How To Make Interior Doors More Practical and Look Good

by Editor on April 30, 2013


Just because they are usual fixtures in a house doesn’t mean that we have to ignore the possibilities that can be provided by doors. Often, they are just painted quickly, left to dry and then we move on to other areas of the house. However, that could be a waste of a great opportunity. If you put your mind to it, your doors can serve as more than just something that provides a practical purpose but also something that looks great.

A Natural Finish

If you are looking for a natural theme for your room then your doors can play a very big part in helping you to achieve the effect you like. Wooden doors obviously offer a very natural effect and you may be surprised at just what a difference they can make. Dark woods can help to provide a rich and elegant effect whereas lighter woods can help a room to feel lighter and more airy. You don’t always have to adhere to the archetypal well finished and varnished door as you could try experimenting with something different instead. You could perhaps try using doors that appear untreated which would help to give your room a rustic feel or maybe a plain door could help make your room feel clean and tidy. With a little imagination and experimentation you could choose a door that will help transform your room for the better.

Feeling Cramped?

If your room is feeling a little cramped then you could soon feel a lot more comfortable just by making the most of your doors. Depending on which room it is, you could consider glass doors which allow you to see freely through to the other room making the room you are in feel more spacious. You could even try experimenting with mirrors to create reflections that make your room visually appear larger than it really is. With doors that help you feel as though you are no longer cramped in your home, you will find it much easier to put your feet up and relax


You don’t have to settle for standard handles and hinges if you don’t want to as there is a huge range of different accessories that can help you achieve something special. You could consider choosing an aged metallic effect to help create that ‘well lived in’ effect. Perhaps you could choose something a little showier to help add character and colour to the room. The only thing holding you back is your imagination and with the right accessories, your doors could become integral to how your home looks and feels.

When creating an interior design for the home people often overlook some parts that could otherwise help to make all the difference. Doors are one such example of something that is often overlooked as people focus on other aspects such as what to do with the floors and the walls. Have a good think about what you can do with your doors and you may be amazed at what a difference you could make to your interior design plans.

About the Author

Ken’s Yard is a company that sells interior doors online in the UK. This article was created for them by Jamie Finch, a UK based freelance writer.

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