The often forgotten aspect of your home is the place where you store your belongings and park your car. It provides convenience and accessibility to your home, but what about style? Often, we don’t think of the look of a garage door as a hit or miss on our must-haves list when searching for a new home, but think about how much of that garage door, especially if situated at the front of the house, makes up the overall exterior aesthetic. Garage doors take up a lot of space, especially if your garage houses 2, 3, or more cars. Having a garage door that compliments the exterior of your home is essential in creating the overall look you want for your home. Think of it as a style extension of your interior designs.
If you are looking to change your current garage door to add a pop of style or just want a refresh, here are some of my favorite style trends for 2021. Try an option based on what speaks to your own personal style.
Pops of Color
Nothing welcomes you into a space quite like a pop of contrasting color against a neutral slate. For the longest, garage door colors were limited to muted neutrals, stark white or the occasional black and gray doors. Thankfully, that trend has long passed and colors have become all the rage. Color options, like deep blues or dark reds, can add character to your home while elevating it’s curb appeal. Use caution when choosing to go with a bright color. You want to make sure it matches the overall aesthetic of your home and doesn’t feel out of place. To tone the color option down a bit, consider adding a neutral border to the door to make it feel more contained. The color you opt for should be a reflection of your own personal style and something that can bring happiness through every season.
If you’re into the modern look, clean lines are the way to go. Whether your home is already modern from the inside out or more of a timeless blank slate on the outside, you can easily kick up your modern vibe by adding in a garage door design with clean lines. You may also consider using an industrial-style garage door to really exude modern love. This look isn’t great for all homes but can work really well on homes that are already ultra-modern, such as those with dark shiplap, square-cut stone, or wood siding.
Earthy and natural options never go out of style. If you’re looking to add some natural elements to your home in a statement way, choosing a natural wood garage door can do that. Choose solid wood doors for more of a rustic flare or go with synthetic options if you are aiming to stay more modern. There are a plethora of stains and design options to choose from, so go with the vibe you hope to achieve in your home. Accent your new wood garage door with matte black handles or sconces on either side.
Timeless Country Style
There is something to be said about country style. Although considered a timeless option, it really seems to be making an impact in today’s design market. Mixing a pull of nostalgia with a clean and cozy charm, timeless country style garage doors could be the happy medium you need in your life. Choose carriage style doors or white barn door styles for the country cottage look of your dreams. This style is the perfect mix of cozy, clean and minimal.
Asymmetric garage door styles are the perfect compliment to mid-century modern homes. You may have noticed that mid-century modern homes are growing in popularity, but don’t seem to have a good garage door style to match their aesthetic. Enter asymmetric style. Pairing garage door windows on one half and a standard design brings about the perfect semblance of balance needed to match the home design.
If you’re looking for a little home refresh as we move into the warmer months ahead, changing up your garage door style may be the option for you. Whether you opt for a bold color palette or a timeless country style, the change in itself will bring about a renewed sense of style to your home for years to come. If you’re in search of a home with a stylish garage door now on your must-have lists contact us. We would love to help you score the home of your dreams, stunning garage door included.