza ribbon in pink or green. For a more natural look, pick a rustic burlap ribbon.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall …

Hanging a mirror on my front door is one of my favorite tricks because I like how they reflect the light, sparkling and catching the notice of passersby.

For this fun treatment, we started with a mirrored wall sconce that features delicate details, like leaves and flowers, fashioned from metal. When you hang your mirror, make sure to secure it well so it doesn’t flap in the wind. Also, protect your door by backing the mirror with felt.

This mirror would be lovely enough to feature alone. But we couldn’t resist the urge to add spring florals. So, we made a simple arrangement using assorted spring picks–greens and a delicate white flower. Then we finished it off with a black and white plaid bow.

Lively Lantern

Lanterns are another all-time-favorite tool to use on my front door. The visual team at Nell Hill’s Atchison picked this cute boxy lantern to hold a playful spring tableau. This beguiling scene features a small mirror, two irresistible frog figurines, some tiny potted ferns, a few flower blooms and moss. The fun continues on the top of the lantern, where we’ve created a spray of spring greens (and another frog!) tied up in a black and white plaid ribbon. All you need to create a whimsical display of your own is an empty lantern, some spring decorative accents and greens, and your own imagination.

Next Week … The march toward spring continues next week when I’ll share some ideas for creating spring tabletop displays and centerpieces.

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22 Responses to “Open the Door to Spring: Simple Treatments for Your Front Door”

  1. maureen Says:

    Love the mirror wreath. I have an old small mirror that I can reuse to mimic yours. Love the inspirational ideas. Keep them coming.

  2. Jerri Cooper Says:

    Love the mirror wreath. I have been looking for a mirror/sconce like that. Do you have that in the store?

  3. Deanna Says:

    Is the mirrored arrangement for sale in your store?

  4. Anna Says:

    I am interested in purchasing the hydrangea wreath, it is beautiful. Please let me know if one is available.

  5. Carol Walls Says:

    I am interested in purchasing the hydrangea wreath, as well. Please let me know the price.
    Thank you.

  6. Carole Davidson Says:

    I too am interested in purchasing the hydrangea wreath for the
    front door. Please let me know if you have some available and
    also the price. Thank you.

  7. linda d murphy Says:

    Old sprinkler cans look great with posies in them , for this time of year, as well.

  8. Mary Carol Says:

    Jerri–If you go to our website– and click on online shopping, you can purchase the mirror online under accents.

  9. Mary Carol Says:

    Deanna–We do not sell the arrangement put together–that picture was to give ideas– however, we do sell the mirror and much of the greens and floral in the stores

  10. Mary Carol Says:

    Carole and Carol—Unfortunately, we are sold out at the moment of hydrangea wreaths, however, we are in the process of seeing if we can get more in the stores. Please call the store @877-746-4320 for updated information.

  11. Carla Schock Says:

    Oh my…perfect timing! I’m so tired of my front door always looking the same.
    What about storm doors? I find it challenging to hang flowers on them and then the front door leaves little room for a floral wreath! Help!
    I have a side entrance too….(mud room). Standard Colonial. Should I decorate both?

  12. Mary Carol Says:

    Deanna–We do not sell that completed mirror/wreath, however, we do sell the mirror and the greens and some of the floral in the stores. Many times our ideas are for your inspiration.

  13. Kathryn Says:

    I purchased suction cup hooks from Walmart to hang my Christmas wreaths on my storm doors. They are in the hardware section and seemed work well if the items not too heavy.
    Mary carol I LOVE the mirror idea! genius!

  14. Barb and Don Says:

    Great ideas for inviting door decor, simply done! We are going out today to purchase materials for mimicking your charming hydrangea door wreath design…and we’ll try to replicate your model. Hope to get to your charming home store in Atchison soon. Your dazzling shop in Northland KC is fabulous as well, but we are traditionalists and we enjoy coming “home” to your store in the big A!

  15. Ruxana Oosman Says:

    LOVE the mirror wreath. Inspiring as always…

  16. Arleigh Heagany Says:

    Were the daisies and greens fresh in the floral wreath? So pretty!

  17. debbie Says:

    Want to paint the interior of my whole house. I like warm colors.
    What color should I paint – I have MC’s book Feather Your Nest but don’t know what some of the room colors. I kind of want a warm neutral that will pop the woodwork and show display pieces.

    Thank you,

  18. Mary Carol Says:

    Arleigh—Actually the flowers in the pictures are faux, gerber daisies and green stems we sell in the stores.

  19. Mary Carol Says:

    Hi Debbie–Two paint colors that would look great throughout your home would be our Nell Hills Artisan Missouri Bluffs, or our Sugar Cookie paints. Both from the warm category, very neutral and would really make the wood work pop! Go to ,the online shopping to view the colors.

  20. Pamela Jo Says:

    I love the hydrangea wreath, but I struggle with one major problem…I have an 8 foot tall door and I have not been able to find a wreath hanger that will position my wreaths correctly. Do you stock any longer wreath hangers than the standard size? (Hubby refuses to nail into the door or let me do a sticky hook – which aren’t usually strong enough anyway)
    Also, I would love to see you do some complete front porch and entry ideas for spring and summer. I am itching to make my dreary Denver winter go away and ways to make the front entryway spring-like (even before we can use real flowers here) would be much appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Pamela Jo

  21. Sharon Moser Says:

    I love the hydrangea wreath. Is it or the component available available for purchase? It would look great on my front door.
    Thank You,

  22. Sandi Hess Says:

    I GOT MY NEW DOOR WREATH DONE!!! I ‘did my own thing’ and made a mirror wreath for our black front door too and oh how it opens things up! Great idea! thank you thank you :-)

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