One of the highlights of travel are those days where you have no plans and instead meander through the streets soaking up the identity of the culture through its architecture. Our favorite past time? Admiring the incredible front door design and wondering what life is happening behind closed doors. This is such a satisfying activity that the world's most memorable doors have been eternalized via Instagrams ever-popular hashtag #DoorsOfInstagram.
It's amazing how much a simple door can really spark your imagination, leaving us theorizing what life is like beyond each threshold. We can’t get enough of scrolling through these arches and dreaming of summer vacation on foot, capturing our own.
So, until the next time, you can get your passport stamped and use that PTO, take a journey with us through the 14 best front doors on Instagram. From Italy to Morocco, we've got you covered on daydream fuel.
Where: University College Cork, Ireland
Why We Love It: A scene straight from Hogwarts itself, it’s hard to believe this is a college campus. We would have been constantly distracted from studying if these fall-foliage covered scenes were leading to the library.
Where: Rome, Italy
Why We Love It: The rich hues of Italy are endlessly teasing us to pull the trigger and book a one-way flight. This scene, in particular, captures this celebratory culture in a snapshot—idle Vespa, terra-cotta swathed walls and ancient foliage that a city has grown around.
Where: Jaipur, India
Why We Love It: This intoxicating doorway is of the City Palace of Jaipur. Come here to meditate, absorb the breathtaking colors, or snap a photo—this is just the threshold of a city basked in architectural wonder with plenty of details you’ll want to recreate once you get home. Can we get the wallpaper in that lily pad print though?
Where: Positano, Italy
Why We Love It: Positano is the land of the Instagramable doorways, ranging from cerulean blues to limoncello yellows, there’s never a dull moment while you meander through the narrow streets. This wooden door is magic on its own but the hand-painted detailing makes this frame unforgettable. Why not bring hand-made details to your own doorstep?
Where: Mehrangarh Fort, India
Why We Love It: This door is an ode to carved craft that shows the traditional (not to mention painstaking) art of ornate detail. We can’t imagine living within a culture steeped in this much beauty with every structure and street corner. This emerald green painted entrance is just the crown jewel.
Where: Viareggio, Italy
Why We Love It: No wonder Italy is such a destination for rest and recuperation, this very setting makes us feel at ease and rejuvenated. From the blushing hues to the classic ruffled curtain, we’re getting all kinds of inspiration for creating our own sanctuary.
Where: Majahual, Mexico
Why We Love It: Bougainvillea is always a marker of an amazing front door situation. This Mexican home is doing something right with the mirrored ceramic vessels, untamed flowers, and heavy wood door. Plan your own flowering vines and let them enchant each passer-by.
Where: Chefchaouen, Morocco
Why We Love It: Sometimes it’s down the most unexpected alleys that you find the most influencing visual souvenirs. We love the mix of greenery amongst the ancient structures of Moroccan streets. Bet someone’s enjoying a warm glass of mint tea on the other side.
Where: Ostuni, Italy
Why We Love It: This door makes us want to go wrap on its front and meet the stylish people that undoubtedly live inside. Perfecting an inviting first impression doesn’t have to mean it’s a scene of type-A capabilities, I love how haphazardly charming and lived-in this Italian home presents itself. It’s a good reminder that beauty can be in the understated, and definitely in the potted olive tree.
Where: Chefchaouen, Morocco
Why We Love It: Welcome to Chefchaouen where every inch of the city is enveloped in a shocking blue hue. There are many theories as to why this city chose to adopt such brilliant color, some folklore, and others function, but we like the mystery, it adds to the charm. Meanwhile, we’ll be tracking down this paint swatch.
Where: London, England
Why We Love It: There’s nothing more beautiful than an abundance of drooping wisteria to create a dream scene. This Kensington home shows off its springtime best with romantic flowers and a British brownstone façade that immediately lets you know you’re in London town.
Where: Santorini, Greece
Why We Love It: Where the blue doors meet the sea. This image is proof that Mediterranean simplicity is always a crowd pleaser. And find a better color palette than the Grecian blue against the stark white of the Cycladic homes.
Where: London, England
Why We Love It: Giving that blue door of the Notting Hill film fame a run for its money is this simple façade. There’s truly nothing like springtime in this design-centric neighborhood of London. Mother Nature coming in as the best decorator with the timely blossoms.
Where: Meknes, Morocco
Why We Love It: The hand painted detail is something one finds with every step in Morocco—from hand-carved mosaics to intricately painted door frames. It’s a good reminder that art doesn’t need to hang within a frame. Cover your whole house in it.