As I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog over the years, I have a thing about doors. I just love ’em.
I love the impact they have with the most basic of elements; color, lines, shape. A door, particularly a front door, is a way to create a positive first-impression, and to set an emotional tone even before you go inside. Like many important elements of a property, a door is something that offers the chance to add some subtlety by way of accessories – like door knockers for example.
To survey the types of styles and effects that a simple door knocker can have, take a look at this graphic that explores some striking examples.
Whichever type of door knocker strikes your fancy, I think the underlying principle here is a general one to apply to your whole property; to imprint your own personality in the place you call home. This is a guiding principle to follow when it comes to expressing your self, and the members of your family, in a subtle way.
Are you a passionate appreciator of the culinary? Are you an animal lover, or an appreciator of the natural world? Are you a history nut, or more interested in the next big thing? Have you got a finger on the pulse of pop culture? All of these personality traits and interests can be expressed in the artful flourishes to be found in your home. And what better place than your front door to express them?
So, what do you think about the selection of door knockers above?
Which ones resonate with you the most?
Which ones resonate with you, and yet come as a surprise to you?
Which ones would you steer clear of completely?
Tell me all about it in the comments section.