6 Curious Interior Door Concepts
Trying to spice up your home, but not wanting to commit to a major overhaul that eats into your home improvement budget? It’s good to start small with renovations, and one of the best things you can do is rethink your doors.
When you think about it, we spend an awful lot of time opening and closing doors in our homes, so why not spice things up a bit and make your interior doors more interesting and stimulating? Whether you’re touching up your own place or trying to make your investment property more appealing to renters, applying creative interior door concepts will be a huge win. In fact, Alexandria Realtor Darren Robertson told us that the return on investment for replacing the front door is over 60%. These 6 curious door concepts might give you the inspiration you need to redo your interior doors.
- Sliding Farmhouse Doors
There’s nothing like a huge piece of timber on rails, is there? Sliding barn doors are a great idea for those with ample wall space to accommodate the sliding movement of the door, and they’re a huge hit with homeowners, renters, and AirBnB guests alike.
Use modest, subtle hardware to keep your sliding barn door from looking cheesy. If you can source one, try using a solid piece of timber for the slab, but if you can’t, there’s nothing wrong with a door made from several pieces of wood. And since it’s going to spend its whole life indoors, you don’t have to worry about stains and varnishes if you don’t want to. Keep it natural!
- Bold Color
The modern home trends white. White walls, white fixtures, and white appliances dominate interior design these days. So when it comes time to change up your door game, why not consider some bold, bright colors?
The best thing about colorful doors is that they don’t have to cost much at all. Just take your old door slab, sand it down to remove any paint or varnish, and then repaint it whichever color you choose! The possibilities are endless, but make sure the color you pick works well with your decor. You should use your doors to complete a color motif, not interrupt one.
- Embrace Darkness
“I see a red door, and I want it painted black” was probably written after Keith Richards and Mick Jagger spent too much time looking at color swatches for their upcoming door revitalization project. Sometimes, it’s better to go boldly into the dark instead of embracing vivid color.
Black doors add a sense of depth to your interior space. And if painting a door black isn’t your thing, a dark wood stain will do the trick even better, leaving you with some of that wood grain still visible.
- Upholstered Doors
Nobody expects an upholstered door, but it could be just the thing to elevate your bedroom to a new level of panache. Upholstered doors can feature fabric, leather, or vinyl, among other materials. They can be purchased prefabricated, but where’s the fun in that? You can take your old door slab and upholster it yourself.
- Frosted Glass
If your home leans heavily into the modern look, with sleek, minimalist fixtures and low-profile appliances, you probably want to have doors that match that style. A farmhouse door is fun, but does it look contemporary? Not exactly. A slick, modern home deserves slick, modern doors, and nothing says slick like frosted glass.
Frosted glass interior doors are not very common, and that’s a crime. These doors, which let light in and out without infringing on privacy, are the perfect way to complete a contemporary home. Bonus points for frosted glass doors with a natural wood border, like this gorgeous mahogany interior door from ETO Doors.
- Antique Doors
Like farmhouse doors, antique doors bring a little bit of the rustic past back into your modern home. And like farmhouse doors, antique doors can be a fun DIY home improvement project. All you need is an old door slab and some basic woodworking equipment.
Shop around at salvage yards, antique shops, on Craigslist, and around the neighborhood to find the right antique door slab. These doors can be sanded down, stained, and refinished with a new varnish, but if you want to be truly authentic, keep it how it is, performing only what alterations are necessary for it