When renovating your home, it’s easy to get lost deep in Pinterest, searching for the perfect accompaniments to complete your look.
You may already have paint colour and furniture ticked off of your list – they’re the big ones – but interior doors often get forgotten.
It’s not often thought about, but they actually play a huge role in the overall look of your house. By not considering a change in internal doors, you’re neglecting an enhancement that could give you the added touch you’re searching for. Read on to discover what you need to know to find the perfect interior doors for you.
Find the right style
It might take time, but it’s important to find a style that matches the rest of your home decor. Although you might fall in love with a set of internal doors, if they don’t match your overall interior design, it’s not going to work. Check out a few different options and try to picture how they’d work in your home.
Contemporary homes are particularly well-suited to flush-style LPD doors which offer a minimalist and smooth finish. They make a perfect addition to any open-plan home. If you’re looking to build depth, however, a panelled door could well work for you.
Settle on a material type
This is where the variety really opens up, as there are a huge number of different materials your new internal doors can be crafted from.
Oak is always a popular option, as it provides a rich, warm look to any home and pairs well with hardwood flooring. It also works with almost any colour scheme you’ve already applied to your rooms.
Moulded interior doors often feature in homes, as the added texture builds character in a home without the need for extra decoration. With moulding easily customisable, you can tweak and change the doors to match any pattern scheme you might already have in place.
Veneer doors are starting to see a comeback, but they’re still not rivalling oak and moulded materials. They do, however, boast the added advantage of being a cheaper option, so they’ll be much kinder on your budget.
Pick the perfect handles
If doors can help to define the character of your home, their handles are the exclamation points. These are also often overlooked, but picking the wrong handles can throw the feel of a room completely off-balance.
The devil really is in the detail and door handles are no exception. If you’ve chosen a modern door style, a sleek and plain handle will compliment it well, without detracting attention from the overall room theme.
If you’ve gone for more traditional LPD doors, a more classic, patterned door handle will work as an excellent accessory to complete the look.
Remember – before buying your door, you should check the measurements of the frames in your home. The doors you buy might need to be trimmed down before they fit.
After you’ve done this, you’re good to go. Happy shopping!