Drab Door Remedies: 11 Show-Stopping Interior Door DIY Projects

Drab Door Remedies: 11 Show-Stopping Interior Door DIY Projects

Adrienne Breaux
Apr 12, 2014
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A patterned, boldly colored or surprisingly decorated interior vertical surface is always a fun way to spice up a room, but what if you only want to tackle a small surface to create a big impact in a room? Look to your interior doors — an often forgotten surface when it comes to cool ideas. We've gathered 11 of our favorite DIY door projects — will one spark inspiration for you this weekend?!

Pictured above: A two-toned, high-gloss painted interior door is sure to be a surprising element in a room. Spotted on Bright Bazaar Blog.

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Paint your door's edge a fun bold or neon color, but go for a classic pattern on the door itself for a neat look. On Camille Styles we see a chevron pattern, but any pattern you could think of could be used, like horizontal or vertical stripes.

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You don't need fancy materials to create an interior door that packs a bold visual punch; you can create a dramatic black and white pattern with just electrical tape! See how to do it on Stars for Streetlights.

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Another classic pattern is the polka dot, and it's a playful pattern that brings a lot of joy to a home! Seen here on My Life at Playtime, this is another example of not needing paint to DIY a cool door!

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Love this example of going the opposite of what interior doors are usually painted as and DIYing them to be a dark black. It's certainly shocking! But will add a lot of drama to a home. Spotted on Marcus Design.

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This looks like it would take a long time to create, but it's certainly quite extravagant! Nail heads and vinyl create this geometric look, as seen on HGTV.

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Another upholstered door to consider is the one spotted on Design*Sponge, that pairs a deep emerald green vinyl with nail-head trim to create one serious show-stopper.

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Joy always knows how to bring joy into a room, and this metallic diagonally striped door is no different! This would certainly be an exciting addition to a room. As spotted on the Oh Joy Blog.

Not every interior door project has to be multi-faceted. Why not just choose a bold hue and uniformly paint the surface? Photo by Pia Ulin via The Wallstreet Journal.

You don't need nail-head trim to incorporate fabric on a door. Consider this "wallpapering" project: you transform a surface with starch and water to create a removable look. Find instructions on How About Orange.

Why only stick to painting just the door? As seen in this photo spotted on Wary Meyers, consider extending your painted door pattern past the trim over to an adjoining wall for a door that will seem larger than life.

Have you done anything creative to one of your interior doors in your home to make it stand out? Tell us in the comments below!

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