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10 Door Knockers We're Loving

The eye candy of your front door, door knockers can dress up or add whimsy to your home's first impression. These adornments not only serve a purpose, but there is interesting history behind the shape and look of some of these front door accessories.

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Photo: Margaret Rajic. From: Kate Marker Interiors.

Front Door Knocker Designs

Door knockers originated hundreds of years ago and, while the purpose remains the same, the designs have gotten more elaborate over the years. We've rounded up a mix of classic door knockers and more fanciful designs. Take a look and see which you would add to your front door curb appeal.

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Photo: Clara Jung. From: Clara Jung.

Wolf Knocker

Between the windowpanes, a wolf door knocker, symbolizing protection, makes a statement on this glossy, black front door.

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Photo: Photo by Laura James

Playful Fox

A fox figurine, cast in brass, adds playful detail to this bright blue front door.

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Photo: Lisa Vollmer Photography

Classic Round Design

This farmhouse is complete with a black front door and black hardware. The classic, round door knocker design blends in with the color of the front door and perfectly matches the door handle.

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