In a Front Door Design Rut? We've Got Summer Wreath Inspo You'll Love

Welcome summer with a fresh front door.

Summer officially arrives today, which means it’s time to finish up those last-minute preparations around the house. For me, that looks like finally taking down my spring decor and replacing it with fresh, warm-weather flair. Most recently, I’ve been brainstorming ideas for a new summer wreath. Today, I’m sharing some inspiration I've collected in the process. Take a look, and see what you think.

Say Hello

Lend a touch of whimsy to your front door with a wreath that says, “Hello.” This simple, inexpensive project starts with an object you may already have lying around: a hula-hoop.

Double Hoops

Embroidery hoops are a must for the modern wreath-maker. Change it up a bit by incorporating two hoops in your wreath design.

Taste the Tropics

Play up the warm weather, and go tropical with your wreath, opting for palm leaves and tropical flowers.

Peachy Keen

Peach-colored blooms (faux or real) pair beautifully with the muted gray-green color of eucalyptus leaves.

Big Blooms

For a powerful impact, choose a wreath with a full body and large blooms. Here, eucalyptus leaves create fullness, while large pink peonies offer a pretty punch of color.

Go Faux

Have trouble keeping plants alive? Make this easy faux succulent wreath that requires no green thumb and will last forever.

Aromatic Herbs

Greet guests with the scent of fresh summer herbs, like rosemary and lavender.

Less Is More

Let your wood hoop shine through with a sparse covering of greenery and a small bunch of flowers. The barely-there look feels fresh and current.

Boxwood Beauty

Aiming for a classic, timeless feel? You can’t go wrong with a boxwood wreath.

Under Wraps

Wrap part of your hoop in twine for a natural touch.

Felt Flowers

Felt is a fun way to go faux with your flowers. Craft your own blooms or buy them pre-made.

Fresh-Squeezed

Flowers aren’t the only way to bring color to your wreath — consider vibrant citrus fruits for the summer months. Faux fruits will last you all season long and save for next year, too.

Cool in Copper

Copper pipes and a triangular shape give this unconventional wreath an ultra-trendy look. Swap in flowers or greenery of your choice.

Halfsies

Take a minimalist approach to wreath-making by only filling the bottom half of the wreath. Keep your design and colors simple.

Mod Wire

Try a thin wire for your wreath form for a modern feel. Don’t worry if the wire bends a bit in the crafting process; the imperfections will give your finished product character.

Boho Vibes

Create a bohemian aesthetic at your home’s entry with a peace sign-shaped wreath. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make.

Styled Hanger

Don’t forget to craft a cutesy hanger for your wreath. Here, burlap and rope ensure this metal-based wreath is hanging in style.

Asymmetrical Edge

Do you like cool, unexpected design? Try an asymmetrical wreath for an automatic touch of edginess.

Mini Pots

Don’t limit yourself to a classic wreath. Fresh takes on the wreath, like this one featuring mini potted plants, will add major interest to your entry.

Monogram It

Another modern take on the classic wreath is the monogram. For this DIY project, a hollowed monogram is filled with living succulents for a natural touch.

Fabulous Front Doors

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Come on in! HGTV Magazine shares its favorite front door decor that adds curb appeal to your home and welcomes guests in style.

Front Door

DP-40 fiberglass exterior door, $253, jeld-wen.com for stores; Paint: Citron by Behr; Baldwin Boston entrance trim set in lifetime polished brass, from $270, handlesets.com. Click here to see how to make this DIY welcome mat.

Photo By: Door, mat: Thomas Liggett

Doorbell

Harvey round doorbell in brass, $14, signature hardware.com

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

House Numbers

Special Lite 3" numbers in brass, $6.50 each, wayfair.com

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Planter

Banda 12"H x 14 1/2"-diameter planter, $50, crateandbarrel.com. Shown with a hydrangea.

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Porch Light

Olivia 13"-diameter metal star pendant, $149, potterybarn.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

All-Weather Rocker

All-natural teak rocking chair, $399, grandinroad.com

Photo By: Coutesy of the manufacturer

Outdoor Pillow

Jordan Manufacturing sea cilantro 16" x 16" polyester pillow, $22, outdoorpillowsonly.com

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Front Door

Steel Smooth pine door, $133, jeld-wen.com for stores; Paint: Major Blue by Sherwin-Williams; Camelot brass handleset in satin nickel, $139, schlage.com

Photo By: Door: J Muckle/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Mystic Stars coir mat, $32, tag2u.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Mailbox

