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Don't Forget the Door! Nine Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special



Interior doors have so much potential, and yet they are more often than not left neglected beyond a coat of paint. Tapping into the creative potential of doors can give a space a whole new look and make a killer impression. Just think about how many times a day we open and close doors and move from room to room. Why not make going from room to room exciting every time you cross a threshold? Let's check out some inspiration for doors that feel truly special: with incredible details, bold colors, and artistic expression.



Yellow Painted Interior Door - Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special
Design by Golden Design | Photography by Tom Carter

Well, there's certainly no way you could miss this door. The trim work and door shape are stunning all on their own, but the vibrant yellow hue really makes it pack a bunch. A bold, unexpected shade that reflects the homeowner's unique style.


Purple painted interior door. Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special
Design and photography by Cathrine de Lichtenberg

French doors are traditional, but here they look fresh and playful with the vibrant violet paint. The color works so nicely with the soft pink drapes too. But can we look beyond the door for a sec? I love how the electric blue ceiling adds an exciting spin to the overall traditional architecture of the home. You can tell that whoever lives in this house is REALLY fun at parties.


Yellow Painted Interior Door - Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special
Design and photography by The Church House Vintage

You can't miss this bright yellow door in this church-turned-home. Notice the contrasting orange trim inside the door frame—a small but impactful detail. Old churches have some really cool architectural details, and it makes me so happy that they kept the original door casing.



Playful Painted Interior Door - Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special
Design by Aldous Bertram

A white door is nothing special, but this one is full of character. Most noticeable is the faux-painted decorative molding; the intricate curves are so imaginative and creative. The woven panels add texture, making it all the more interesting. And for the cherry on top, they repeated the thin green trim on the inside edge of the door panel.


Lego door handle on Interior Door - Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special
Lego door handle by West Wood Bricks

Talk about the unexpected! I can absolutely see this colorful Lego door handle in a playroom. You really can build anything with those bricks. It almost makes me want to run downstairs and do something with the hundreds sitting in my basement.


Faux painted trim around interior door - Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special
Source: Pinterest

Here's another excellent example of using paint to create a more exciting door casing. The small ornate piece of carved wood would be just so-so above the door on its own. But, nestled within the thick green stripe around the door really allows it to capture your attention.



Mural painted on Interior Door - Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special
Peacock Pavillions Hotel | Photography by Scott and Ashley O'Malley

A mural on a door? Why not?! This Moroccan-style door became a canvas for artistic expression with the fanciful flowers, trees, and wildlife painted directly on the door. It was gorgeous, to begin with, but the mural really emphasizes how special it is.


Decorative paint around Interior Door - Creative Ways to Make Interior Doors Feel Special
Design & photography by At Home With Ashley

Gahhhhh, what a creative way to transform an ordinary doorway into a visual stunner. With the addition of the bright yellow color and the freeform wavy scallops, it's now full of flair. Walking through this doorway would feel like you're entering a magical tunnel. I'm kinda dying to see what's on the other side.


Giving interior doors the extra attention they deserve makes them unforgettable and elevates the space's overall aesthetic. Whether it's a striking color, intricate details, or unique materials, there are endless creative ways to make your doors capture attention. So let's not forget the door – it holds the key to unlocking a world of possibilities for making your home truly magical.



 

You deserve to look around your home and go nuts over what you see.


You don't follow trends. You want your home to stand out from the crowd. But you don't have the time or energy to turn it into the eye-catching space you crave. Well, you're in the right place! The Styled Domicile is here to turn your home into a truly one-of-a-kind space you'll be proud to show off. Book a discovery call to get started.




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