When the Bees Come a-Knockin’ – All About Door Knockers
For front door knocker ideas, the surprisingly rich history of this little piece of door furniture offers bountiful inspiration. After the original cast iron ring and plate design took off in Greece, like with most Ancient Grecian innovations the Romans then took it across the continent. Gaining popularity in use across the empire, the design remained relatively consistent for centuries. That was until the Renaissance changed everything. Backplates steadily became more elaborate, until by the fifteenth century the humble door knocker had graduated to become a work of art in its own right.