5 stylish & modern front gates

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The entrance to your home has the ability to make more of an impact than you might think, and if given proper care and attention, can make a good impression on your guests and visitors. The front garden itself, the path or driveway, and the façade of your home, are all key features which make a statement and contribute to the overall image. It goes without saying that you want your home to look appealing, and that a run-down exterior or wild, unkempt garden, aren't going to achieve a positive impression. When it comes to presenting your home, it's all in the finer details: flowers, freshly mown grass, a new coat of paint, and of course, a stylish garden gate, can take your home from drab to fab in no time. We've compiled a selection of attractive and modern front gates to help you achieve the best look for your home:

Antique charm

Victorian Terrace gate provides a welcoming entrance to this beautiful double fronted house:  Garden  by The Victorian Emporium
The Victorian Emporium

Victorian Terrace gate provides a welcoming entrance to this beautiful double fronted house

The Victorian Emporium

Even if you don't have a long, winding pathway leading up to your front door, you can still have a beautiful front entrance to your home. A simple, antique style gate in black looks great with a red brick or stone wall. For a traditional look, you can't beat a tasteful metal gate with some swirled detailing as you can see here. Match the gate to the front door for a consistent, uniform look. 

Fun & modern

My Work:  Garden  by Fabbedfx
Fabbedfx

My Work

Fabbedfx

Keep your front garden area looking bright and fresh with a pale timber gate such as this. A sturdy and reliable design is sure to survive harsh weather conditions, and can also look stylish and modern. Ribbons have been cut into the material for a woven pattern that allows light to filter through, ensuring the gate doesn't appear bulky. Keeping the gate at a lower level prevents it from dominating the front lawn but still gives an extra bit of privacy from the street. 

Classic design

This bespoke ornamental gate from F E Philcox is a perfect example of how to create an elegant look for the entrance of your home. Created to the customer's specifications, the design incorporates charming antique-style detailing such as crimped bars which end in a metal 'flame', intricate filigree, and a Prince of Wales feather on top of the gate. If you want the front of your home to look sophisticated, and reflect the quality of interiors behind the façade, a gate such as this will help you achieve just that. 

Simple & elegant

A Selection of Wrought Iron Gates:  Garden  by Garden Gates Direct
Garden Gates Direct

A Selection of Wrought Iron Gates

Garden Gates Direct

Often, as this simple but beautiful design demonstrates, less is more. You don't need lots of different patterns and complicated metalwork for a gate worthy of marking the entrance to your home. If you want a front gate more for style's sake, more so than to block out looks from nosey neighbours, a small gate with wide bars are a good choice. Not only does it appear dainty, which is great for smaller gardens and bungalows, but it also allows light into the area, making it a sunnier and more cheerful place. 

Extra privacy

Bespoke Flat Top Oak Gate:  Garden  by Swan Gates
Swan Gates

Bespoke Flat Top Oak Gate

Swan Gates

Perhaps you do, in fact, want a gate that gives you some all important privacy from passers by. In that case, you can't go wrong with a traditional timber gate that keeps your home and your garden safe from prying eyes. A light golden shade can be less imposing than darker wood, so bare this in mind if you want to avoid appearing anti-social! Gates such as these are ideal for larger properties with long driveways that can be mistaken for a public lane, or for properties set far back off the road. 

For more inspiration on how to create the perfect entrance to your home, take a look at these country-style entrance foyers

Which of these gates would you pick for your home? Leave us a comment and let us know
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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