How To Decorate Your Front Door With Wall Decals

Is your front door looking a little outdated and boring? Saving for a new front door can take some time, especially if you want to upgrade to a snazzier, more fashionable front door. In the meantime, why not spend a few hours transforming your existing front door into a trendier, more artistic model? With wall decals, you can add almost any design you please.

Gather Your Supplies

You'll only need a few items (and about 2 hours) to decorate your door with wall decals. In case you're not familiar with wall decals, they're vinyl stickers that are made for adding character to interior walls. Luckily, they adhere to wooden and vinyl doors, too. You'll just need to follow the additional steps in this guide to make sure they withstand the elements. To tackle this project, you'll need:

  • Wall decals of your choice
  • A ruler or yard stick
  • A pencil
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Clean, soft cloths
  • Polyurethane
  • A large sponge brush

Decorating Steps:

  1. Prepare your door by wiping it down with the rubbing alcohol. This will remove any oily residue that may stop the wall decals from sticking properly.
  2. Decide on a placement for your wall decals. You can temporarily tape them to the door with clear taps, and step back to take a look, if you're not sure how a design will look.
  3. When you've decided where to place your decals, use your ruler or yard stick to measure and make sure you have the decals centered properly. You can make small marks with your pencil to denote the positions of the decals. They're easy to erase later on.
  4. Apply the wall decals, one at a time, according to the instructions on the package.
  5. Once all of your decals have been applied, erase your pencil marks.
  6. Step back and take a look at your work. If you need to re-position any decals or add more, do it now.
  7. Dip your foam brush in the polyurethane, and coat the entire door in a thin layer of this substance. The polyurethane will protect your wall decals from wind and rain.
  8. Let the door dry completely (this will take 2 – 4 hours) before handling it.

This project is best left for a dry day, so you don't have to worry about the door getting wet as you're trying to apply the stickers. You may want to enlist a friends' help to make sure you get the stickers straight. It's often easier if you look at them from far away.