This is the month for the back of the front door! Historically, the back of the front door is the Athleta brand to Lululemon. It is the Jan Brady to Marsha. It is just as pretty and resilient but always gets upstaged by the front door. Let’s face it the front door gets the seasonal wreaths and the Pinterest boards. And, the back door gets nothing! And, yet this month all eyes are on the back of the front. So maybe we need to show a little more love. I decided it was time to show a little love with 5 ideas to decorate the back of the front door.
And, the best part? Almost all of these ideas cost less than $40.00. And, right about now we are seeing the back the front door more than ever before. Amen!
5 Ideas to Decorate the Back of the Door
One of my favorite projects ever was the day I painted the back of the front door. I went from the weathered stained interior door and sidelights to a crisp white paint.
2. Add a Wreath
I know right? We all add wreaths to the front of the door for the neighbors to see, but what about the interior side of the front door?
Here’s the trick : Make sure to line up the two wreaths. I have an almost identical wreath on both sides of the front door. But, when I originally hung the interior wreath it looked like it was sagging. So I just adjusted both wreaths so they were almost mirror images of each other.
3. Add Bells
Okay, so many of us add bells around our house and doors at Christmas. Tell me I am not the only one who does this? It drives my family nuts because of the jingle jangle, but I love it.
I have not stopped singing “ring my bellllllllll; ring my bell” since this post. Who sings that song?
So why remove them just because the calendar says it is April? Bells add a little hello whenever the door opens.
I found these galvanized bells atfor the back of the front door. I added a green and gingham navy ribbon from previous projects.
I found these brass-finished bells on Etsy.
4. Add a Rug
I added a new rug, but I am regretting the off white for the entryway. I might have to pull out the previous rug to hide the dirt.
You can see my Christmas bells below minus the ribbon and garland. I switched them out for a larger bell.
5. Add New Hardware
We updated our door hardware a few years ago, but the door hardware looks a bit “rough” from my painting project.
I explained here why I did not remove the front door from the hinges when I painted it.
I bought a door knocker for this side of the door because I thought it would look great against the white door. I tried to explain to my husband why it would be fun to add a door knocker to the back of the door, but when I said, “because no one expects it” he just kind of made that face.
And, then I remembered he is a man and will likely not notice the door knocker. #wink Please weigh in on the comments.
What I love about these ideas is they are flexible during the seasons and holidays, but why not add a little color or bling to the other side of the front door?
Thank you for stopping by and if you have any ideas please leave in the comments.
If you look in the background you will notice we updated these but forgot to change the ones on the front door. Oops