8 Fabulous Door Knockers To Zhush Up Your Entryway

Don”t you just LOVE fun door knockers?

Such a quick and easy way to really zhush up your entryway!


brass pineapple on blue door


8 Fabulous Door Knockers To Zhush Up Your Entryway


Talking all about door knockers today – I’ve got entryways on my mind I guess.

Your front door provides the perfect opportunity to express your own personal style.

Whether you choose to pay homage to your home’s architectural style, it’s location or simply love a specific motif, door knockers can really enhance the overall look of your home.

If curb appeal and first impressions are important to you, then this little design detail will be right up your ally.

Regardless of your personal style, there’s a door knocker option for everyone’s entryway.

Here are eight of my favorites, the ones which make me wish I had more than one front door!




Pineapple Door Knockerbrass pineapple door knocker



1. Pineapple Door Knocker

Starting things off with the iconic pineapple door knocker.

Who doesn’t love a pineapple motif in any form?

The pineapple’s long history as a symbol of hospitality makes it the perfect, quintessential door knocker.

I love how it looks best in brass against a bright, colorful door – but it truly looks beautiful in any finish.



brass lion head door knocker on high goss black front doorOur brass lion head door knocker on our front door.   


2. Lion Head Door Knocker

A personal preference, this is the door knocker which adorns our own entryway.

Inspired by the doors I’ve seen in Europe, I love the classic look of the lion head.

I also think it looks so great against our high gloss black door.




classic round door knocker on town house entrywayJefferson Brass Classic Ring Door Knocker


3. Traditional Brass Ring Knocker

It doesn’t get any more traditional than the big brass ring.

Sometimes you just need a bold, brass door knocker!

Perfect if you can’t commit to a symbol or motif, but still want to add some personality to your door.

I’ve heard door knockers referred to as the jewelry of the home-

It’s these simple round ones which come to mind whenever I hear this, probably because of the large hoop earrings which are often referred to as doorknockers!


shell door knocker on blue doorbrass seashell



4. Shell Door Knocker

Whenever we go to a beach community, I love to look at all the different front doors and door knockers.

For some reason, sea motifs, like this darling shell above – really lend themselves to so many charming ideas for your front door.




brass bee door knockerBee knocker


5. Brass Bumble Bee Door Knocker

If shells and lions and pineapples aren’t your thing, perhaps a sweet little bumble bee is?

I love the whimsy behind this simple design.

The one in the image above is so cute, and so is this more stylized version here!



brass anchor door knocker on blue beach house entrywayAnchor with rope door knocker.



6. Brass Anchor Door Knocker

As I mentioned above, LOVE a good coastal door knocker

This is the same brass anchor we installed on the entryway to the beach house we renovated and sold last year.

Anchors, shells, lobsters, crabs – I really just love the whole vibe of a cute coastal door knocker.



silver fox door knocker on light blue front doorSilver Fox Countryside Animal Door Knocker Handle


7. Country Fox Knocker

From the beach, to the country…

This darling fox is another favorite of mine.

Perfect for country homes, suburban homes and town houses a like – how sweet is this handsome little guy?

The accompanying door hardware here is also pure curb appeal perfection!



vintage lady hand door knocker on entrywayvintage Victorian lady hand


8. Vintage lady hand door knocker

Hand shape door knockers have a long history and are often associated with both good fortune and warding off evil.

There are many hand motif options available out there, but the vintage ones are by far the most charming.


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Where should the door knocker be hung on the door?

For starters, you should aim to center it horizontally on your door.

If your door has a peep hole, or peek hole, you should hang the knocker below it.

Some door knockers come with a viewing hole.

A door knocker with a viewer is not my favorite.

My personal preference is to have the hole and the knocker both separate on your door.

Finally, you should hang your door knocker roughly 4 1/2 to 5 feet from the ground up.

This all assumes you have a wooden door.

For metal doors, this becomes a bit trickier.

Specifically, you may need to purchase separate hardware for a metal or steel door.




Hope you love all these door knocker picks and suggestions.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless.

But, these are my favorites and a great place to start if you’re searching for one to suit your own style and taste.

So, do you have any of these door knockers on your own entryway?

Let me know in the comments, or better yet – send in a pic!




Top image via @elanaloo


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