5 Interior Door/Trim Styles to Take Your Room from Meh to {Gasp!}

You’ve selected paint colours and fresh lighting choices, so now it’s time to update your doors and trim to match the inspiration behind your room’s design. If your room’s vision board (hellloooo Pinterest!) includes titles like Bohemian Rhapsody, Country Cozy, or Shabby Chic, you’ll love our selection of doors and trim.

Timber Mart carries Metrie, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of interior finishings; and Masonite, which provides a comprehensive selection of both exterior and interior doors. Metrie’s Option {M}™ series offers trim, doors, and wall and ceiling treatments that reflect the trends of today. Option {M} refreshes often with both modern looks and standards that will stay around, so you know that your room will have a modern, fresh look that will last for years to come. This collection is inspired by on-trend styles that make it easy for you to find your design voice and bring your room to life. Their recommended interior doors are exclusively from Masonite, so you know that by shopping with Timber Mart, you’ll get the quality products and services you want.

Whether you’re looking for traditional and timeless, soft and romantic, or edgy and modern, here are five of the most popular trends today and design tips for each style.

New Traditional

The New Traditional style is characterized by formal furniture with more comfort and sleeker forms; classic seating silhouettes in a larger scale; cabinets to hold media equipment; and freedom to mix finishes and periods.

When choosing trim for your New Traditional room, look for crown moulding with sloping curves and beveled edges. If your ceilings are 9 feet or higher, try a wider crown moulding (6 5/16”) and baseboard (7 ¼”), an elegant chair rail, or even simple panel moulding around light fixtures to create a unique ceiling treatment. For standard ceilings (under 9 feet), go with a more traditional crown moulding (5 ⅜”) and baseboard (5 ½”).

Pairing your Metrie trim with Masonite’s provides a timeless transition from a New Traditional room to the rest of the house.

Modern Farmhouse

If you like to incorporate rustic, earthy accents to your space, look for trim and door styles with clean lines and minimal detail. Love the look of a hanging wooden door? This style works great for those wanting to incorporate a sliding door track system. If you prefer a more traditional interior door style, go with a door with clean, vertical lines.

Adding shiplap panelling to an accent wall will provide texture without taking away from the pure simplicity of the Modern Farmhouse design.

Shabby Chic

If your design preference is more refurbished vintage finds and distressed furniture, choose door and trim styles with curves, soft edges, and ornamental style for a timeworn elegance. For rooms with high ceilings (9 feet or higher), try a wider crown moulding (greater than 6”) and baseboard (5”); for standard rooms, make your space appear larger by using a narrower crown moulding (4 ¼”).

For interior doors, look for a design with an arched-top to provide contrast to the ornate trim and moulding in the Shabby Chic style.

Bohemian

Bohemian (or Boho Chic) appeals to adventurous, laid back, artistic souls. When selecting door and trim styles, look for multiple curves and concave features, Moroccan patterns, and earthy tones (don’t be afraid to paint that trim!). Consider adding a floor-to-ceiling bookcase (where else are you going to display your traveling treasures?) and carrying baseboard and crown moulding across the bookcase to unify the space.

Use doors with two- or three-panel design and doors that mirror the curved details of the moulding profiles for a cohesive feel. For an airy, room-softening design, consider doors with frosted or decorative glass panels.

Vintage Industrial

If your style is more heavy-duty, metallic, and rustic (imagine exposed brick, distressed wood, and metal pipe shelving), then the Vintage Industrial theme may be perfect for you. Look for unadorned, smooth trim and door styles to avoid overshadowing the rustic details of your space. Hanging doors on a sliding track system work great for this style; choose thick, solid doors with square/rectangular lines.

Looking for inspiration? Check out Metrie’s Option {M}™ online style catalogue or take Masonite’s “What’s My Style?” online quiz to find inspiration for trim and door styles to match your design preference. Then stop by your local Lyons or Island Timber Mart to talk to our experts about our great selection of trim, doors, hardware, and fixtures to complement your design.