Drawings on the doors are another way to decorate your home and make the interior more individual. Doors with a picture give the opportunity to embody a variety of ideas of patterns. About which of them you can choose for your room, you will learn from this article.
The main advantage of this type of decor is that it looks very unusual. As a rule, the simplest doors without any patterns are used to separate the rooms. But, if you want to stand out, you can decorate them with inscriptions, patterns or prints of very different sizes. Another plus is that many types of coatings are able to protect the surface of the doors.
If you buy a quality door with a good and proven coating, then it will remain beautiful for a long time, as with a purchase. A good coating does not crumble and does not lose attractiveness due to mechanical damage, unlike plain glass or doors with a mirror surface.
Another plus is that if you install such a door in a children's bedroom, then your baby will definitely be delighted. After all, there are incredibly beautiful prints that look like a scene from your favorite cartoon or fairy tale.
To decorate the doors, several different techniques are used at once. Let's look at the most popular of them.
An advantageous and reasonably accessible option for everyone is decorating doors using photo printing. If you choose this particular technique, you can decorate your home yourself, without resorting to the help of professionals. The essence of this procedure is to apply a simple film. It is sold ready-made and with a pattern applied to the surface of the material. Pictures that adorn such a film can be very different.
Most often, these are simple photographs, landscapes or reproductions of paintings. Often they can be with the effect of volume, which makes the viewer part of what is happening in the picture. It is photo printing that often adorns cabinets, because they are used to be mounted on a compartment door. Sliding sashes in this case look not only unusual, but also very stylish, becoming an original addition to the interior of the room.
As for the use of such pictures on the doors, they most often adorn sliding doors with a built-in mirror or accordion.
Sandblasting patterns also often adorn glass doors. This method of decoration is much more complicated and is considered a real art. Since the patterns are applied using a special sandblasting machine, you can hardly cope with this task yourself, and without any experience.
The process of decorating doors with a sandblasting machine is that when the sand sprayed by it hits the surface, the grains of sand scratch the glass and leave a full-fledged pattern on it. Patterns can be very different.
This is one of the most difficult ways of decorating doors. But at the same time, this is how you can get the most beautiful and durable pattern. Experts advise, if possible, to choose this particular way of decorating the door.
At home, it is very simple to create simple patterns on the door surface using stencils. Such DIY decoration allows you to reproduce almost any pattern with brushes and paints. Also, as an alternative, you can take a roller or airbrush to make things go faster.
As for the stencils themselves, they can be made of different materials. The most popular option is wooden products. You can create stencils yourself or buy ready-made ones.
You can also do without stencils using only an airbrush. True, it is much more complicated. And in order to create beautiful drawings with its help, you need to practice. Better yet, entrust the task to professionals.
A simpler technique in terms of execution is decorating the door with old napkins, drawings and scraps of newspapers printed on paper. Decoupage is used to decorate not only vases or dishes, but also to decorate doors. And so that the manually created picture is held on the surface of the glass, it is fixed using special means. Most often it is a transparent varnish that does not spoil the picture, but only prolongs its life.
Decoupage technique allows you to create abstract images and even improvised stained glass. The end result depends only on your imagination and the materials that you have.
Another interesting design option is decoration with decorative nails or the use of elegant metal inserts. In this case, you can get a canvas with a geometric pattern or a door decorated with elegant curls.
In addition to the variety of materials used, there are various patterns. Of course, you can limit yourself to something simple and choose a picture that will decorate your door by sticking it on or creating it with an airbrush. A more complex and painstaking option is to create a stained-glass window. It consists of pieces of colored glass, which looks especially interesting if light hits it. The stained-glass window is reproduced on the glass part of the door.
If you like ethnic styles, then you can also pay attention to the corresponding patterns. Especially popular are Indian motifs and Arabic fragments of traditional patterns and paintings. In addition, you can use Russian motifs, decorating the door with pictures that are dear to your heart.
Here, stones, volume inserts or small crystals can act as decorative elements.
Designers manage to show imagination and create something unusual, even just decorating the door. So, for example, the front door can be decorated with interesting inscriptions. Often, important warnings are written on them (“do not slam,” “close the door”) and other important information. Banal phrases can be played in some interesting way, turning simple words into a joke or a practical joke.
Doors to a nursery or a teenager’s room can also be decorated in an interesting way. For example, a baby’s room can be decorated with a door with a picture in the form of an entrance to the country of Narnia or a magic portal. A teenager’s room can be separated from the corridor by a door, which will emphasize the features of his personality and character.
As for the styles that are used to decorate the door, there are several of them, too. The most common is classic. A simple and concise design at the same time gives the room personality, but at the same time it does not distract from the rest of the interior. The modern style uses a lot of glass and metal inserts. There is no place for bright colors and rich decor.
The most striking options are doors decorated in the Baroque style, glamor and so on, that is, in those styles in which an abundance of decorative details is welcomed.
Where is the drawing appropriate?
Many people believe that decorated doors in some way are not suitable in all rooms. Let's look at the cases in which it is most logical to use a beautiful door decorated with an unusual pattern or three-dimensional print:
- For a small room . If you install a painted or decorated door in a small room, then it is worth considering all the nuances of a small room. Firstly, it is worth remembering that too many contrasting colors and abstract patterns visually reduce the space. The same goes for colors that are too dark. If you choose a gloomy door in the Gothic style, this will also narrow the room visually. But with the help of correctly selected colors and patterns, you can achieve the completely opposite effect, that is, expand the space of your room.
For this, experts advise choosing light colors. In addition, it is worth paying attention to the landscapes. The image of the forest, the sea coast or the garden will visually extend the room, as if taking you beyond the bounds of reality and immersing you in the magical world of nature.
- Toilet and bathroom. Often, the bathroom door is decorated in an original way. Especially if it is complemented by glass inserts. The interior doors of the toilet or bathroom are often decorated with inscriptions, original images or simple stained-glass windows, consisting of colored geometric patterns. The same doors can separate the entrance to the bathhouse, if there is such a room in your house.
- Dressing room and entrance hall. The entrance to the dressing room can be simply decorated with some decorative elements or hidden from prying eyes. For the latter, huge paintings are used in which you do not immediately guess the entrance to the additional room where all your things are stored.
- Bedroom. More rarely decorate the entrance to the sleeping room. And, as already mentioned, these are children's bedrooms, where you can show unlimited imagination. In other cases, designers are not advised to decorate the door or dispense with not very noticeable minimalistic patterns.
Beautiful solutions in the interior
Choosing some original solution for decorating your door, be sure to remember that it must fit into the overall style of the room. So, for example, in a bedroom decorated in muted colors, a door decorated with forged inserts or patterns of sparkling pebbles will look good. This will only add mystery and romantic atmosphere to the room. But the entrance to the study or hallway can be separated from other rooms by a mirrored door with a picture. It looks stylish and modern.
The door also looks beautifully decorated with some pictures or patterns. In this way, you separate a part of the room and create another interesting zone in your room. Choose any of the proposed options and arrange the door as you wish. Then even a small apartment will acquire a special charm and become a truly cozy family nest that you will really like.
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