interior design

Heather Hastings

Rustic interior design is all about bringing the outdoors inside. It’s about nature-inspired decor, exposed wood, warm earthy colors and organic elements. Whether you’re building a new home or doing some remodeling, here are some design tips you can use to create a rustic room.

Wood Paneling 

Wood paneling is arguably one of the most important and most popular design features of a rustic room because it adds an element of nature and warmth to your space.

This gorgeous rustic bedroom out of Denver features a shiplap ceiling with exposed wood beams.

A pallet accent wall turns this coastal-style living room into a rustic retreat.
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Rustic Accents by Woodgrain Millwork are fully finished wall panels that can be easily installed—either in a classic shiplap pattern or traditional no-gap pattern—as accent planks to add some rustic charm. We offer two colors, Weathered Gray and Rough Sawn Oak, that are now available at The Home Depot.

Barn Doors

Installing barn doors is another easy way to add rustic design to any room. These unique sliding doors, which resemble a door you would see in a barn, make you feel at one with nature while also doubling as an accent piece.

Barn doors really add warmth and beauty to this modern rustic bathroom.

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Here at Woodgrain Doors, we offer several barn door designs in multiple panel styles. You can check out our inventory here.

Rustic Decor

Design features like reclaimed wood furniture, animal-inspired textures, and industrial hardware can quickly transform a space into a rustic room.

A reclaimed wood desk, parquet wood floors, a neutral color palette and an industrial-style light fixture add character to this rustic office. We also love the use of wood wainscoting, as well as dark wood cove and crown moulding.

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This beautiful rustic kitchen in Montana features a unique mix of natural wood and stone, as well as a vast array of rustic elements. It’s got animal print bar stools, antler decor, industrial hardware, modern fixtures, a shiplap ceiling and exposed wood beams.

Want more rustic room inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board.

Do you have other design ideas for creating a rustic room? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!

Nate Swanson

In a previous blog post, we shared tips for choosing a front door to enhance curb appeal. Now, we’re going to focus on interior doors.

The doors inside your home are just as important as the doors outside your home. Interior doors both separate rooms and are a vital component of your home’s design. If you’re building a new home, remodeling or just interested in discovering new ways to change up the look and feel of a room, these interior door styles are all wonderful options.

Barn Doors

These unique sliding doors add functionality to any space while also doubling as an accent piece. Barn doors are perfect for creating a modern, industrial or rustic look. They look great in master bedrooms, bathrooms, pantries, and kitchens. Check out this article from Houzz.com to help figure out if barn doors are the best choice for your space.

Barn Door – shown in KAL 180

Barn Door – shown in KAL 180

Here at Woodgrain Doors, we offer seven barn door designs in two-panel styles. Learn more about our barn door options here.

Decorative Glass Doors 

Modern and attractive, glass doors are a great choice if you want to brighten up any room in your house. Glass doors come in a variety of styles and clarity. Clear glass doors allow maximum natural light, while frosted glass doors (like what you might see in the shower) allow some light while still maintaining a semblance of privacy.

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 Decorative Glass Door – shown in RAD 4610

Glass doors work well in dining rooms, living rooms, offices, master bedrooms, and bathrooms. Woodgrain Doors offers an extensive line of both traditional and contemporary glass door designs. Click here to learn more about our glass options.

Louver Doors 

Louver doors are both functional and eye-catching. Designed to provide privacy and ventilation, these attractive shutter-like doors are a great option for closets, utility rooms, hallways, storage rooms or any other space that requires maximum air circulation.

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 Louver Door – shown in RAD 730

As one of the largest manufacturers of interior louver doors in the U.S., Woodgrain Doors offers a variety of louver door designs. Click here for our full list of door options.

MDF Primed Router Carved Doors 

Made of medium density fiberboard (MDF), these doors resist shrinking, warping and expansion. Plus, they are environmentally friendly. We especially love these doors because they are extremely customizable. They don’t have a grain so you can paint them whatever color you want.

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 MDF Door – shown in PRM 5152

Woodgrain offers a seemingly infinite number of carved MDF design options. Click here to learn more.

Want more interior door design ideas? Visit woodgraindoors.com to see our full product offering or check out our Pinterest board.

Heather Hastings

The most luxurious hotels spare no expense when it comes to design and decor. One widely used design feature is moulding. Moulding adds architectural elegance, sophistication and depth to hotel lobbies, dining rooms, bedrooms and more. Check out some of the most legendary luxury hotels from around the world that are utilizing moulding in incredibly beautiful ways.

The Plaza: New York
Take a trip back to the roaring 20s with the lavish art deco Fitzgerald Suite at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City. Named after author F. Scott Fitzgerald, this Gatsby-era inspired suite is the epitome of glamor. Black and white picture rail moulding adds depth to the black and white wallpaper and artwork, while a luxurious chandelier elicits a feeling of charm and romance.

