This post is a part of my ongoing series on home decor, but contains sponsored content. All opinions expressed are my own.
I loved writing about home decor and stylishly spruce up a space recently with fashionable prints, but I have to say the part of my house that inspires me most are the textured glass doors that I glance at as I drink my warm glass of chai daily. I’m about to explain why.
There’s one statement I always say about fashion: what you wear is a way of communicating with someone without having to say a word–it’s a first impression of sorts. The doors of your house are exactly the same.
I know what you’re thinking: “They’re just doors! How am I supposed to get them to say something?”
There’s always a way to add a touch of personality to your doors, or entry way in general. Here are some factors to take into account when designing and, more importantly, personalizing your door:
- The type of glass you choose (here’s a site that has some great varieties of glass)
The type of glass you choose can say a lot about your personality. If you’re choosing translucent frosted glass, this means only half the light is able to pass through, and thus seeing through the door into your home is hard. Perhaps that could indicate something about how you’re a bright and positive, yet private person! Alternately, stained glass is a great option for those who are extremely creative and colorful. Stained glass is definitely among my favorites, too. There are so many other kinds of glass types for doors, and I’d encourage you to get creative and find one that says something about who you are.
- The decorations you put on it (during the holidays or, just, year-round)
As an Indian American, it’s always been fun to decorate my door and entry way for both US and Indian holidays I celebrate. During Diwali, my family and I enjoy lighting candles just near the door. During Christmas, we enjoy putting a beautiful wreath on our door, and during Halloween, we always try something new and innovative! This year, we didn’t add anything directly on our door, but we carved Disney-themed pumpkins to place just on the doorstep. Though, I wish I would have done something minimal and cool like this:
- The color of wood you choose
From medium brown, to red and even white, the color of wood your door has can also be an indicator of your personality. Red is a color best known to represent passion, while white is a color that symbolizes innocence. Brown is associated with strength and reliability. What “wood” you want people to equate you with?
Speaking of doors and colors, I’ve told you how much I love the color blue. When I was in Paris for fashion week last year, I had to take a picture in front of these soothing blue doors!
I want to remind you that doors are just the first place to start when it comes to stylishly sprucing up your space. Still, I figured this would be a lovely place to continue our discussion on home decor since doors, like I mentioned, are a first impression of sorts.
So whether you’re moving to a new place, or are just looking to revamp your current one, I’d definitely say–start with fabricating (or re-fabricating) your perfect door!