Interior doors are a high-impact way to affect the look of a room but selecting the right look can be overwhelming. So today the interior finishings experts at Metrie are sharing their expertise so you can select the perfect door with ease. With their advice and the examples in the slideshow, you too can create a doorway that wows.

To get started, think about all the design elements in the space. Then select the door that matches and complements these elements. The design theme could come from anywhere, from the building architecture itself such as the walls and woodwork or from a conversation piece in the space such as designs in a rug or furniture, the motifs in a painting, or even the craftsmanship used to create the lighting fixtures. Metrie has five Collections of interior finishings and each has a variety of moulding, trim, and door options that work together to create a custom look.

When selecting your door construction, keep your eye on both the form and the function as doors are meant to be both admired and used. Consider if the door serves mostly to separate spaces and may be frequently open, such as a door between a living room and dining room, or if the door will be used to create privacy regularly, such as a bathroom or bedroom door. For the latter, opt for a solid door that will decrease sound transfer and increase privacy.

For other spaces, however, you can consider a door with glass inserts. There are two types of common glass inserts used for interior doors: opaque and clear panes. You can design a space using clear glass interior doors to make small rooms appear bigger as well as draw in more light into dim spaces. Opaque glass inserts are common on doors where you want to allow the light to still pass through, yet want privacy. Often you will see opaque glass on pantry doors, closet doors, master bathrooms and office doors.

Last, design the finishing details including the casing (trim that goes around the perimeter of the door) and optional architraves (a decorative casing along the top edge of the door, also known as a header.) If you are coordinating your crown moulding (trim at the juncture of the wall and ceiling) to the architraves, rule of thumb is to have at least 6 inches of space between the two. These details enhance the impact a new door can make on a room.

See the slideshow to see different door options in action! And psst- Metrie even has put together a guide to make selecting the right interior door easy, check it out here