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The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley: Australia
White crown and chair rail moulding perfectly complement the navy blue walls and black and white-checkered tile floor of this chic and sophisticated hotel lobby in New South Wales, Australia.

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The Peninsula: Hong Kong
Ornate columns with arched crown moulding coupled with cove moulding along the ceiling really make this luxe rooftop swimming pool at Hong Kong’s oldest hotel pop.

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Claridge’s: London
The Royal Suite at the opulent Claridge’s hotel in London is truly fit for a king (or queen). Thick white baseboards and chair rail moulding contrast the dark blue walls adorned with 19th Century French architectural prints. Dentil crown moulding in the piano room adds additional elegance to this Victorian-style two-bedroom suite.

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Hotel de Paris: Monaco
Arguably one of the world’s most beautiful dining rooms, Le Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo is ornate beyond words. The walls and ceiling are essentially works of moulding art. Egg-and-dart moulding, crown moulding, cove moulding and more transform this restaurant into a truly eye-catching masterpiece.

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Want to see more examples of hotels that feature beautiful moulding? Check out our Hotel Moulding Pinterest board.

Daniel Banks

June’s here, which means it’s peak season for homebuyers and sellers. If you’re the latter, here are some simple home improvements you can do to stand out amongst the competition without breaking the bank.

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First, Clean Up

Did you know that a clean home could actually boost your appraisal value? Check out this article to see what else appraisers consider when calculating the market value of your property.

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Getting rid of clutter and making your home “showroom ready” allows potential buyers to envision the space as their own.

Touch Up Your Paint

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Putting aside personal tastes to make your home appeal to any buyer is easy with a coat of fresh, neutral paint. Take a tour of your home with a realtor to get an unbiased look into where your home needs updating. Some quick dry wall putty and new paint patches up most dings on walls, and looks like new after a few minutes.

Install Moulding

According to The National Association of Homebuilders, homebuyers are looking for unique details, like crown moulding and chair rails. Whether your home is historic, a new build, or anything in between, moulding can add character and accentuate features.

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Choose which rooms are the star of your home and work from there. Check out this Houzz Article to see if installing crown moulding is a good option for your space.

Professional installation is a good option if you’re crunched for time and intend to install moulding in several rooms. However, if you’d like to cut labor costs, there are plenty of DIY moulding installation tutorials to guide you.

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Using quality moulding—like our easy-to-install Finished Elegance—will simplify the installation process. Finished Elegance does not need to be painted so it is ready to install when purchased.

Dressing up your home is the perfect way to close your current chapter and move into a new one. Planning to put your home on the market soon? We’d love to hear your thoughts on how you plan to make it open-house ready.

Heather Hastings

As the cycle of spring peaks, here’s a fresh idea: go green! Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery, is a burst of springtime succulents that invite the beauty of the outdoors in. Check out this video to see Greenery in action.

Greenery’s lush hue makes it an excellent choice for accenting natural wood and crisp whites. We found plenty of inspiration to bring Greenery into any home. Check out some of our favorite designs and color schemes below!

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This design uses a grid scheme that plays well with the classic white judges paneling and trendy green color.

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The green here has two purposes: Accenting the crisp ceiling beams and elevating the room. This is a fun play on a classic design that really opens up the space.

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This design is a modern twist on a classic detailed chair rail. The chair rail was painted to match the tone of the walls, creating a subtle texture that allows the color to be the focus.

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Another green-centric take on a classic design, this room uses moulding to create interesting depth in monochrome walls and ceiling. The wood tones and cozy textures soften the bold color take-over.

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The large framed doorways in this room accent the green walls peeking out. This design is a subtle way to include a pop of color without overwhelming or compromising your home’s established character.

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Ready to freshen up your spring home improvement list by adding pops of green? Check out our Green-spiration Pinterest board for more ideas. Don’t forget to share your progress with us. We’d love to see your use of Greenery!

Heather Hastings

When you think about moulding, what color comes to mind? I bet it’s a classic, clean white. White is one of the most popular colors for moulding, and that’s why we chose it for Finished Elegance, Woodgrain’s premier interior moulding line that is easy to install and requires no painting.

If your moulding is white, you can select a color for your walls, or even ceiling, that creates a unique space. Are you painting the walls in a room with Finished Elegance already installed? Because of its unique coating, you can easily wipe any mistakes or spills on Finished Elegance right off!

Below are some examples of beautiful, stand-out rooms where the moulding and color really make an impact. Which one is your favorite?

Pinewold Cottage, Portland, Maine

The combination of moulding styles in this room makes the ceilings feel taller while simultaneously creating a cozy feel.

Casual Elegance Master Bedroom, New York

This room’s designer chose an understated blue for the wall color that emphasizes the dramatic white moulding beautifully.

Sonoma House, San Francisco, California

This designer utilizes different shades of tiger-eye to create a monochromatic color scheme that showcases moulding throughout the home.

