- The first idea. We paint, we just paint
- Second idea. We paint in several colors
- Third idea. Selecting moldings
- The fourth idea. We paint according to the finished stencil
- Fifth idea. Art painting
- Sixth idea. Children’s creativity
- The seventh idea. Unusual texture with paint
- Eighth idea. Wallpaper
- The ninth idea. Regular wallpaper
- Idea ten. Fabric instead of wallpaper
- The eleventh idea. Posters, cards, paper
- Idea twelfth. All kinds of stickers
- Thirteenth idea. Decoupage
- Idea fourteen. Mosaic
The interior door takes an important place in the interior of the room. It serves not only as an obstacle to noise, delimits space and allows privacy, but is also a noticeable piece of decor..
There are several reasons that may motivate you to decorate the interior door:
- First, despite the huge selection of ready-made (and very attractive) doors, it is sometimes very difficult to find the right model. Sometimes all the doors seem to be the same – “I’ve already seen this one at the neighbors'”, “and this one looks like the door to our office.” You don’t want to repeat and acquire something unoriginal and which has become banal, because your interior is unique, so the door must match.
- Secondly, even an old door with scratches, peeling paint and stains that cannot be removed is not known from what you often do not want to change! After all, any replacement of a door is also a replacement of the box itself, which is associated with dust, plaster, sealing the resulting cracks, the need to change the wallpaper (at least around the new door) – in general, with local, and sometimes overhaul.
That is why sometimes it is much easier for the owner to update an already installed door “on the spot”, that is, without changing the whole box, right here in the room. Of course, in some cases you will still have to remove the door from the hinges, but this is much easier and faster than starting a full-fledged repair. Whatever the reasons that prompted you to start decorating the interior door, we will say right away that often you do not need practically anything for this, except the materials left over from the last repair..
And one should not think that real masters and needlewomen will be able to cope with such a task – some of the ideas proposed in this article can be embodied even by a person who has never held a hammer or a brush in his hands. And the result of your work in any case will be original, unusual and will become a source of pride – “here it is, our door, I made it myself (well, at least decorated it)”.
So, we offer you 14 ideas for decorating an interior door that you might want to bring to life by decorating your interior.
The first idea. We paint, we just paint
The easiest way, without frills and unnecessary work, to put the door in order. To do this, you will first need to remove the door from its hinges, then walk along it with a spatula, removing the old paint, level the surface with sandpaper, fill up cracks and scratches with putty, remove grease stains, seal the glass with masking tape so as not to stain, and you can take it in hand roller or brush! It is better to choose acrylic paint – it dries faster, and painting the door in a horizontal position – so the paint will not drain and will lay down more evenly. However, if it is convenient for you to do all of the above on a vertically standing door, you can not remove it from its hinges. Just do not forget to put something on the floor during painting so as not to stain the linoleum or laminate..
White, plain painted door. Updating it or repainting it in a different color will not be difficult, although moldings and carvings need special, careful handling when sanding and removing a layer of old paint
Second idea. We paint in several colors
The option is more complicated, although it is also associated with staining. In this case, we do not just paint the door in one color, but create a simple or complex geometric pattern from stripes, squares, rhombuses, and so on. The door must first be prepared, as in the first case – that is, cleaned of old paint and level the surface. However, in this case, we will need much more masking tape – it is with its help that you delimit the zones between the stripes or rectangles. In addition, in order not to buy several cans of paint of different colors, you can buy white paint (one liter is enough for the door), as well as several dyes, with which you can experiment with shades.
Gold and white, blue and pale pink, bright stripes on a neutral background, rhombuses and winding lines – a variety of patterns and color combinations can appear on the canvas of your door
When choosing a geometric pattern, remember that a wide strip along the entire door leaf is more suitable for the country style, and for the classics it is better to choose other options, for example, paint the upper part of the door in a lighter shade and divide the parts with a horizontal strip
Third idea. Selecting moldings
Also painting the door, which in general is not too different from the first option. However, in this case, we will focus on the moldings, painting them in a contrasting color. White and black are a great combination, but already well-worn, so think about which colors would work best together. Designers have long recognized white and green, blue and yellow, red and dark blue as an excellent option. Such a door will look great both in a bohemian boudoir and in a strict classic living room..
The white door with highlighted black moldings is a real classic. By the way, if your door does not have such decorations, it is easy to make them yourself – special wooden thin strips are sold, which are simply nailed to the canvas
An unexpectedly bright, pink door that looks especially aristocratic and attractive thanks to the white frames
The fourth idea. We paint according to the finished stencil
A very convenient and easy way to turn your door into a work of art, even if you do not have an artistic talent. Ready-made stencils can be purchased in construction and specialized stores, or ordered on one of the sites, and the choice of drawings and patterns is very large. Then we simply apply the stencil to the already prepared door and paint. Easy, fast and as a result – very beautiful!
