You can make a real difference to the look of your home simply by paying attention to the design of your interior doors. You probably have plenty of doors inside your house, and all of them will be used on a regular basis. By using internal doors wisely you can create the illusion of more space, let in increasing amounts of light, or turn small spaces into cosy rooms. Internal doors come in many different styles, woods, finishes, and colours – here are some top trends in interior doors to help make your decision easier.
1. Doors for Small Spaces
Don’t waste the space you have in a walk-in closet, or a small area of the living room. With an internal door that cuts out sound but still lets in light, you can create a cosy reading nook, or a tiny home office. Use internal doors with glass panels to make the space larger and better able to be used. The trend is increasingly towards making the most of small spaces, particularly in city living, and interior doors can help you make this idea a success.
2. Using Decorative Glass Panels
On the subject of light and space, the addition of decorative or coloured glass to internal doors is a trend that increases the beauty of the door and also gives the home a more natural flow of light around the rooms. If you have rooms that need to be kept private, use opaque glass blocks or coloured glass that you cannot see through.
3. Historical Wooden Doors
One trend is to install interior doors that are rustic or historic in style within a modern home. The juxtaposition of the old and the new creates an interesting finish. Find old-fashioned doors made of solid wood, with intriguing features like brass or iron door handles. Historic doors do not need to look rough and rustic. You can choose smooth finishes to the door, or pick a door that has been crafted recently but made to look naturally weather-aged.
4. Environmentally Friendly Doors
Contemporary internal sliding doors are increasingly manufactured out of sustainable wood or materials that have been recycled. Many consumers and home decorators are seeking green alternatives to the traditional materials for interior design. Paint is also increasingly “green” – in terms of being environmentally friendly, although the shade of green is also an increasingly popular choice for modern homes.
5. Match the Exterior to the Interior
While the exterior and interior doors serve different purposes, it can help the overall look of the house if you match the style of your main entry door with the style of your interior doors. The match provides a good flow through the home and while the doors do not need to be exactly the same, some similarities help create harmony.
6. Doors with Individual Touches
You can also go for mass-produced doors but install a little extra with door handles or hinges found in salvage yards or antique shops. Create a unique space with these tiny details, which do not cost a lot to put in place.
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