GDM Mailbox Company Newport stainless steel mailbox, $89, wayfair.com; house numbers and border: vinyl decals, $3, vinylconcepts.etsy.com

Photo By: J Muckle/Studio D

Doorbell

Sunface doorbell ringer in nickel silver, $55, michaelhealy.com

Photo By: J Muckle/Studio D

Birdhouse

Wooden 10"-tall birdhouse with bunting, $50, plowandhearth.com

Photo By: Birdhouse: J Muckle/Studio D; bird: Shutterstock

Porch Light

Millennium Lighting Radial Wave Shade 12"-diameter pendant in satin red, $80, atgstores.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Outdoor Pillow

Designed for Outdoors Blue Stripes 12" x 20" polyester pillow, $61, outdoorpillowsonly.com

Photo By: J Muckle/Studio D

Rattan Chair

Casbah chair in light brown, $120, pier1.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Front Door

Classic Craft Canvas Collection fiberglass entry door, $387, thermatru.com for stores; Paint: Instant Delight by Behr; Reserve Cottonwood handle set in dark bronze finish, $330, baldwinhardware.com for stores

Photo By: Door: J Muckle/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Orchard doormat, $34, garnethill.com

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Outdoor Clock

Spiral 14"-diameter aluminum clock in French bronze finish, $79, grandinroad.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Table and Planter

Satellite 16"H x 18"-diameter polyethylene outdoor end table in red, $199, roomandboard.com; Night blue 8"-tall ceramic planter, $17, lowes.com. Shown filled with mums.

Photo By: Planter: Ben Goldstein/Studio D; mums: Shutterstock

Porch Light

Wheeler Dino 14"-diameter steel wall sconce in cobalt blue, $233, barnlightelectric.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Doorbell

Company’s Coming Maple Leaf polyresin doorbell, $18, doorbellfactory.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

House Numbers

Mission 5 1/2"-tall oil-rubbed bronze house numbers, $15.50 each, atlas homewares.com for stores

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Front Door

Masonite Belleville Oak textured 2-panel door, $479, homedepot.com; Paint: Candy Corn by Pittsburgh Paints; Woodward I handleset in oil-rubbed bronze, $283, weslock.com for stores. Click here for this “batty” white pumpkin and more DIY pumpkin ideas.

Photo By: Door: J Muckle/Studio D; pumpkin: Chris Eckert/Studio D

Doorbell

Leaf Filigree brass doorbell button, $50, rejuvenation.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Welcome Mat

Entryways Sweet Home Pumpkin Pattern coir doormat, $24.50, wayfair.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Porch Light

Birds on Branch 14"H x 9"-diameter aluminum outdoor lantern in weathered brown with seeded glass, $165, shadesoflight.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Lanterns

Savoy Square weathered zinc lanterns, from $59, restorationhardware.com. Shown here, filled with gourds and mini pumpkins.

Photo By: J Muckle/Studio D

Wood Chair

Ängsö pine chair in black-brown, $75, ikea.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Pillow

Pillow Perfect 18 1/2" x 18 1/2" polyester pillow, $44 for a set of 2, wayfair.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Front Door

Classic-Craft Canvas Collection fiberglass entry door, $387, thermatru.com for stores; Paint: Ultra Violet by Mythic Paint; Canterbury entry set in satin nickel, $380, baldwinhardware.com for stores

Photo By: Door: Aaron Graubart/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Entryways Rainbow coconut fiber doormat, $40.50, wayfair.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

House Numbers

Porcelain 3 1/4"-tall house tiles, $55 for a set of 3 with bracket, rejuvenation.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Door Knocker

Pinecone door knocker in nickel silver, $145, michaelhealy.com

Photo By: Aaron Graubart/Studio D

Potted Topiary

Fluted 18 1/2"H x 13 1/4"-diameter resin urn, $80, Tealeaf double ball 32"-tall faux topiary, $90, both improvementscatalog.com

Photo By: Courtesty of the manufacturer

Bench

All Things Cedar 52"W x 26"D x 37"Hcedar bench, $229, atgstores.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Outdoor Pillow

Cayenne 18" x 18" canvas pillow, $67, lampsplus.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Mailbox

No. 10 aluminum letter box in bright silver, $250, houseart.net

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Porch Light

Claybourne 6"-tall aluminum pendant, $310, rejuvenation.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Front Door

Exterior Traditional Shaker door, from $400, simpsondoor.com for stores; Paint: Candy Cane by Kelly-Moore Paints; Baldwin Atlanta Mortise handleset in lifetime polished brass, $330, handlesets.com; Wreath: Multicolor jewel-tone 24"-diameter shatterproof ornament wreath, $60, christmascentral.com