Drawing on a ready-made stencil is as easy as shelling pears, and the choice will allow you to choose an original inscription, an exotic pattern, and an unusual picture
Such a deliberately simple drawing can be easily created without stencils. It was the uneven lines and simplicity that became its main highlight.
Fifth idea. Art painting
Unlike all of the already listed options for decorating a door, this option is not for everyone. To create a real masterpiece on an ordinary door, you need the talent of an artist and certain skills in working with brushes, since a roller is no longer enough here. Imagine that your door is a blank white canvas, on which, thanks to your skill, a beautiful landscape, a cheerful painting or an exquisite pattern will appear. Thin hand-painted painting always looks expensive and stylish, and you can achieve this effect by spending money only on buying paints.
Many European companies offer ready-made interior doors with artistic painting. They are, of course, not cheap, so you can try to create something similar with your own hands. Are you afraid it won’t work? You can always just paint over a bad drawing.!
Sixth idea. Children’s creativity
Does your kid love to paint? Give him such an opportunity – let him decorate the door to the children’s room. Yes, such a naive, bright drawing would be out of place in a strict living room, but as a decoration for a children’s room it is a great option. Just agree with the young artist that the second half of the door is already your field for the embodiment of fantasies!
Usually, children’s paints are washed off very easily, so that your aspiring artist can paint the door again every day. But you will have to pre-prepare the canvas, putting the door in order.
The seventh idea. Unusual texture with paint
If you think that just applying paint is boring, and you are afraid to take on hand painting, you can try to achieve unusual textures, for example, the effect of a wooden surface or an antique door using very simple tools. So, using a sponge, you can get a spotty surface, steel wool will help to achieve the effect of an old door, a hard brush – to create an expressive surface of denim. Special ready-made paints are also on sale that perfectly imitate jeans, wood, canvas, velvet or slate boards..
On such a door, painted to resemble a slate board, it is convenient to leave messages to households
Eighth idea. Wallpaper
If all the previous ideas concerned only working with paints and brushes, then this method is suitable for those who do not want to mess with paint. Wall murals will instantly transform the appearance of your interior door, turning it into a striking design element. Of course, it is best to purchase wallpaper designed specifically for doors – in this case, your drawing will definitely look complete. Ready-made wall murals usually have a standard size of 86×220 centimeters, so they are suitable only for standard doors, and without moldings and glass inserts. However, now many online stores offer custom-made door murals, so you can choose the option that is ideal for your door, with any pattern. You can cut to size for doors and regular wall murals, but in this case the drawing may look unfinished.
How do you like such an unusual option – a door, with the help of photo wallpaper turned into a telephone booth?
Before gluing the wallpaper, the door must be cleaned of stains, and the surface must be leveled, sanded and degreased with a solvent. You can use regular wallpaper glue, but PVA is much more reliable. The disadvantages of this option for decorating the door include the fact that a bright image will immediately catch the eye, so it can quickly get bored. In addition, photowall-paper on the door, due to frequent touches, will lose its original attractiveness. However, no one will prevent you from changing the photo wallpaper on the door to something more original in a couple of months.
Photo wallpapers with picturesque landscapes are especially popular.
Photo wallpaper on the door will help to make a small room visually larger due to the increased panoramic perspective. And it’s very easy to stick them on, you don’t even need to remove the door from its hinges for this.
The ninth idea. Regular wallpaper
Previously, this decor was especially popular, but now many designers consider it bad manners. This does not prevent the usual wallpaper, “migrated” to the door, to remain a popular way of decorating the interior. Paper and vinyl wallpaper is especially popular in Sweden, the USA and Canada. By the way, there is no need to hide the entire door behind the wallpaper – on the contrary, the wallpaper, divided into clear “compartments” thanks to moldings, looks especially interesting. The remaining surfaces of the door can be simply painted by choosing a shade that matches the color of the wallpaper. Alternatively, you can buy cork wallpaper and varnish it on top for reliability. Their unusual texture will make the door more original.
Preparing the door is exactly the same as in the case of using photo wallpaper. The main advantage is its low cost, since you can use wallpaper left over from the previous repair, and ease of decoration. The main disadvantage is quick wear – wallpaper can peel off and tear at the joints.
