Inviting Coastal Entries
Make a stylish first impression with our ideas for an elegant entryway.
A beautiful front door, like this bright aqua-hued one, can transform the look of your entire home. A unique starfish wreath ties in the coast.
A red door with mullioned windowpanes lets additional light into a welcoming entryway. The bright, plaid doormat brings the home’s interior decorating scheme outdoors.
Let your interior decor inspire your outdoor entry. Artistic window dressings on a royal blue front door invites visitors into this textile design studio and echoes the whimsical colors inside.
A bright door gives added character to this shingle-style home. Painted shrimp pink, this one adds personality and contrasts sharply, drawing attention to the entrance.
Add Caribbean character to your outdoor entry with a few fresh coats of turquoise paint for a statement entry. This tropical hue combined with island accents such as a curvaceous metal porch bench makes for a welcoming invitation to paradise.
Lively coral Dutch doors flanked by black-green panels provide bold contrast for a strong style statement. Matching potted plants soften this entryway and lend additional color.
To make your home really stand out, select two analogous colors for the exterior, and a complementary hue for accent doors and shutters. Choose bright, fun colors to remind you of the islands.
A small overhang with a cedar shake roof adds beauty and function to this entry, providing both an eye-catching element and cover in inclement weather.
Tall hedges and bougainvillea frame a traditional wood front door, creating a pretty garden-like entry and adding a pop of color.
There's no shortage of charm in this cottage-style entry. Beaded board and Dutch doors exude classic beach house comfort.
Go for a classic color scheme of red, white, and blue for some patriotic flair. Furniture and accessories make a great way to add pops of color. Remember: A little color goes a long way on a front door, so choose wisely. For a sophisticated look, opt for subtle tones.
Brown shutter-style front gates mimic this home’s sliding plantation shutters and continue the neutral color scheme.
Take a cue from the coast. Paint your front door a sea-inspired shade for an instant upgrade with minimal effort. Hooks and baskets help keep towels, coats, flip-flops, and other essentials from crowding the entryway.
Keep bugs out and still let breezes in with a screen in front of a Dutch-style front door. A porch with light green walls and a dark green floor add subtle contrast to this bright white beach house.
Custom black ironwork and a low, lime-washed stone wall make a dramatic entrance to a formal garden at this Spanish-inspired home on the Georgia coast. Clipped boxwood hedges and Meyer lemon trees in aged Italian terra-cotta pots surround a limestone fountain for an added statement.