Photo By: Door, wreath: Aaron Graubart/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Nordic Winter Estate 18" x 40" coir mat, $46, tag2u.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Doorbell

Radiant Design doorbell cover in polished brass, $11.50, houseofantiquehardware.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Porch Light

Silverton 16"-tall old brass sconce with frosted fluted shade, $260, rejuvenation.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Sled

Dash Runnered 38"-long wood sled, $109, llbean.com

Photo By: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D

Outdoor Thermometer

8 1/2"-diameter brasswall thermometer, $118, shopterrain.com

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Lantern

Red Harlequin 8"W x 8"D x 17 1/2"H iron and glass lantern, $25, pier1.com

Photo By: Alison Gootee/Studio D

House Numbers

4"-tall numbers in polished brass, $7.50 each, houseofantiquehardware.com

Photo By: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Front Door

33 SDF all-panel wood door, $417, roguevalleydoor.com for stores; Paint: Air Kiss by Valspar; Emtek Lafayette Wrought Steel handleset in flat black finish, $266, thehardwarehut.com. Click here to see how to make this wreath and 11 others.

Photo By: Door, wreath: J Muckle/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Navaho coir mat, $33, tag2u.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Address Plaque

Montagu Metal Products Cambridge 4 1/2" x 7" sand cast aluminum address plaque in sea blue/silver, $37, wayfair.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Wind Chime

Red Carpet Studio 32" spiral wind chime with heart crystals, $25, casa.com

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Boot Scape

Scottie dog cast iron boot scrape, $50, rejuvenation.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Steel Chair

Läckö chair, $30, ikea.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Outdoor Pillow

Lava Snowflakes in a Row 18" x 18" polyester pillow, $35, plowandhearth.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Log Holder

Iron Cabin 17 3/4"W x 12 1/4"D x 24"H log holder, $248, shopterrain.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Front Door

4082A primed poplar two-panel arched exterior door, $476, roguevalleydoor.com for stores; Paint: Sunny Saturday by Mythic Paint; Emtek 4212 Melrose entry handleset in satin nickel finish, $316, and Brass Accents 8" traditional doctor’s knocker in satin nickel finish, $55, both build.com

Photo By: Door: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Garden Estate 18" x 40" coir doormat, $44, tag2u.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Mailbox

Gibraltar d’Elegance wall mount steel mailbox, $40, acehardware.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Birdhouse

Pitch 7 3/4"W x 5"D x 7"H polyethylene birdhouse in leaf, $79, lolldesigns.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Bench and Outdoor Pillow

Bench: Amalfi 48"W x 25 1/2"D x 35 1/2"H wood bench in pesto, $199, grandinroad.com; Pillow; Amy Sia Ikat 16" x 16" polyester pillow in tangerine, $45, denydesigns.com

Photo By: Pillow: Aaron Graubart/Studio D; bench: courtesy of the manufacturer

Porch Light

Dean Clear Schoolhouse 14"-diameter light with 12" stem in bronze finish, $177, barnlightelectric.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Planeter

Saabira 15 1/2"H x 15"-diameter fiberstone planter, $70, crateandbarrel.com. trying filling yours with boxwood.

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Front Door

Architect Series Plank 2 Panel Arch fiberglass entry door, $1,260, pella.com for stores; Paint: Canopy Green by True Value; Schlage Brookshire exterior handleset in matte black, $121, amazon.com

Photo By: Door: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Wildflower 18" x 40" coir mat, $32, tag2u.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Porch Light

Classic 11" x 18" iron and glass pendant, $299, potterybarn.com

Photo By: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D

Door Knocker

Woodpecker 2 3/4" x 7 1/2" brass knocker, $40, anthropologie.com

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Chair

Mint Garden cast-iron chair, $198, shopterrain.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Outdoor Pillow

Vy La Bright Breezy Yellow 16" x 16" polyester pillow, $45, denydesigns.com

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Boot Tray

34 1/4"W x 14 1/4"D x 2"H rubber boot tray, $28, ballarddesigns.com; Freeport Wellie boots in ember sand dollar, $69, llbean.co

Clock

Luis 15 1/4"-diameter powder-coated zinc-plated outdoor wall clock with antique iron finish, $309, grandinroad.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Front Door

Traditional Shaker 730 exterior entry door, from $450, simpsondoor.com for stores; Paint: (door) Really Teal and (diamond pattern) Reflecting Pool, both by Sherwin-Williams; Emtek s40100 Davos Style stainless steel entry set, $316, build.com. Click next to learn how to create this painted pattern.

