Interior doors in the interior perform a functional and decorative role at the same time. They delimit the space of rooms, provide noise insulation, emphasize the beauty of the interior. Today, manufacturers produce a wide variety of doors, which differ in appearance, color, style, interior stuffing, strength, material of manufacture.
Interior doors are structurally different from each other. Behind the laminated or veneered outer panel there can be various internal fillings. Due to the different types of construction, door leafs vary in strength, noise insulation, weight, and material of manufacture. There are five main types of designs of interior doors.
The paneled view is a wooden frame with longitudinal and transverse wooden guides, the space between which is filled with panels. They are made of wood, MDF, glass or other material. Panels are the basis of the design solutions for paneled doors.
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The design of interior doors of the panel board type can be deaf or carved.
The deaf look is a construction consisting of a wooden frame and external MDF sheets. The cavity, which is formed inside, is filled with filler in the form of honeycombs made of compressed cardboard or MDF. To give a decorative look to the blind shield doors, use the outer coating. For example, the surface of MDF is laminated or veneered, coated with PVC.
The carved look is a more modified look of panel doors, which is characterized by the presence of an insert made of glass and plastic in the solid MDF plate. To make a carved insert, a cutout for a certain shape is made in the door leaf. Cutout is filled with a panel and secured with a baguette.
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This species takes its name from the transverse elements of the same type, which form the basis of the door, and are called paws. In the manufacture of the tsar's door, two vertical beams are used, the space between which is filled with transverse equal bars (side bars). Modern tsargovye doors have a diverse appearance due to the use of tsarg from various materials - wood of different breeds, glass, metal.
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This look is very easy to distinguish by external feature, as it is a monolithic canvas of the same material. For classic molded doors use solid wood, for modern - glass or plastic. The molding is the same from top to bottom. If the door is visually divided into five or more parts, then they should all be the same.
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These doors are made of glass consisting of duplex or triplex. Doors of this type can be transparent, matte, colored (monophonic or with a pattern). Their appearance can be very diverse. They pass a lot of light, so they are often installed in offices, cafes.
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You can open the door wide in several ways, depending on their design and method of attachment. There are swing doors, sliding, folding and swinging. Each of these species has a different fastening system, in different ways they are able to pass noise and isolate the space of the room from outsiders.
Swing interior doors are a classic, familiar to all option. The canvas is mounted on the hinges on the one side in the doorway, and on the other side there is a handle and a lock. The door frame of the swing model for soundproofing is equipped with a threshold. When closed, the door snaps onto the lock and tightly closes the space. If greater tightness is required, then a silicone sealant is laid along the perimeter of the door leaf.
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The design of sliding-type interior doors is very convenient in conditions of small city apartments, which save every centimeter of free space. Sliding doors are mounted on a rail along the wall with a doorway, and move on rollers along it. Sliding doors consisting of several panels indicate a zone in a studio apartment or in an office building. Most often, this type of door is used to create an interior in a modern style.
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Folding doors of the folding type are an accordion. They consist of several identical canvases connected by loops or hinges. When opened, the canvases are swiveled and folded. This design is used in the premises of clinics and ambulance stations, less often in residential apartments. It is convenient to use the folding structure in country houses, cottages with an attic. To facilitate the sliding door leaf for ease of opening, it is made with glass or plywood inserts.
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Swinging interior doors in the interior of public buildings look familiar. These doors can be opened inwards or pushed outward. They are equally free to open in any direction. Most often they are equipped with hospital rooms, waiting rooms at the airport, railway station. Doors of this type were very common in cafes and pubs in country style.
What will look better: dark or light interior doors in the interior? What should combine their color: with wallpaper, linoleum, furniture? Do you choose doors of the same design and color for all rooms or is each room different? Such questions often arise among those who decide to independently make repairs in their home without a repair team and designer. There is no unequivocal answer to all these questions, but there are a number of principles and tips that will help make a choice.
If the doors from different rooms in the apartment face one corridor, then it makes sense to buy them in one bloom and style. Better in the style on which the interior design of the corridor or hall is built. Such a principle will not disturb the integrity of the perception of space.
White, beige, sandy, pastel colors are perfect for interiors in a rustic, antique, classical style. In a small room, bright interior doors in the interior help to visually increase the area, if they repeat the color of the wall against which they are located.
