The front door on your home is not commonly regarded as a key design element. They can often be overlooked but this can have a detrimental effect on the style of your home so putting some focus on your doors is important.
With interior design being increasingly more popular than ever before and access to inspiration and advice incredibly easy thanks to the advent of social media, choosing the right style for you can be tricky. There is so much choice and what you like one week won’t necessarily be your preference the next. One way to make your life easier is to pick a style and stick with it. If you are lucky enough to live in a period property, this decision can be very easy and you’ll choose the right doors to match. But if you’re debating what to go for, you might be questioning what period, and therefore what period doors, are the most stylish.
As with everything in life, taste, style and opinions are extremely personal and most certainly will not be shared by all. That’s why it’s virtually impossible to denote one key style as the most stylish. Plus, as design attributes from different eras can be so specific, there is no one-size fits all and you could end up making your otherwise beautiful home look unstylish with the wrong period choice.
So rather than putting one in a top spot, Internal Doors UK have listed our top 3 period doors for their stylishness:
The Victorian era is still one of the most widely imitated when it comes to period-features of interior design. It is famous for striking and intricate building work, ornate finishes and some frivolity. The industrial revolution saw middle class people be able to afford the type of homes and furnishings which were previously the reserve of the upper classes and this increased the popularity of these styles. This lives on today so if you are able to include Victorian pieces in your home or indeed live in a Victorian property, you remain in style! These period doors are an excellent choice for making your home look stylish!
Art Deco Doors
The roaring 20s gave way to the art deco era of the 1930s and styles were changing drastically. Art deco had been around for some time but it saw a real boom in the period between the two world wars. It was a bold evolution, ‘futuristic’ linear styles appeared and homes and buildings became sleeker and more polished. If you love the roaring 20s, then look into these types of period doors for your home.
Whilst perhaps not technically a ‘period’, contemporary style is something which continues to hold its own in the interior design world and doors of this kind are extremely popular. Their clean finish and unobtrusive appearance means they create harmony by blending seamlessly within their surroundings. This modern look remains popular and should be considered when choosing a door style.
True style comes from a harmonious environment rather than a particular period in time and it is fair to say they can all be stylish with the right application. Just keep searching for the perfect period doors for your home!