Wallpaper glued not on the entire door, but on the parts highlighted by moldings, look more impressive
The door, covered with the same wallpaper as the walls, will literally merge with the interior. On the reverse side, the door, of course, is pasted over with other wallpaper so as not to stand out against the background of the wall of another room
Idea ten. Fabric instead of wallpaper
This option will look especially cute and home-like. The door decorated with fabric looks original, the choice of fabrics today is surprisingly wide, but this method also has its drawbacks.
If you choose a single piece of fabric to decorate the door, you should take care of the original drawing
First, when choosing a fabric, you should make sure that the glue does not stain it. Secondly, the edges of the fabric should be pre-processed, otherwise the protruding threads will not look very aesthetically pleasing. Thirdly, doors decorated with fabric are not suitable for every style of interior design. Those who are fond of patchwork, that is, creating canvases from different pieces of fabric, can turn their door into a real applique made of bright patches. By the way, if there is a place for a glass insert on the door, you can hang a small curtain here, fixing it on a fishing line and small nails.
Very nice door, decorated with patchwork technology. The trouble is that such bright patches have nothing to do with the classic style of the interior, this is an option, rather, for a “rustic” and colorful country
The eleventh idea. Posters, cards, paper
An option for creative people and a great idea for a teen’s room. The door can be decorated with a poster and a picture of your favorite artist or band, sheets from an old geographic atlas or sheet music. Sticking such paper sheets and posters is as easy as conventional wallpaper.
An old geographical map will be appropriate even on the interior door of an ordinary living room, but it is better to “settle” posters in a teenager’s room
Idea twelfth. All kinds of stickers
This simple and not too expensive way of door decoration is becoming more and more popular today. Vinyl stickers can be purchased in online stores, the cost of a model of the size of a standard door starts from 2.5 thousand rubles, they are glued very easily, and will last longer than ordinary photo wallpapers.
Stickers with such funny and at the same time useful inscriptions will not only decorate the doors, but also cheer up the guests
If you do not want to hide the entire door behind the stickers, it is quite possible to purchase small images – a butterfly, a bright flower, and so on. They cost less, and the outer appearance of the door will be completely transformed. “Informative” stickers are also popular, for example, on the door of an office, bathroom or toilet, which will tell guests what is behind this door..
The elegant lady on this sticker will immediately inform the guests of the house that the bathroom is hidden behind this door.
Often, the stickers can look like ordinary photo wallpaper, and sometimes like hand-painted on a white door or a child’s drawing.
Thirteenth idea. Decoupage
The technology of scrupulous cutting out of the vending images from paper and further composing applications from these pieces allows you to transform not only a casket or photo album cover, but also an ordinary door. Everything that a novice master of the ancient art of decoupage will need: paper drawings, napkins with a pattern you like, postcards and the like – everything from which you can cut a picture, a brush, PVA glue, scissors, glitter, acrylic varnish, contour and acrylic paint.
In the decoupage process, you can use literally anything – from scraps of old newspapers to greeting cards.
In a brief description, the process looks like this: apply a layer of white acrylic paint to the door surface, wait for it to dry, then another layer – and wait again until it is completely dry. Then we apply a layer of paint of the selected shade, and then we attach the cut paper drawings with PVA glue. At the same time, we try to glue the piece as evenly as possible, without folds and expel all air bubbles. With the help of glitter and contour, we can draw dots, stripes and other small details. Then cover the finished painting with a layer of varnish. That’s all. The rest is your imagination and beautifully selected drawings.
The decoupage technique allows you to create amazingly beautiful paintings, and the varnish coating will extend the life of the decor
Idea fourteen. Mosaic
A door decorated with bright mosaics will be an excellent option for a bathroom; you can also decorate a metal entrance door in this way. Moreover, it is not at all necessary to use pieces of ceramics for these purposes – in this case, the door may turn out to be too heavy. The mosaic can be created from pieces of wood or veneer, or purchased ready-made made of glass.
In this case, bright glass mosaic takes up most of the door, making it very unusual and cheerful.
The mosaic is fixed with special glue (“Moment” or liquid nails are suitable) on the prepared and cleaned surface. It is worth considering in advance all the details of the pattern by drawing a diagram of the arrangement of the pieces with a pencil. By the way, you can decorate with a mosaic not only the door itself, but also the box, highlighting the slopes using the selected pattern.
Creating a mosaic pattern is a huge scope for creativity. And if some part still falls, you can always attach it back
An old door can become a real art object, just a little imagination and effort. To begin with, you can use one of the simplest ideas, and then, having got a taste, try yourself in the art of decoupage or painting. In any case, your door will definitely be one of a kind.!