How to Spruce Up Your Interior Doors
A lot of emphasis is often put on the front door of the house – it makes an impression, and can add huge appeal to the exterior of the home. But often we abandon our interior doors, and they are left bland and boring, hanging lifelessly in-between rooms. We think it’s time to do something about it, and pay all doors in your home a little TLC! Especially with the upcycling trend in full swing, there is no reason why a bit of sanding and a lick of paint on a door can’t make the world of difference to your interior décor.
While fitting a new front door can make a world of difference and impress those who pass your home on the street, why not also try and impress your guests – the ones you like enough to invite inside?! Read on for our top tips on updating your interior doors.
Bold and Bright
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A bit of paint can go a really long way….especially when you choose a bright, bold colour for maximum impact. While pastel colours look great on natural timber, bright colours can be effective on almost any surface. That means you can even paint over varnish for a gloss effect, or paint straight onto doors which aren’t made of wood.
Breathe life into your living space – quite literally, by installing a living wall onto one of your interior doors. This would work best with a door which you don’t use much, so it remains quite still rather than being opened and closed all the time. Vertical plants are all the range in eco interiors. Albeit they are usually hanging centrepieces or cover an entire wall of a house, but there is no reason why you can’t hang a living wall feature off an interior door. Not only will the area look more appealing, it will also be a calmer space with purified air.
If you have a door which has a design, such as cut out squares, you can really get creative. Choose a block colour or patterned wallpaper and stick it in each of the squares, instantly transforming the door from drab to fab. To make it even more personal, you could replace the wallpaper with pages of your favourite book, or cutouts of a world map, shown below. Pretty much anything works!
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Chalkboards are so in right now – why not have one on the back of a door? It’s a sure fire way to always keep your home current and relevant, as you can change the display every single day. If you can’t find a chalkboard of suitable size, paint the area you desire with chalkboard paint.
Now you have no excuse for any boring doors inside or outside your home. Time to get creative!