James Treble welcomes the new trend for doors that open with a bang. Which one do you love?
How to get noticed with a statement door.
2017 DEEMS THAT CHOOSING DOORS is no longer an open and shut case. Gone are the days of functional utility – doors have become a stylish part of our decor, a way to individualise our living spaces and make a statement.
Your front door probably presents the biggest opportunity to add personality and set the mood for your home and the people who live in it. Oversized numbers, bold colours and giant doorknobs are all having a (very large) moment.
That’s not to say your doors on the interior are inferior. Natural timber or white might be the classic or traditional options, but colour is coming into its own. Charcoal and bold steely greys are a popular choice, working their way from walls and furniture onto our paintwork. Taking it one step further is the trend for painting skirting boards and doorframes the same colour as the door. This really makes your entrance pop and is a great way to bring drama, contrast and character to your room. You could even mix it up by using matte and gloss paint finishes to create a masterpiece.
A trend that’s entering the Australian market is the sliding barn-style door. Hung from an overhead track, these often oversized doors become a feature of the room. This trend allows the use of large feature doors – such as reclaimed timber, ornately carved or panelled doors – which might otherwise not fit inside the doorframe. And they are great space-savers, too.
This vivid green door with oversized doorknob makes a grand opening on a contemporary home. On-trend charcoal brings contrast to the lighter, brighter door.
A great way to brighten up an ugly security grill is to paint it the same colour as the door. The bright blue looks fab against the grey.
Darker tones add a fresh, modern feel to older terraces or classic homes. A grand opening like this deserves a grand door.
We love this industrial-vibe barn door from Bunnings. The Lockwood two-metre Outland barn door track hardware kit is just $149.
The blue and white combo suits this coastal home beautifully. The stylish large numbers mean visitors will never get lost!
On-trend grey. Tick. Matching doorframe, skirting and panelling. Tick. The paint draws the eye to the mid-line of the walls.
Here’s the reverse of painting the doorframe and skirting the same colour as the door. Leave the door and let them create the drama.
Looking a bit like an old red phone box, the bold colour is great against the timber door and obviously works well at Christmas time!