How internal doors can add value within an interior design scheme

How internal doors can add value within an interior design scheme

Doors within an interior project, whether residential or commercial, are sometimes overlooked as a basic design element. They are often the last thing to consider, so, how can you make internal door designs add value to your interior space?

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Here are three ways to make internal door designs add value to your interior space:

1. Use them to add colour or contrast as an extra canvas.
2. Give a hint to the design or purpose of the room behind the door.
3. An extra opportunity to add texture and pattern to a design scheme.

Read more about the ideas above and 3 other ways to add value to interior design with internal doors in this article: 6 ways to use doors in interior design.

Use internal doors as an extra canvas

For environments making use of subtle trend tones, a well-designed door can act almost as an oversized accessory. By being intelligent with colour choices, a door can seamlessly tie in with the soft furnishings or other accessories to bring a sense of coherence, calmness, and overall charming aesthetic.

Use doors as visual cues

Doors provide an effective means to incorporate coding and wayfinding strategies within interior design.

By utilising distinct colours for doors, educational facilities can assist children in easily identifying specific rooms or areas. Similarly, in healthcare settings, where navigating through various departments can be challenging for patients, colour-coded doors offer a simple solution for efficient wayfinding. This visual cue system allows individuals to navigate the space effortlessly, minimising the need for excessive signage and enhancing overall user experience.

Discover Fundis Zalkerbos Hospital project in the Netherlands.

An opportunity for texture and pattern

Doors can be more than just functional—they can add character and flair to a space. In commercial settings, adding colour, texture, and unique materials to doors can liven up an otherwise sparse environment, creating a dynamic and engaging atmosphere. Especially in places where cleanliness and safety are priorities, like healthcare facilities or educational venues, doors offer a prime opportunity to inject personality into the space.

Get inspired by the Primary School project in Norway.

By treating doors as another design element, spaces can feel more cohesive and visually appealing, making a lasting impression on visitors.

To understand the benefits of using laminate for doors, read 7 reasons designers and architects choose Formica® Laminate for doors

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