When one door closes, another one opens.
Most people don't give the doors in their home too much thought. I mean, they are a necessity, but how much do they really matter when it comes to your interior (or exterior) design. Surprisingly, they can make a BIG difference!
This became very clear to me as I was recently working with one of my clients on a new home. Everything had been meticulously selected. The flooring, counters, lighting, paint choices, beautiful solid wood doors, every detail had be carefully and thoughtfully selected...and then came time to select the trim color. That's when it became abundantly clear, that doors have more of an impact that you realize.
If you are planning on painting your doors something other than white, I recommend consulting your designer or a color specialist. While I'd love to say it's simple, just match your trim to your door color, it's not always that easy. More often than not, trim is painted white, but even white doesn't work in every scenario. You really need to take into account your surroundings. Sometimes you want your trim and moldings to be white so that your door can get the attention it really deserves. If you have a great wood door, or one that has beautiful molding, or even if you are painting your door a surprising shade, white trim just might be the perfect color to frame it with.
However, there are other instances when it's best to match your trim to your door color for some added impact. The architecture around this door that makes it unique would have been lost if the designer left it white. The yellow highlights the details that would have otherwise been missed.
There are so many opportunities behind every door, you'd be surprised at all that you can do! Paint color is not the only way to draw attention to your doors. Don't just stick to the "same old, same old". Try something different to add that special touch to your home. I love this easy DIY that takes a boring bifold closet door to a chic upscale, custom look.
Click here for the easy, step-by-step DIY project, and take your closet doors from drab to fab in one quick afternoon!
You can also add molding to a flat door to give it a one-of-a-kind look.
I can see how this door treated with chalkboard paint could come in very handy in my kitchen, or even in my office! Imagine leaving messages for the kids, grocery lists, the schedule for the day or a list of to do's (I might actually need several doors for that, but you get the point!). It makes my heart skip a beat!
Taking a side step away from the traditional sliding barn door, this door is literally a work of art! I really love this treatment of a sliding door. It's functional and pretty and great for a home that may be a bit on the modern side of style.
Doors come in an endless amount of styles, shapes and materials. One of my all time favorite door style is the Dutch door. Not only is it so friendly and inviting, but it's functional too! And it can work in just about any room of the house. Want the option for privacy, but don't always want to be closed off from the remainder of the family? Or do you just want to contain your new puppy to a certain area of the home, try a Dutch door!
You can even add one to your staircase to keep kids and animals safe and contained!
Create a bit of visual interest for your built-in cabinetry by adding some sliding doors. Easy to open for movie night, and easy to close when you want to hide the tv!
Perfect for the teen in your house, or even for the dorm room, here are some quick and simple door designs that will have you at "hello".
In my next life I promise to be WAY better at DIY projects, but for now, I will just dream and share. And, because I think we should always be good to mother nature, I love to find ways to repurpose old items. Take for example these repurposed door DIY projects.
I love this door table, found on designsponge.com
Try using a pair of old doors, adorned with pretty sconces on either side of your bed for a unique look.
This salvaged door coffee table is so easy and adorable, I might have to channel my inner DIYer and give this project a whirl!
If your are looking for ways for your doors to stand out among the rest, or if you are looking for some easy, creative DIY projects, click here to see our Pinterest board all about doors!