When it comes to brightening up your home, many will think of doing things like buying light reflecting paint, lining windows with light dressings and adding as many mirrors to the décor of a room as possible. However, there may be another option that many don’t even consider…
As a feature, Internal Doors can become somewhat overlooked, with a good coat of white gloss often deemed acceptable. For those who are looking to introduce more light into their homes, doors are also a great way of doing this and there are many options available when it comes to making your home look bright and airy.
Choosing a glazed door as opposed to a panelled door is a simple and cost effective way of introducing additional light into any room in your home. A glazed door will allow light to be seamlessly transferred from one room to another giving your home a lighter more spacious feel.
So, if for example you have a dark dining room linked onto your bright living room, using glazed doors to join the two rooms will allow the dining room to get a share of the light that is enjoyed in the living room; it’s all about identifying the main light sources in your home and maximising them as much as possible. Try to use Glazed Doors in areas that don’t have their own source of natural light.
This can even be achieved where privacy is an issue by choosing an obscure glazed door as opposed to a clear glazed door. Our range has an extensive range of both obscure and clear doors to choose from.
A White Primed Doors is a great way for making a room look light as the white colour naturally reflects light and makes areas feel more spacious than they actually are. This is especially relevant upstairs in properties when space tends to be of a premium.
Glossing (water based) our White Primed Doors is also a great way of enhancing the light in your home as the gloss element of the paint also reflects the light.
If you prefer the look of natural wood as opposed to white doors, go for lighter timbers that won’t make your home look dark in areas where natural light isn’t abundant.
An ever popular timber such as Oak is a great options as it looks stylish and chic, on top of making a room appear light.
Mixing and matching wood
Many people look to make a stylish statement with their doors and combining both white and natural wood together is a great way of making your home look a little different, whilst still managing to promote the natural light in your home. There are many ways to create this look, whether by using darker timber doors with white architrave and skirting or by using White Primed Doors with natural timber accents, this contrast can create a stunning talking point.
Also, try to combine using oak doors downstairs with white doors upstairs. We have a harmonious range of oak and white primed doors so that you can create a consistent look across your home by using the same style whilst combining the timber to find your desired look.
Our collection of French Doors are by nature are made of glass panels from floor to ceiling, which we have already established is a great way of optimising the natural light in a room.