Black, brown or dark wood color doors are chosen in different cases. Such a door can be combined in color and texture with either the floor or with furniture in the room or with the color of the walls. Any of these rules works well and creates a harmony of color.
Neutral refers to doors in the color of natural wood. They can light, for example, the texture of birch, bleached oak; may be with a reddish tint, for example, the texture of a cherry or pear; may be a very dark color - wenge. Neutral paintings are suitable for eco-style, country, contemporary, ethnic and many historical styles of the interior.
White interior doors in the interior create a feeling of lightness and airiness of the interior. Often they are used in Scandinavian, Provencal, French interior styles, combined with window frames and walls of the same color.
For modern interiors, choose transparent door leafs or metallic colors. They are very difficult to combine with the floor or walls, but they fit perfectly into the situation due to a single idea of the interior. They can be combined with decor. At the same time they contribute to creating a feeling of freedom and airiness. For a high-tech interior, besides doors in metallic color, glossy white or black surfaces are also well suited.
The classic trick is to combine floor covering and doors. Such a union always looks harmonious. If we are talking about the selection of doors for laminate or linoleum, then match the tone (the color and type of wood must match). But if the flooring is bright carpet or self-leveling floor, then in this case it is better to give preference to neutral glass doors or plastic.
The variant when the color of interior doors in the interior matches the color of furniture is justified and works well as an accent. This technique is used by designers to create modern interiors. For example, the white interior of the living room or bedroom is complemented by a red chair and a red door, and it takes on a completely different look.
In the dining room you can choose the door to the kitchen. For example, in the dining room in the Provencal style with hints of classical aesthetics, the violet color of the doors with a light violet shade of furniture works elegantly and relevantly.
The principle of combining walls and doors is often used in small rooms in order to visually expand the area of a room. The best way to achieve this effect helps light shades. For example, white doors on the background of white walls, or sand.
Using black doors in the interior is a little more difficult. But this option is possible. Very stylish, they look in the style of Art Deco or Baroque. Against the background of dark walls, light furniture and decor are perfectly visible. Due to this emphasizes the luxury and individuality of design.
Reception by American designers: if the doors are selected for a two-story house, then they can be combined with a staircase. If it has a neutral color of wood, then the door leaf should be taken in tone. If it has a modern look and is trimmed with plastic steps, then the doors should correspond.
Today, manufacturers of door accessories and fabrics produce products in various price categories, from natural and artificial materials, as well as various interior styles. It is very convenient.Making the interior of the room in a modern or historical style, you can find a suitable door with the necessary decorative elements and in the colors that are most inherent in the style.
The design of interior doors in a classic style will suit fans of traditional interiors, such that have not gone out of fashion for years. Such models have the correct geometric shape, can be decorated with carved strict lines and, most importantly, classic doors are made of natural wood. As a rule, a tree is not painted, but only emphasizes its natural beauty. But in some collections classical models have white color with gilded decorative elements.
Pompousness peculiar to baroque interiors, ostentatious luxury and wealth of materials are inherent in the doors in this style. They have impressive dimensions and weight. They are heavy due to the use of natural wood to create the door leaf. Interior doors in the interior in the Baroque style are decorated with artistic carvings, inlaid with precious woods, gilded elements. In addition, they are equipped with expensive and beautiful gilded fittings. Often they have a bivalve appearance, open in a swing way. The correct opening can be decorated in the form of an arch with carved platbands and stained glass windows.
The design of interior doors in the modern style is bright and unusual. To emphasize the sophistication and unpredictability of this interior style, choose doors of bright colors, with glass inserts, made of plastic with a patterned perforation or texture. Such doors are inherent in the drawings on the plant, animal or marine theme with an abundance of winding lines. Framing the door in the style of modern can unusual platbands on the design.
Modern apartments in eco style are equipped with interior doors made of natural materials.
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Wooden doors in eco style do not paint, but only emphasize their naturalness. They have a rough surface with a pattern of knots and wood rings. Their shape may be slightly rough. This is perfectly acceptable.
Glass doors with sandblasted plant motifs or transparent glass look impressive in their ecological design. Glass also refers to environmental materials, as it is made from natural materials. It is practical and safe, while giving the interior airiness and visually expands the space.