In the second part of our Knobs and Knockers blog, we look at the furnishing for your front door, including your door knob design. Double entendres aside, there’s a huge array of designs out there, from fun to functional knockers, letter plates, letterboxes, door bells and escutcheons. So, where do you start?
Whether you have a period property, a contemporary home, conversion or a development, what you put on your front door is your calling card. Door design is the first impression for guests. Although some homeowners will want items that are purely practical, others will crave a design that expresses their personality, interest or hobby.
If you’re having a property re-designed, re-vamped or refreshed, once the bulk of the work is finished, the time comes to turn your attention to the detailing. This involves choosing the accessories that will make the all-important difference to the look and feel of the space. Even seemingly small things, such as door knob design, can make a tremendous impact. The extra care and attention put in at this stage of the interior design can transform an abode from being simply well decorated, to looking effortlessly sophisticated, with smatterings of glamour. It is the details that can help lift the mood of a property from formal and functional, to lovingly luxurious.
Surprisingly, these little extras are not necessarily immediately visible. Take, for example, the humble door knob — used every day thousands of times a year, and usually overlooked or taken for granted. But get the right door knob design you can subliminally enhance the look of an interior beyond measure.