Introducing the Prettiest Front Doors on Instagram |
Introducing the Prettiest Front Doors on Instagram

Introducing the Prettiest Front Doors on Instagram

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Written by –
Jess Ng
on March 21st 2018
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

From floors to tiles to millennial pink, there’s not much that Instagram hasn’t been obsessed with. And while we’ve been diligent in following up on these #InstaWorthy trends, one we haven’t really touched on is the ‘doortrait’ movement. For the uninitiated, ‘doortraits’ refer to the wave of stunning front door shots inspiring wanderlust and voyeuristic excitement in tastemakers across the ‘gram. Though loyal readers will know we recently covered home exteriors that will leave you awe-struck, doors are a different ballgame altogether. So without further ado, here is a definitive round up of the prettiest front doors on Instagram. Never have first impressions mattered more.



White Out

When you look up #doortraits, you’ll most likely be met with a host of vibrant facades in hues which span every shade of the rainbow.

That’s probably what makes this stunning all-white entrance stand out even more. If you’re a fan of that whole Scandi-minimalist aesthetic, this one is for you.

Contemporary Chic

For a contemporary take on the front door, don’t be afraid to mix up those textures.

Here, steel framed glass and pine collide to create an effortlessly chic entrance. Extra bonus points go to the seamless double height window panes, which ensure that this family home enjoys an abundance of light throughout the day.

A Rustic Dream

If you prefer something a little less polished, take a look at this charming cottage-inspired door.

The artfully timeworn wood door just oozes character. And how about that flowering vine? Simply darling! If you’re serious about going rustic, look into architectural reclamation. It may require more work than a new, off-the-shelf option, but the overall effect will be worth it.

Pretty in Pink

Morocco is known for its breathtaking architecture, so it’s no surprise to find a ‘doortrait’ hailing from Marrakech in this round up.

Everything from the keyhole-shaped arch to the washed pink sandstone has me dreaming of a vacation in the sun.

You Are My Sunshine

From Morocco to Mexico, the color train shows no sign of stopping any time soon.

The bold choice of yellow ochre and cobalt blue is vivid yet simple enough to let the elaborate copper metalwork shine. This one’s a fitting ode to sunshine and blue skies.

Well Red

PSA: yes, even a classic facade can play with color.

A shiny scarlet red is just the thing to offset the prim and proper red brick and Georgian-style sash windows. The greenery game here deserves an honorable mention for being perfectly on point.

Singing The Blues

Set in the picturesque locale of Notting Hill, how can one not be charmed by this pastel-walled vision in blue?

Monochrome can sometimes translate to boring when in black and white form, but this striking use of blue is anything but. There’s something for everyone in this ‘doortrait’: pastel blue for the dreamers, azure for the exhibitionists and navy for the purists. What’s not to love?

Have you seen any beautiful ‘doortraits’ on your travels lately? Share your ‘grams with us by using the #N9Home or by tagging us in your shot!


See more of our ‘Spotted on Instagram’ series here. We’ve covered everything from flamingo prints to home office style.


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