James Treble wel­comes the new trend for doors that open with a bang. Which one do you love?

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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!

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