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How To Use Door Handles As Part Of Your Interior Design Theme

Press release February 3, 2011 Homes & Gardens

The use of door handles to compliment a design theme is an art that is sometimes overlooked in these days when large furniture stores dominate the market with cheap handles and doors.

Brass Antique Door Handles

The use of door handles to compliment a design theme is an art that is sometimes overlooked in these days when large furniture stores dominate the market with cheap handles and doors. But it is easy to take advantage of these offers, and create a look to suit your interior design by buying door handles from an independent supplier to accessorise your room appropriately. From the front door to the back door, visitors to your home will use – and consequently notice your door handles, and they should not be neglected in your overall stylistic vision for your rooms. For example, the door knocker and the front door handle are the first thing any visitor will see or use about your home. This first impression can be used to your advantage to create the look you are after.

Starting with the front door, it is easy to research and find front door handles to create a particular impression. Antique black door handles can be used to give a sense of a traditional welcome and work well to compliment other period features of your home, whether genuinely old or recreated as part of a stylistic vision. Similarly with the use of other materials, a brass door knocker can be an excellent accessory with many ornamental designs available – many of which are themed into Georgian, Victorian or modern door handle ranges.

In living and dining rooms, carefully chosen door knobs can help create any theme, from clean, sleek modern stainless steel door fittings to rustic, antique black door knobs that give a country feel. There are a range of inexpensive, attractive porcelain door knobs, together with polished wood door knobs that can fit in nicely with existing or new colour schemes and styles. And ever popular are Edwardian door knobs with brass backplates, which gives a period feel together with style and longevity.

Moving into the kitchen and it is easy to select cabinet handles and door knobs which can revitalise existing kitchen furniture. Sometimes it can be as easy as the selection of chrome cabinet handles to lift a kitchen and a room – giving a more modern feel. Equally, traditional kitchens can be given a face lift with antique brass or pewter cupboard knobs – particularly effective when cabinet doors are stripped back to the wood. Usually, knob ranges will have matching fittings for draws and cupboards, allowing for example – porcelain drawer pull handles to be included with porcelain cupboard knobs. All of sudden, with minimal expense, a new look can be created solely by introducing matching door and cupboard knobs.

It is no secret that current trends for bathrooms focus on modern, contemporary looks, usually with polished chrome or stainless steel handles and accessories. Again, door knob and fitting manufacturers tend to design and release matching ranges of fittings – meaning door knobs, bathroom cabinet handles, soap baskets, robe hooks, towel rails, soap dispensers and shelves can be purchased as part of a complementary range. Taking a look from the past is possible too, with Edwardian bathroom accessories currently popular, taking satin nickel durability and adding a touch of extra quality through classical design.

While the selection of door handles and door knobsis only part of an interior design strategy, the amazing range of products on the market today means that in many cases complimentary door fittings can lift a room by themselves or add extra spice to a redesign project. By visiting the leading online supplier of door handles and door knobs at you can be assured of service and quality that will surpass your expectations.


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