How to Select The Right Interior Door Style

This post is sponsored by Metrie.

How to select the right interior door style for your home does not have to be hard. There are many factors that come into play but when you narrow them down a bit, it is much less overwhelming. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately with the new house we are building (you can read more about that HERE). Your interior doors really will determine the style and flow of your home. So I thought I would put together a simple 5 step guide for you to help you through the process with some examples from Metrie, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of interior finishings and you can learn more about installing and selecting interior doors HERE.

How to Select The Right Interior Door Style

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How to Select The Right Interior Door Style:

1. Pick a door style.

This is the first step in selecting interior doors. Picking a style will determine the feel and style of the interior of your home. Be sure to pay close attention to the scale of the room. Selecting a more ornate door in a small space will look busy. You can select from barn doors, pocket doors, dutch doors, glass framed doors and paneled doors. The key is consistency so there is a flow to the connecting spaces.

My top determining factors when selecting a style:

  • What room is it for?
  • What style is the home?
  • How tall are the ceilings?
  • What material is the flooring?

I love Metrie’s Then & Now Finishing Collections because of all the options they have to offer. These Collections were inspired by different architectural styles. This helps to coordinate your interior doors and trim with the most up-to-date style and decorating trends for your home.

How to Select The Right Interior Door Style

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2. Choose which way the door is to swing.

This will determine where your hinges will be. Do you want it to swing into the room or out into the next room. Typically if it is a bedroom, the door will swing into the room. If it is a main space like a family room, the door would swing in. Think of how you would typically walk into that particular room and what feels most comfortable to you.

How to Select The Right Interior Door Style

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3. Select the material.

The material of your door should not only match the aesthetic of your home but it can also be a big determining factor in the door style. You can choose from solid wood, MDF, glass doors, or hollow core doors. I particularly like glass doors for pantries and sunrooms while solid doors are beautiful for bedrooms and bathrooms. I love the modern flare of Metrie’s gorgeous glass doors too for a stylish designer look!

How to Select The Right Interior Door Style

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4. Frame your door with casing.

How you frame the doors is important. If your door is more ornate, than a more simple casing will make the door stand out. If it is a less complicated door design, then a more detailed moulding would be appropriate. I also like a bit of a chunkier looking base moulding. I typically select a 6″ base or more depending on ceiling height. I love the substantial look it gives an interior door.

Metrie offers many baseboard options for a truly custom look. From traditional to transitional there are many options to choose from.

How to Select The Right Interior Door Style

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5. Select the perfect color.

Choose a door color that will be the right fit with the decor in each room. Selecting a neutral shade like these ones from our top neutral paint shades will make your interior doors match your home’s style. You could be more bold and select a color like navy for a beautiful designer pop! I love Metrie’s Fashion Forward Collection with this circular center. The navy shade is truly stunning on them!

Grab these 5 steps on how to select the right interior door style.

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I love Metrie’s montra . . . .

At Metrie, we have a saying to “finish before your start,” which means we believe interior finishings (interior doors/trim/moulding) should be selected early in the design or renovation process, ensuring a professional look that allows for a cohesive feel in a space.

Make sure to check out Metrie and learn more about adding gorgeous interior finishings to your home HERE.

With so many beautiful options out there, I hope I was able to help you narrow it down!



  1. I like how you focused on choosing a door according to the trim of the house. We have some off-white crown molding so I’m thinking a nice mahogany brown would go well with us. Thanks for giving us some interior door ideas!

  2. I agree that you should make sure you first pick a door style when you are trying to find the right doors. That will make the shopping process a lot easier. It will narrow down your options. I’ll have to first decide if I want something modern and simple or more ornate, like you said.

  3. It really helped when you said that choosing neutral-colored doors will make it easier for you to match it with your home. I will follow your advice since I will be having a door installed in the new room added to our house. It will be for the sunroom which we have been really excited about to spend our Christmas dinner in.

  4. Door is important part of the home interior because first of all, we look door before we get into the house. If we do not use the interior door, then the whole house Will not look good. Most of the people are confused which door suite my house. I am also confused but i am searching on google and i get your blog. It’s a very helpful blog. Really i am impressed by this blog. Thank you so much.

  5. Hi Rebekah!
    I just found your site and your great info on doors. My husband and I are doing some remodeling. We have reddish solid oak six panel doors, which we are planning to paint a soft gray, such as, BM Repose Gray. We would like to install a simple style craftsman style door/window trim and baseboard (5 1/2″ high) Our house was built in 1992 and does have some brick and half-circle windows on the exterior. My goal is a modern french country style for our home. Do you think that the Craftsman style trim/baseboard would work with our doors?
    Any advice is appreciated! Thank you!

  6. Thank you for pointing out that the selection of an interior door is dependant on what room in the house it is for. My husband and I have been thinking about remodeling our home. It’s good to know that before we have interior doors installed, we should figure out what kind of styles we want.

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