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How to Select The Right Interior Door Style

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How to Select The Right Interior Door Style

How to select the right interior door style for your home does not have to be hard. There are many factors that come into play but when you narrow them down a bit, it is much less overwhelming. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately with the new house we are building Your interior doors really will determine the style and flow of your home. So I thought I would put together a simple 5 step guide for you to help you through the process with some examples from Metrie, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of interior finishings and you can learn more about installing and selecting interior doors HERE.


How to Select The Right Interior Door Style:

1. Pick a door style.

This is the first step in selecting interior doors. Picking a style will determine the feel and style of the interior of your home. Be sure to pay close attention to the scale of the room. Selecting a more ornate door in a small space will look busy. You can select from barn doors, pocket doors, dutch doors, glass framed doors and paneled doors. The key is consistency so there is a flow to the connecting spaces.


My top determining factors when selecting a style:


What room is it for?

What style is the home?

How tall are the ceilings?

What material is the flooring?

I love Metrie’s Then & Now Finishing Collections because of all the options they have to offer. These Collections were inspired by different architectural styles. This helps to coordinate your interior doors and trim with the most up-to-date style and decorating trends for your home.


2. Choose which way the door is to swing.

This will determine where your hinges will be. Do you want it to swing into the room or out into the next room. Typically if it is a bedroom, the door will swing into the room. If it is a main space like a family room, the door would swing in. Think of how you would typically walk into that particular room and what feels most comfortable to you.


How to Select The Right Interior Door Style


3. Select the material.

The material of your door should not only match the aesthetic of your home but it can also be a big determining factor in the door style. You can choose from solid wood, MDF, glass doors, or hollow core doors. I particularly like glass doors for pantries and sunrooms while solid doors are beautiful for bedrooms and bathrooms. I love the modern flare of Metrie’s gorgeous glass doors too for a stylish designer look!


4. Frame your door with casing.

How you frame the doors is important. If your door is more ornate, than a more simple casing will make the door stand out. If it is a less complicated door design, then a more detailed moulding would be appropriate. I also like a bit of a chunkier looking base moulding. I typically select a 6″ base or more depending on ceiling height. I love the substantial look it gives an interior door.


5. Select the perfect color.

Choose a door color that will be the right fit with the decor in each room. Selecting a neutral shade like these ones from our top neutral paint shades will make your interior doors match your home’s style. You could be more bold and select a color like navy for a beautiful designer pop! I love Metrie’s Fashion Forward Collection with this circular center. The navy shade is truly stunning on them!

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