12 Charming Door Knockers for Every Style

Knock your front porch design out of the park with these must-shop door knocker designs.

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March 30, 2022

You only get one chance to make a first impression, and the same applies to your home. Showcase your personality and set the tone for your home beyond your front porch with a charming door knocker.

Door knockers are instant eye candy for your door, come in endless silhouettes and shine in gleaming finishes like brass, black, nickel and gold. These underestimated accessories range in style from whimsical to refined and have the power to elevate even the most basic of builder-grade front doors in minutes.

Convinced you need a door knocker in your life? Shop our curated collection of the best door knockers online for every style and budget. If you're unsure where to start when picking out the perfect addition to your door, here's our top tip: Use your home's exterior color palette as your guide when selecting your door knocker finish. Select a door knocker that contrasts against your front door color and shines as a focal point of your outdoor design.

Polish off your bungalow front porch design with the Jerico door knocker from Rejuvenation. The solid brass knocker features a textured matte finish and a sleek, rectangular silhouette inspired by craftsman design. Choose between three eye-catching finishes (aged brass, burnished brass and oil-rubbed bronze) to coordinate with your exterior colorstory and hardware.

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The great Reese Witherspoon once said, “…if it’s not moving, monogram it!” and who are we to disagree? Follow Reese’s impeccable lead and gussy up your front door with a stately monogram door knocker from Pottery Barn. The handmade serif letter knocker is available in a classic brass and nickel finish to complement warm and cool exterior color palettes.

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All you need to create buzz-worthy curb appeal? This charming little number. The cheerful brass bumblebee appears at home perched on traditional colonial and eclectic bungalow doors alike. Plus, you can snag the same sweet door knocker in oil-rubbed bronze or a nickel silver finish instead.

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This chic little statement-maker isn't your grandmother's door knocker. Pack panache into your modern front porch design with this shapely mixed metal door knocker. The elongated antique brass knocker makes the perfect finishing touch for your midcentury or minimalist flat-panel front door.

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It doesn’t get more timeless than this dreamy door knocker. The classic ring design from Rejuvenation feels as weighty and luxurious as it looks. Each knocker is solid brass and boats a sophisticated ring silhouette made complete by two textural square backplates. Install the iconic design in one of four failproof finishes: aged brass, polished nickel, oil-rubbed bronze or our favorite, unlacquered brass.

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Prepare to be the envy of your neighbors with this streamlined door knocker. The cut-out design marries modern lines with a traditional ring silhouette to create a contemporary door knocker that elevates any entry upon installation.

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From $39.95

Make a fierce first impression with this brass lion’s head door knocker. The Old World door knocker design is a mainstay in traditional design and is guaranteed to bring an air of elegance to any stoop. This solid brass design is available in two sizes for the perfect fit. Plus, it comes with Prime shipping for a little instant gratification.

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How adorable is this brass floral door knocker from Anthropologie? We picture it on the front door of a charming cottage or bungalow.

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Who runs the world? Squirrels! Add a dose of woodland whimsy to your front door with help from the lustrous Ms. Penny. The Penny Squirrel door knocker from Anthropologie is artfully sculpted from a mix of brass and iron to bring interest and cheer to your entryway. This smile-inducing gal sports texture aplenty and comes in a patinated brass or oil-rubbed bronze finish to shine against doors in all styles and colors.

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$16.99

This budget-friendly brass door knocker is as traditional as they come. The door knocker sports an iconic silhouette widely used on colonial front doors for a classic appeal. Pair the knocker with a lacquered black, white or deep navy door for curb appeal that stands the test of time.

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Make an unforgettable (and fragrant) first impression with the Nantucket basket door knocker. Fill the sand-cast brass basket with fresh-snipped blooms from your garden to set the tone for the season. Guests will use the basket "handle" to knock, relishing the captivating floral aroma while waiting to enter your home. The endearing door knocker is available in your choice of three handsome finishes: nickel, bronze or lustrous brass.

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Prepare to leave neighborhood passersby starry-eyed over this sleek, celestial door knocker. The Arthur door knocker embodies midcentury style with a streamlined star backplate and minimalist ring handle. Snag a stare-worthy door knocker to accompany your flat-panel sidelight door or shop a pair to outfit your cedar double-door entryway in style.

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