When I bought my house, it came with a door bell, which essentially meant a giant set of really, really chimes. For a 640 square foot house, this felt a tab bit excessive. After all, no matter where I am in the house, I can hear someone knock on the door! I removed the doorbell, but thought it would be really cute to have a door knocker instead, thus kicking off yet another search! There are soooo many amazing door knockers out there that I just had to share my findings with you guys.
source: pineapple greetings door knocker
If you’re looking for a gold- or brass-toned door knocker, there are some really good ones. They kind of remind me of jewelry! Here are a few beauties:
- quartrefoil door knocker
- anchor door knocker — I have this one and looove it.
- contemporary door knocker
- brushed brass ring door knocker
- pendulum door knocker
- two-tone anchor door knocker
- shackle door knocker
Anthropologie has some suuuuper cute ones, too. A bit too sweet for my taste, but still really good options. I love the idea of a monogram for the front door, or even lovebirds — both are a really fun gift idea for a pair of newlyweds!
I’m all about black hardware these days. It just didn’t work for my house because our front door is already black! I love how this finish makes even the more traditional door knocker forms feel modern. A few favorites:
- ring on beveled square door knocker
- imperial door knocker
- you rang horse door knocker
- avalon door knocker
- industrial door knocker
- reserve ring door knocker
- reeded door knocker
- davenport door knocker
- forged iron door knocker
Forged iron has a lovely rustic look to it and feels perfect for an older home.
And then there is the novelty door knocker category! To be honest, I didn’t even think about that until I dug deeper into my search. From sea creatures to nautical symbolism to flowers, there are soooo many novelty knockers. Here are a few I thought were cute and a bit cheeky:
- alligator door knocker
- lobster door knocker
- cactus door knocker
- bumblebee door knocker
- pineapple door knocker
- sailboat door knocker
- scallop door knocker
Also, if you’re interested in any of these styles, be sure to click through because a lot of them are offered in different finishes.
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