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13 entrances to South African homes

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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The entrance is the first glimpse your guests get into your home, which means it is vital for this space to be chic and welcoming with classic detail, trendy appeal and modern elements adding to the decor. In this feature, we visit 13 awesome houses for ideas on enhancing an entrance with attractive and chic design in mind. 

The professionals at homify considered contemporary design, old fashioned charm and of course proudly South African aspects in the architecture of these facades, something that we cannot wait to inspire you with so your home will be fantastic and captivating on all fronts.

1. Apartment complex

Just because you live in an apartment, doesn't mean you should forget about an attractive exterior, this doorway is decorated simply with a potted plant as an attractive feature.

2. Stone story

There's nothing like textured walls to include rusticity to your entrance and with an eye-catching red door, it's nothing less than fabulous.

3. House on the hill

Building your dream house means taking the landscape into consideration too, and with this spacious modern home, there seems to be nothing left behind.

4. Wooden and well-lit

The choice of the door is just as important as whether there is a garden, stairs or wall decorating an entrance. Wood is a perfect option for its durability, easy to maintain and class.

5. With windows

Let the light shine into your hallway by incorporating floor to ceiling windows.

6. Leading the way

A staircase at the entrance can be enhanced by textured walls, a charming, neutral colour scheme and of course beautiful blooms.

7. The plant pots

Include twin potted plants at your doorway for a home inspired by the tropics.

8. Into the garden

A living room that opens onto the garden will be fresh and comfortable throughout the day.

9. Choose your shade

Wooden doors are available in a variety of shades, from the ultra-minimalist Scandinavian to the sultry darker option. But how about a shade of caramel for a cosy and inviting effect?

10. On the wall

Bring a vibrancy to your walls with a vertical garden and your home will look different almost every day of the year.

11. Archway elegance

An amazing archway is attractive and authentic, especially if the entrance resonates decor from the years gone by.

12. Colonial charm

A large black doorway against an all-white structure is definitely awesome.

13. Gleaming glass

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