2015 has been an interesting year for interior design. In particular, 2015 saw doors receive a great deal more attention than in pervious years. Increasingly, doors are being viewed as a design feature rather than just a functional necessity. More than ever, designers are viewing doors as an opportunity to be creative and add a unique element to a space.
This year, the key trends have been to use double pocket doors with glass panels and barn doors. Alongside these interior trends, two trends for exterior front doors have also been noticeable. We’ll look at each in more detail.
The rise in the use of a barn door as an interior door is the consequence of open-plan interior design with wider openings between rooms/areas. To give people flexibility, sliding doors have become popular as they allow for spaces to easily be made accessible or closed off.
Double Pocket Doors
Like the barn door, the double pocket door works well in open plan spaces. Double pocket doors with glass panels are particularly in trend as they have the additional advantage of being able to close off a space without cutting out light. These can be great to divide a kitchen from a dining room. While open they offer no obstruction while a meal is laid out and once closed they do not cut out light.
The Two Trends of Front Doors
In 2015 front door trends went one of two ways, either people are choosing for informal/casual chic or extremely ornate. For the latter, exotic woods, bold colours and protruding nail heads have been popular. On the less formal side, unobtrusive colour schemes on simple, modest doors has been in demand. The two-part Dutch door is a good example of the casual chic trend.