12 Exterior Doors That Make a Statement

While any old doors will provide passage to and from your home, high-style doors can make a great first impression and offer a sneak peek at your home's interior decor. Browse photos of distinctive doors to get ideas for your own home.

  • Wooden Door with Lantern Sconces

    Symmetrical Accents

    Rate My Space user sammer99 accentuated this dramatic wooden door by framing it with a pair of lanterns and tall, red pots overflowing with colorful plants.

  • Red Front Door

    Feng Shui Front Door

    A red front door is thought to invite good energy in feng shui. Unique details, such as a sleek handle actually designed for an appliance, make this custom wood-and-glass door catch the eye. Design by Amy Bubier.

  • Tropical Entryway

    Embellished Archway

    Rate My Space user ericjlandry found an inexpensive way to dress up his home's arched doorway: After purchasing a resin garland for $20, he painted it to match the home's stucco and hung it above the entry alcove.

  • Spanish Bungalow Courtyard

    Dual Openings

    Originally designed to keep animals out of farmhouses, Dutch doors are divided horizontally into two sections, allowing the top half to be opened while the bottom half remains closed. Today, Dutch doors are useful for letting in light and fresh air while keeping children and pets safely inside. Design by Rate My Space user amandabenger.

  • added covered portico creates private entrance

    Unexpected Entrance

    A front door adorned with decorative spirals is an unexpected touch against the clean lines of this contemporary home's entryway. Design by Pamela Berstler.

  • Outdoor Kitchen Connected to Home

    Adaptable Doors

    Oversized sliding doors allow for flexibility when it comes to indoor/outdoor entertaining. Leaving the doors slightly ajar allows guests to step outside, while opening them all the way creates a seamless transition from the dining room to the patio.

  • Striking Contrast

    Dramatic use of color can add oomph to a traditional entryway. A black door paired with white molding and trim offers a look that's classic yet bold. Design by Rate My Space user TABCAB.

  • Home Exterior With Red Door

    Eye-Catching Color

    An arched wooden door painted rust red stands out against this Tudor-style home’s muted colors. Design by Rate My Space user Daniel.

  • Dramatic Details

    A hand-hammered, vaulted copper canopy and a striking surround help this front door stand out against a classic brick backdrop. A glass light allows for a glimpse of what awaits you inside. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

  • Red Glass Front Door

    Attention to Detail

    Rate My Space user Dredel used six paint colors to enhance the details of his century-old foursquare home. When paired with muted grays, bright red paint brings out the decorative woodwork in the charming front door's sidelights and transom window.

  • Front Door Patio

    Distinctive Doorways

    Two stately wooden doors leading to a concrete patio fit the grandeur of this 1926 Italianate house. Elaborate brickwork and timeless lanterns further enhance this entryway. Design by Rate My Space user harvestmoon75.

  • yellow front door

    Hello Yellow

    When paired with blue siding and white molding, this vibrant yellow door becomes a bright focal point that sets a cheerful tone before one even enters this home.

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