9 Times Doors Made a Room

published Mar 11, 2016
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(Image credit: Lawrence Walsh)

Doors. We just take them for granted, don’t we? They’re the things we walk through to get to another room or the things that hide the mess in the cabinet or closet. But the humble door actually offers a major design opportunity, and the right color, material, or detail can more than make a space. Read on for nine examples of doors that are anything but ordinary.

In the lead image, grey-painted wardrobe doors from UK joinery company Lawrence Walsh get a stylish, geometric twist. Can you believe how impactful a simple change in shape can be?

(Image credit: Retrouvious)

In this Barbican Estates flat, London-based design firm Retrouvious created a show-stopping sliding door of salvaged timber parquet, which acts as a wall between the living room and the hall.

Speaking of salvage, how’s this for a whole lot of doors? These custom wardrobes were featured in House & Garden.

This shower, featured in Trad Home, could easily have a plain glass door instead of these black-framed beauties. But would it be the same? No.

(Image credit: Erika Brechtel)

This Jean-Louis Deniot kitchen: small footprint, simple layout, classic marble. So far, so normal. Those brass cabinet doors, though!

(Image credit: Wookmark)

An eye-catching door can be as simple as getting out the old paintbrush and choosing the right hue. In this space designed by Tane Cox for Red Architecture, teal paint does the work in a bold, color-blocked doorway.

Why limit yourself to just one color, though? In this New Zealand home featured in homestyle, bold geometrics are the order of the day and look fantastic on these double doors.

(Image credit: Jody Kivort Photograpy)

Statement doors don’t have to be merely decorative; they can serve double functions, as well. Here, a sliding full-length mirror hides a dressing room.

Meanwhile, in another bedroom, this metal-framed, fabric-covered door, designed by Paris-based Rodolphe Parente, is a dream come true. So glam!