Interior Design / September 7, 2018 / Giuliana Bundy.
So, you have already redecorated your home. You even bought a new couch! However, do you find that something is not quite right? You can not put your finger on it, but there is something left undone. Could it be the lighting? No, no the new light fixtures are stunning. Maybe it’s the faucets. No, that brushed nickel looks very lovely and elegant. Wait a minute, and I believe that it just may by, the doors.
Many interior decorators, especially do it your self, take doors for granted. Everyone does. Doors are such a part of our daily life, and yet they blend in with the background so well that we pretty much forget about them.
Chances are you have had in at least one of your homes or apartments those awful particle board doors with the bland knobs that are just planks of lumber painted and propped against the frame. Doors do not have to be this way at all. Doors come in a variety of woods such as pine, oak, and walnut, and in a variety of styles.
If you want to find the right door for your home, exterior or interior there are a few things to consider before you dash off to your local lumber yard. Match doors to the period of the home. If you have a house that dates back to the 1920’s try and finds an entry that captures the vintage feel of the place.
Of course, if you want a striking look to the exterior of your home, you can throw this advice to the wind, but it just may make your home look awkward and shoddy so use caution and a keen decorating eye. Do not adorn your door with a fancy knocker and knobs unless you are going for that more opulent style of Victorian England. If you have decorated your interior in a Mediterranean vibe, find a door to compliment, such an entry with warm colors.
When you have decided on the style of door make sure you measure, measure, measure. If you do it yourself, you may want some help with this as you will measure every conceivable portion of the door and door frame. Doors do not have to be boring. They shouldn’t be as they are the first things visitors and guests to your home will see before entering. So, make a great impression and find a door that suits your style.