10 internal door design ideas

Transform your interior spaces with these on-trend options for internal doors

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Oregon Cottage White Oak door, Jeld-Wen

Remodeling your interior is all about putting your own stamp and own style in to your home and there is no reason that you can’t do this with your internal doors. There are plenty of designs out there that can really make an impact on your interior. Why should you go to the effort of perfectly crafting your interior without considering one of the most important additions.

Conservatory connection

A great solution for linking your house and garden room, this pivot door is designed to help keep the cold out in winter months and can be single, double or triple glazed. With a maximum size of H270xW170cm, it will fit the widest of openings.

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2. Choose a textured veneered design for plain rooms

Wood veneer gives this door consistent colour and grain, as well as an eye-catching contemporary look. Glazed and certified fire door options are available, together with a wide range of sizes.

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Portfolio Mocha horizontal door in wood veneer, matching solid engineered timber edges and solid engineered core, from £252 for H198xW76cm, Premdor

3. Choose a graphic wood and glass design

Wooden doors can be a little plain; liven things up with a bold, contemporary design that breaks up the wood with glass.

Made from oak with double-glazed toughened glass, this handsome Ice door by Urban Front will bring a warm finish to your room. The 6cm-thick design has drop-down sealing to create sound insulation.

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Ice internal doorset in European oak and glass, around £4,800 for H240x W120cm, Urban Front

4. Add Scandi charm with a white painted door

A simple and elegant painted door will amplify your space visually and add that touch of Scandi nonchalance that is so trendy right now. 

With a veneered oak finish, the Limelight Mistal door from JB Kind is a fabulous choice if you’re looking for an up-to-date take on the natural look. As well as a fire door option, there are a range of glazed versions of the design to suit every room.

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5. Add interest with an interior bi-fold door

Folding-sliding doors look as good between rooms as they do leading to an outside space. They make a great compromise between having an open-plan space and solid doors separating different rooms. 

This set of bi-folding doors from Vufold doesn’t have a bottom track, which keeps the flooring seamless, and the exterior-quality seals soundproof the adjoining rooms.

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Bi-fold door with engineered woodcore, real oak veneer and glass, £1,099 for a H201xW240cm four-door set, Vufold

6. Create a contrast with a dark veneer in a light room

A door can really take centre stage in an otherwise neutral decor scheme. Walnut veneer works beautifully when set against pale wall finishes, creating a contemporary effect. 

The Seville Interior Door in Walnut by Deanta allows a pair of doors to be used together simply by trimming. There’s a fire door option available, too.

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7. Try something different with a unique design

Who says doors have to be plain? If you are confident in your ability to combine colours and patterns, you can get away with something a bit different; just make sure that the rest of the decor is calm and neutral, to avoid an overly busy effect.

Each door in the Casa Zen collection by Bertolotto is handmade, with a coloured sand face on one side and a completely smooth finish on the other. Both frame and trim colour can be selected from a huge range.

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Lop wooden door in ivory, red and magenta, with hollow core and surface sand sculpture, Bertolotto

8. Maximise light and space with a seamless glass door

This frameless glass door by IQ Glass maximises light flow when closed, and slides into a pocket in the wall for a fully open doorway. Made bespoke, it’s also available in a full range of decorative glass finishes, including coloured and printed interlayers that create a digital picture, and ceramic painted glazing.

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Internal sliding pocket door in 12mm low-iron toughened safety glass, £3,600 for H230xW160cm, IQ Glass

9. Get a contemporary twist on a classic wooden door

Clever panelling can instantly update the look of a classic wooden internal door. 

With a grooved panel effect, The Tigris Oak door from JB Kind has a sleek, contemporary look. The finish can help maximise the light in any area, and there’s a glazed version on offer as well as a fire door.

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River Oak Modern Tigris with solid core and oak veneer, around £189 for H198xW76cm  JB Kind

10. Pick a quality classic that will fit into any interior

If in doubt, go for a classic design in solid wood, or a veneered design with a solid core, paying attention to craftsmanship and the manufacturer's experience. You can't go wrong with a quality solid oak: it will last ages and will look great as part of any interior, traditional or modern. 

Finish the Cottage Oak Venner door from Jeld-Wen with clear lacquer to put the emphasis on the wood in a country home, or stain, varnish or paint it to complement your interior style. Also available as a fire door.

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Oregon Cottage White Oak door in American white oak veneer and particleboard, from £182 for H198xW68.5cm, Jeld-Wen

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