If you want to experiment with bold color without painting an entire room, consider an accent. For inspiration, check out this blue strip between moulding in this cheerful dining room.

Remember, your ceiling can make an impact as well. This room showcases neutral walls, white moulding, and a deep blue ceiling for a contemporary feel.

For more inspiration to jumpstart ideas for your home, check out this gallery on Houzz. If you aren’t sure which color to pick for your walls or ceiling, consider Pantone’s color of the year as a starting place: Greenery

We would like to know where you stand on color. Please share your ideas with us in the comments below.

Nate Swanson

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While classic styles will always remain popular, each year brings new trends in interior door preferences. These are the popular styles we’re seeing so far this year:

Sleek and modern. With minimalism gaining more and more ground, many people are turning to strong, functional materials, especially for common rooms and home offices. Primed shaker and flat panel doors will continue to be a popular design option.

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Bold neutrals. Crisp white is a timeless look for most interior styles, but adding colors like grey, espresso, or black creates beautiful contrast for natural wood accents and flooring. With design options ranging from 1-panel to 6-panel, Woodgrain shaker doors offer a variety of choices that will look good in virtually any color.

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Clean lines. This year, less is more when it comes to door styles. The trend toward a modern look means staying away from ornate details. Think minimal and stick to simple designs.

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Which door trends are you most drawn to? Click here to browse our full collection of door designs, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Nate Swanson

At Woodgrain, we’re always expanding our product offerings to reflect innovative and current styles. This year, we’re adding 40 new door designs, and 7 of those belong to the new Barn Door Collection. This collection is one of my favorites because it’s so versatile. If you’re considering adding a barn door to your home, I hope the questions and answers below help you make the decision.

What inspired Woodgrain to create the new Barn Door Collection?

We’ve seen barn doors emerge as an interior design trend, and it’s one we think has staying power. Barn doors make a wonderful functional accent piece for a wide variety of rooms – from closets to kitchens to bedrooms and more, there are so many possibilities. Any door on a rail can technically be considered a barn door and the style extends beyond the classic rustic look. Barn doors complement modern, industrial, and traditional interiors as well.

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KAL 180

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What options are available in the Woodgrain Barn Door collection?

There are seven new Barn Door designs and five different species to choose from:

  • Knotty Alder
  • Knotty Pine
  • Radiata Pine
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • MDF Primed Router carved

Doors in the collection offer 2/6 through 3/6 width options and are available in 6/8, 7/0, and 8/0 heights. Learn more about the options here.

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With these options, there are endless possibilities to design the look right for your home.

What distinguishes Woodgrain Barn Doors?

Products within our Barn Door Collection are constructed here in the U.S. and are built with Woodgrain’s superior craftsmanship. We are proud to uphold the industry’s highest standard of authentic stile and rail construction. Each barn door features a ¾” panel design to highlight the definition and elegance of the v-groove design. The mulls in each layout are full thickness and engineered to meet flush with the stiles and rails to provide a unique combination of beauty, strength and durability.

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We’re excited about the new  Barn Door Collection and feel that it will be a great addition to Woodgrain Doors’ product offering. We’ve showcased the collection at recent industry events, and I’m happy to see that others feel as excited about it as we are.

For more information about about the Barn Door Collection and distribution partners visit WoodgrainDoors.com.

 

Renae Crill

American Craftsman homes originated in the early 1900’s with the works of two prolific architects in Pasadena, CA. Charles and Henry Greene were influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement in England, and similarly worked to promote the fine touch of craftsmen in making a house into a home. From California, this home style spread throughout the country into the 1920’s.

These days, the term Craftsman is commonly used to describe a home that expresses Arts and Crafts aesthetics. This particular building style is best identified through its architecture and interior design. A popular form of the Craftsman style is found in a bungalow.

On the exterior, Craftsman homes typically showcase intricate millwork and great attention to detail. Many homes have low-pitched roofs, single dormer windows, tapered columns, exposed beams, decorative supports, multi-pane windows and large front porches. Interior touches include an open floor plan, natural materials, built-ins, and wide window and door casing.

Whether you currently own a Craftsman home or simply appreciate the delicate architectural detail, you can embrace similar stylistic choices with a simple DIY project. This Craftsman door casing tutorial outlines how to frame an interior door for a sleek, simple finish using 1″ X 4″, 3/4″ X 2″ and 1/2″ X 2″ boards. With only five S-4-S boards, you can frame a door to insert instant character and charm into your home.

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For more inspiration for architectural statements in your home, check out our Woodgrain Distribution website’s updated Photo Gallery. To see our full offering of boards, visit our Product Finder.

Renae Crill

Looking to give one of your rooms a facelift? Adding boards is a simple way to enhance the architectural detail of your space. Using boards, caulk and a little bit of paint, you can create additional dimension and visual interest. This DIY tutorial walks you through the process, in what could be a fun weekend project:

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