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Tips and tricks for matching doors and floors

The proper combination of interior doors and floors is not a marginal task in your interior design project, but a complex operation that will consider several factors. The main one is that it involves two elements – the floors and the interior doors – which will remain permanently in the space.

It goes without saying that working in a timely and competent manner will allow you to create a perfect synergy between these critical players in interior design: they will significantly affect the overall aesthetic impact of a home, an office, a shop or a representative place.

Let’s try to tackle the topic in a practical way, through useful tips and tricks that will allow you to operate correctly.

Style, colors and models: play with creativity and pay attention to some basic rules

The first rule to remember is that not all your interior doors should necessarily look the same. On the contrary, you can adapt different models to various house areas – such as the living room or the bedroom – just like you would do with floors.

If you can be more daring with your imagination in the living room, the bedroom is usually furnished and designed in more traditional colors and styles. However, that does not mean that your interior design project should have hyper-strict rules. It is always good to use common sense and follow some stylistic indications to create harmonic and aesthetically pleasing spaces.

In general, if the space where you need to install your interior doors has a dark-colored floor, its context will likely be modern, minimalistic or even urban-looking. The interior doors will then follow this logical line. Our advice is to opt for interior doors with a marked contemporary design, to create clear chromatic contrasts, and be daring when it comes to materials, favoring glass, metals and lacquered finishes.

Interior doors and floors: a matching game or a play of contrasts?

The same aesthetic contrast in the combination of interior doors and floors can be created using ceramic, stoneware or marble floors – always in a light color. In this case, favor dark-colored interior doors and create a dynamic-looking, strong ensemble.

On the contrary, if the indoor space has a wooden floor – of colors and essences of your choice – and favors a traditional or country furniture style, do no play excessively on contrasts. Choose wooden doors, possibly of a different shade, but always in chromatic tune with the wooden floor. This way, you will create a harmonious and synergic context, without style drops or unpleasant visual break points.

Would you like to find out more about what interior doors are perfect for your rooms? Ask for advice from RES specialists.