Interior Door Design Ideas

interior door design

Redefine your spaces with these chic looks

Do you think of your interior doors as purely functional? Are they just something you must have for privacy? What about their design? Could new interior doors give your space a fresh look?

Interior doors are a budget-friendly way to redefine any room. And it’s a relatively easy DIY project. In this post, we’ll share some interior door design ideas you can try.

What’s behind the door influences its design

The average home has 10 interior doors. Depending on what’s behind the door, your interior doors could have different purposes. Bathroom doors are for privacy and typically have a solid core to reduce sound transmission. Interior doors that divide two rooms may be more creative. Consider how the use of barn doors acts as a barrier but also adds convenience and style.

Contemporary ideas

With a few purposeful lines, interior doors can capture a simple, unique look. Add some color to these doors for a more dramatic look. The smallest accents can add just enough style, creating a signature aesthetic.

Another contemporary idea is the use of panels. With multiple-panel configurations, you can also add glass. Clear or translucent glass inserts protect privacy or let light into the space. With multiple panel options, you can use the same door design throughout with different configurations for a consistent look.

Interior doors as art

You can design your own interior doors. A composite wood door is an excellent choice for a design of your own. Create an etched or carved appearance for a look that’s very Old World. Or create specific details designed to be straight or curved, depending on the aesthetic you most desire.

Prefinished woodgrain options

If you love the look of rich wood but don’t want the maintenance or costs, choose a prefinished woodgrain look. Our prefinished woodgrain interior doors use a hand-brushed finishing technique and two-tone process for a striking look. They are also molded doors with no gapping or stile/rail separation.

Change your space with new doors

Now that you’ve considered the possibilities of interior door design, it’s time to get inspired. View our complete line of interior doors including molded and flush.

Farmhouse Charm, Modern Convenience

Farmhouse-charm

Get inspired with these Farmhouse window and door ideas

In this blog, you’ll find inspired ideas for your farmhouse. Windows and doors played a major role in the functionality of original farmhouses. Today’s farmhouse holds on to rustic, charming details while offering modern conveniences. Here are three ideas that blend Farmhouse charm and modern convenience.

Wood windows that perform

Original farmhouses had wood windows as most all houses did hundreds of years ago. Real wood windows are still an important aspect of creating a Farmhouse design. But many worry about the limits and longevity of wood windows. Depending on the climate or environment, there may be concerns related to moisture, wood rot and termites. Wood windows must be able to withstand mother nature. Fortunately, they have come a long way since the 1700s. More recently window manufacturers are using treated wood. However, not all treated woods are the same. Some just surface treat while others treat to the core. Educate yourself on the different treatments to make the best decision for your home.

Prefinished molded interior doors

Interior doors are more for just closing! They can elevate the entire style of a home. Original farmhouses may not have had many doors but those that were in the home would have been wood. Wood interior doors require a bit more maintenance than other materials. They also aren’t as budget friendly as alternatives. Enter the prefinished molded door. Two-tone processing creates a rich real-wood at a lower price point.

There are a variety of wood-like finishes available on prefinished doors for different tastes. When choosing a style, opt for raised panels. An arched panel at top and square one at the bottom offer a unique look that captures the Farmhouse aesthetic.

Fiberglass doors

Entry doors on an 18th century farmhouse would have been in the center of a wrap-around porch. A front porch isn’t always a given on the modern farmhouse. Without the protection of a front porch, wood doors may not be the best option. Thus, fiberglass doors are a great alternative.

Fiberglass doors are crafted to be dependable and reliable. Fiberglass doors have the capacity to duplicate or replicate woodgrain. The most specialized process for creating fiberglass doors delivers a final product that is almost indistinguishable from real wood.

Fiberglass doors offer many different glass variations. When deciding what kind of glass layout works best for your front door, think about how the door will work with your windows. You can mimic the same type of Colonial grille from your windows on your door. Glass can also be a center panel with matching sidelites.

Farmhouses certainly aren’t just for rural areas and farms. The style has become adored by many from the suburbs to the city. While there may not be chickens in your backyard (although, chicken coops in the city are a real thing!), you can still take features from original farmhouses and integrate them into your own interpretation of the style.

Fiberglass doors offer many different glass variations. When deciding what kind of glass layout works best for your front door, think about how the door will work with your windows. You can mimic the same type of Colonial grille from your windows on your door. Glass can also be a center panel with matching sidelites.

Farmhouses certainly aren’t just for rural areas and farms. The style has become adored by many from the suburbs to the city. While there may not be chickens in your backyard (although, chicken coops in the city are a real thing!), you can still take features from original farmhouses and integrate them into your own interpretation of the style.

Get more inspiration by reading our ebook, “Five Design Elements for Every Farmhouse.”