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The design of the door is a hint of what lies beyond. It is often the first element of your home design that people will encounter. Therefore, it pays off to be intentional when choosing the doors for your home— be it for the entrance of your home or the rooms within.
Wood, of course, is an all-time favorite material. Nothing can truly beat its combination of versatility, durability and beauty. When combined with other materials, the possibilities are endless. We have compiled a list of some of the best wooden door designs. Take a leaf from any of the ideas listed below and jazz up the gateways in your home.
Teak can be used in any door design. For a modern look, keep it plain. Let the natural grain and variegation be the highlight. A narrow glass panel in the center will allow you to see who your guests are before you invite them in. Alternatively, you can frame the food with glass panels on either side for a contemporary touch.
Teak wood door design also lends well to more traditional wood carving designs for the main door. Elegant floral designs, intricate idol carvings, sophisticated Arabic designs are just a few options.
Sliding doors work superbly in a studio or open-plan layouts. Bi-fold doors are one option. Open them up when you want to make use of the entire living room space. Wooden accordion doors will make the gateway look even more stylish.
Pocket sliding doors are a great way to divide a large open space. Open them up when you plan on hosting. You'll get easy, unobstructed flow between rooms as these doors slide into the walls and out of sight. Pocket sliding doors also work well in spaces with the indoor-outdoor design style, such as the rooms that open up to yards, patios, balconies, etc.
Add some old-timey charm to your house by combining a simple wooden door design with ornamental wrought iron pieces. Retain the wood's natural finish and contrast it with a statement wrought iron handle and keyhole in a wooden single door design.
Another way to combine the two materials is to opt for wooden door frames and iron doors. Wrought iron doors are known for their intricate designs. For a more classic vintage style, choose intricate scrollwork or botanical designs. For a contemporary style, select simple geometric patterns. Atomic designs and ones that mimic strobe lines provide a futuristic aesthetic that is so typical of the mid-century modern design style.
If you have double doors, you can experiment with asymmetry. For example, geometric patterns that don't exactly match up, or a single design that flows from one door to the other instead of mirroring design.
There's a rich selection of Indian wood carving designs for the main door for you to choose from. Each region of the country has something stunning to offer. If you want a grand and ornate entrance to your house, the diverse Haveli and temple inspired designs are the way to go. If you want a design that highlights the wood, the wada-esque doors are the way to go.
The lotus, chakra, bel, jhalar, kalpavriksha, gopuram, elephants and peacocks are some of the popular motifs used in carvings. Inspired by temple architecture and design, many also opt for carvings of Hindu deities either on the door or on the door frame.
The hallmark of traditional carved wooden doors is that the door frames are equally beautiful. If you want the elegance of the conventional door but without the heavy frames, you can frame the door by painting a frame around it. Be sure to incorporate some of the design from the door in it. Complement the intricate design of the door with a statement metal knocking ring.
The colonial neoclassical and gothic architecture is another source of inspiration for wood carving designs for main doors. They use a combination of molding, paneling and carvings. Borrow brilliant designs from Mughal art and architecture for your main door. The intricate jali patterns, geometric latticework, etc., are great options for the main entrance.
Suppose you prefer simple designs but want to incorporate some carvings in the door. In that case, opt for a singly carved panel on the door. You may center the panel or place it on one end of the door. You may highlight the beauty of the wood by keeping the door plain and framing it with carved wooden panels around it or on either side of it.
Another fun option is to combine stained glass and wooden doors with carvings. When the light hits the glass, the entrance hallway will be filled with a myriad of colorful shadows and silhouettes.
Panel designs are no longer only for walls. Choose simple quadrangular moldings for a minimalist look. Beadboard paneling running the length of the door will create a sophisticated look. Board and batten paneling are good options for a wooden double door design. Suppose you like visual contrast, select shiplap paneling for the door. Break up the horizontal lines with a long metal door handle.
Opt for dual tones wood finish to add some visual interest to your paneled door. A textured vinyl or sunmica with pronounced grain will enhance the pattern and depth created by the paneling. Paint
the door white for a contemporary aesthetic, or add a boho spin with a bright color like blue or pink.
Shoji doors are a great option for areas that flow into outdoor spaces in your home, such as a courtyard, a garden or even a balcony. They allow you to create a blended indoor-outdoor space. With over 200 designs, there's a large selection.
Shoji doors with a combination of wood lattice and translucent material are excellent for a mid-century modern design since they allow the light to flood in. You can also incorporate them into a boho-inspired design by painting the doors. These can make for exceptional features.
Some standard door designs include Aragumi Shoji, Yokoshige Shoji and Tateshige Shoji. Each pattern can have different variations. So, there is a lot of room for customization.
A wooden single door design with wainscoting is a brilliant option not only for the entrance but also for interiors. It will enhance the exteriors of your home. You can pair the paneling with other materials to create exciting designs.
Board and batten wainscoting with glass above work well as balcony doors. They allow for the flow of light and provide an unobstructed view of the outdoors. If you want more privacy, you can opt for frosted glass or drapes.
Incorporate some geometric designs to achieve the art deco aesthetic. Shiplap is perfect for the more rustic styles, such as the farmhouse or the barn. Wooden doors with wainscoting can easily be adapted for entrance and interior use.
French doors are classic wooden doors for home options. They easily fit into many interior styles, including but not limited to glam, boho-chic, vintage-eclectic and minimalist. You can dress it up with arched wooden frames. For a slightly understated vibe, opt for the classic lattice pattern. Retain the natural wood finish in Scandinavian inspired interiors. Make a bold statement with black frames contrasting with the glass.
Beautiful Homes has a wide range of products and services to help you create a home design best suited for your needs and style. With our expert Interior Design Services or Wood Solutions services, you can have custom doors for each room in your home.
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