The inside of the front door is white and ugly

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The inside of the front door is white and ugly and it is a little bit part of the living room. Any stenciling or vintage ideas for making it more attractive??
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 20, 2015
    see if this post is of interest to you. www.hometalk.com/1944448/stenciling-and-pattern-ideas-for-doors
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Dec 20, 2015
    I also have a door that is part of a room and it was not attractive either. When we remained the room, we chose to paint the door the same as the wall color. It made such a difference in the whole look of the room. No longer a white rectangle blah door, it now blends in nicely. Depending on the style of your home/room and the type of door, you can also consider staining it (if it's wood) to match other doors and woodwork. Good luck!
  • Suzann Suzann on Dec 20, 2015
    My answer as well. I have most of the house painted the same color and the doors and trim are the same color of the walls. They just disappear and the focus is on the room, not the doors or trim. People visit and love how it looks.
  • Our home was originally built in 1878 with very wide woodwork. We replaced the exterior doors with steel doors painted gray. I found someone to faux paint them to match the cherry woodwork. They are beautiful and people can't believe they are steel.
  • Karen V Karen V on Dec 20, 2015
    Do you have a small or large entryway into the house, or is this an entry straight into the LR? If visible from many rooms I would suggest a color that will pick up a color from the curtains or furniture in the living room; maybe the carpeting? Remember that paint can be repainted! I have always had luck getting color cards from Sherwin Williams. Their card color is so true to what you end up with. I painted a back wall of my kitchen a muted grayish green and then took an old rag and bunched it up. I then used a darker color of gray to blotch the wall for a faux finish that looks marbled. Remember to get at least 5-10 of the color cards because they are small at times. Do what you feel and repaint if you don't like it :) Good luck
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Dec 21, 2015
    I tend to agree to paint the entire rooms in all the same color including the door. You may choose to then use a soft counter balance white or 'shade off' for all the baseboard and wood trims if they are of interest in the rooms. Consider the same trim color for any framing you have on mirrors or other pieces in the space.
  • Carol Carol on Dec 25, 2015
    I was hoping to find something like a "trump Loeir" (?) effect!!
  • Suzann Suzann on Dec 27, 2015
    Have you thought of outlines of items or pictures decoupaged onto the door with modpodge to produce a scene to give the effect of trompe l'oeil if you are not an artist?