Photo By: Door, flower pot: Marko Metzinger; doorbell: Aaron Graubart; others: courtesy of the manufacturers

Painting How-To

Paint the door panels a light color; let dry. Using a ruler, find the center of each panel. Mark that point with a pencil, then draw a vertical line and horizontal line through the point. Using 1-inch painter’s tape, place a 1-inch diamond square in the center. Then, using your pencil lines as a guide, tape off additional diamond squares so they’re equidistant from one another. Repeat for each panel. Paint the panels and the rest of the door a dark color. Peel off the tape while the paint is still slightly wet.

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Geometric Diamond coir mat, $32, tag2u.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

House Numbers

4"-tall brass house numbers in satin nickel finish, $9.50 each, houseofantiquehardware.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Birdhouse

Pratone 11"H x 6"-diameter earthenware birdhouse in blue, $40, anthropologie.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Flower Pot

Dotted 6"W x 3 1/2"D x 7 1/2"H zinc wall bucket (with a built-in loop on the back for hanging), $10, shopterrain.com. We planted orange tulips in ours.

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Porch Light

Thomasville Lighting Bay Court 12 3/4"H x 8 3/4"-diameter glass and die-cast aluminum pendant in brushed nickel finish, $231, lowes.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Doorbell

Oval Floral 4" x 2?1/2" brass doorbell in brushed nickel finish, $41, doorbellfactory.com

Photo By: Aaron Graubart/Studio D

Ourdoor Pillow

Cabana 17" x 17" polyester pillow in jade, $20, pier1.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Chair

Marais A sheet steel side chair in hot dipped galvanized finish, $155, industrywest.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Front Door

Smooth-Star S93 two-panel fiberglass entry door, $362, thermatru.com for stores; Paint: Devine Flamingo by Devine Color; Defiant Wilmington polished brass entry door handle set, $50, homedepot.com; Starfish brass knocker, $105, michaelhealy.com; Baldwin 0012 13" x 3 5/8" letter box plate in lifetime polished brass, $53.50, build.com

Photo By: door, pillows, Marko Metzinger/Studio D; mat, Philip Friedman/Studio D

Welcome Mat

Rio Stripe coir and rubber doormat, $31, sprouthome.com

Photo By: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Outdoor Clock

Time & Tide 5 3/4"-diameter brass and glass clock, $98, shopterrain.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Planter

Ripple 5 1/2"H x 5 1/2"-diameter terra-cotta planter in aqua, $8, cb2.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Stool

Milk 16"H x 14"-diameter polyethylene stool in apple, $184, lolldesigns.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Wind Chime

Handcrafted Fiesta 24"H x 9 1/2"-diameter capiz chandelier shade, $54, connectedgoods.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

House Number Pillows

Number 15" x 15" burlap pillows in dahlia, $29 each, twopeachesdesign.etsy.com

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Wicker Settee

Eden Beach 51"W x 30"D x 35"H synthetic wicker and iron settee, $380, and Calliope Deluxe settee cushion in ivory, $90, both pier1.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Front Door

Jeld-Wen six-panel primed steel entry door with large pet door, from $441, homedepot.com; paint: Brilliant Sunshine by Clark + Kensington; Schlage Century zinc handleset in satin nickel finish, $160, amazon.com

Photo By: Door: Marko Metzinger/Studio D; Flowers: Ball Horticultural; Others: Courtesy of the manufacturers

Welcome Mat

Nautical Rope polypropylene doormat, $49, llbean.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Porch Light

Tuscany Modern 6 1/2"-diameter aluminum pendant in buttery yellow, from $189, barnlightelectric.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

House Numbers

7 1/4"-tall cast-aluminum house numbers, $10 each, cb2.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Planter and Flowers

Nantucket Square 16"W x 16"D x 16"H polyethylene planter in neptune blue, $99, grandinroad.com. Planted here is Starlet burgundy petunias, Namid early yellow bidens, and MiniFamous lavender blue calibrachoa.

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer (flowers: Ball Horticultural)

Outdoor Chair

Chevron Riviera rattan and woven plastic chair in navy, $225, serenaandlily.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Signs

Dogs 3" x 5 1/2" cast-iron sign, $24, and Welcome 3" x 9 3/4" cast-iron sign, $38, both shopterrain.com.

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

Pet Water Bowl

Dipper ceramic bowl in hello yellow, from $18, waggo.com

Photo By: Courtesy of the manufacturer

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