10 Quirky and Classic Door Trim Ideas You’ll Love For Your Home

10 Quirky and Classic Door Trim Ideas You’ll Love For Your Home

Doors
By Mateos Glen Hayes October 07, 2022

If there’s a place for first impressions, it’s your home’s entryway. It’s one of the first things anyone will see when they visit you and it can truly make the difference between a welcoming abode and an unattractive home. Any good host wants to put their guests at ease as they first walk through the door, and any good homeowner wants every detail of their home to be as polished as it can be.

Door frames and trims may seem like an afterthought in a lot of modern homes, but they have been a crucial element of home design for thousands of years across the world. So let’s get to work revamping your home by discussing the best door trim ideas we’re sure you’ll love for your home. 

1. Seamlessly Beautiful

A seamless door makes for a very modern design that breaks the mold.

A seamless door makes for a very modern design that breaks the mold.

What better example of a door trim idea than a door that has no trim? The seamless doorway is not only best for the exterior door of a house, but it can be quite a cool addition to interior doors as well - especially if the door is the same color and texture as the wall. This makes for a stealthy door that blends into the wall, perfect for a hidden closet, bathroom, laundry room, or any other side room. A flush door frame trim can be quite stylish, especially if you’re aiming for a more modern-minimalist aesthetic. 

2. Tile Trim

Tile trim will give your door frame design a unique look that will set your home apart from the rest.

Tile trim will give your door frame design a unique look that will set your home apart from the rest.

When it comes to the perfect balance of eclectic and classy, tile trim is a good choice. This kind of door trim style can be used for various applications that are not limited to just exterior door trimming. Tile door frame trim is a great choice for a bathroom or kitchen since it can echo the tiling used for walls and backsplashes. This creates a subtle style that is understated but quite sophisticated all at the same time. The other benefit of tile door trimming is that it means you can have rounded corners for your door trim rather than going with the sharp right angles almost every other door frame trim uses. 

3. A Custom Job 

Paint custom interior door trim to get a design perfectly tailored to your tastes.

Paint custom interior door trim to get a design perfectly tailored to your tastes.

With so many door trim styles to choose from it can be difficult to make a choice, especially since it can be hard to envision what the door trimming will look like once it has been installed. But with painting a door frame trim you don’t have to worry about that because you can decide how everything will look. There are many paint colors available giving you many choices for your door trimming. You can go with bold colors, stylish matte, an eye-catching liquid wet gloss, or even metallic colors if you have a taste for the bold.  

4. Classic And Bulky

The classic door trim style is designed to stand out in a regal way, especially with darker colors.

The classic door trim style is designed to stand out in a regal way, especially with darker colors.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with a more traditional door trim style. These types of door casing styles can be quite attractive especially when installed on a ‘classic’ style home such as a Victorian or a colonial. Door trimming can be a work of art that showcases design and craftsmanship that modern homes may not always have. Oversized trim stands out by design, perfect for setting the tone for a formal dining room or a regal sitting room. Pair this door trim style with dark greens, browns, or blues for the ultimate classic effect. 

5. Marble Luxury

Marble door trimming makes for a truly luxurious addition to your interior doorways.

Marble door trimming makes for a truly luxurious addition to your interior doorways.

Nothing spells quality and durability like marble trim. Marble is sturdy, beautiful, and, as with all natural stone, is built to last. Most door frame trim is made of timber, so marble trim is what you choose when you want to break the mold with your house design. Because marble doesn’t do well with moisture, this door trim idea is best for interior doors. Marble door trim interior gives your home the ultimate air of luxury in a way few other accent details can, especially when put together with marble wall trim and crowning. 

6. Craftsman Quality 

The simple charm of the craftsman aesthetic has a quaint and minimalistic feel to it.

The simple charm of the craftsman aesthetic has a quaint and minimalistic feel to it.

When it comes to the Craftsman style, the door trimming itself is fairly simple and the detailing is done to the door itself. As such, the Craftsman door trim style has a quaint minimalistic look that is pretty easy to replicate because it doesn’t require a lot of skill with carpentry. There is also no restriction on what kind of material can be used for Craftsman door frame trim. It can be replicated with wood, MDF, or even fiber cement, and the simple rustic charm of this door casing style will still come through. This style provides an especially tasteful contrast when it is put together with a classic door with a raised panel design. 

7. Double Flat Stock

Double flat stock door trim styles often have a unique design with a multi-dimensional look.

Double flat stock door trim styles often have a unique design with a multi-dimensional look.

Here is another neat door trim idea we don’t see in enough homes. Double flat stock door trim styles are quite different from other types of door trimming because it features a unique outer and inner trim design. The inner trim is sturdy and wraps around the door like many other door frame trim, but the outer door trimming is rounded producing a unique multidimensional look. This is not commonly seen on trimming for interior doors as it is mainly intended for your front door design.   

8. Go Modern 

When all else fails, a classic modern door has enough simplicity and class to give your home elegance without all the trouble.

When all else fails, a classic modern door has enough simplicity and class to give your home elegance without all the trouble.

A lot of door trim frames and doors themselves are pretty bland because they are built to a function and not to look good. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some cool modern door trim ideas out there for you to play around with. If you want to go for a more modern look and feel for your door trimming, consider creating a two-tone effect by having your trim be a different color from the door itself. A black and white design using black modern door trim and a white door makes for a much more interesting and unique look even if you’re just using standard low-cost materials.

9. Farmhouse

A farmhouse-style door trim frame makes for a very cool rustic effect.

A farmhouse-style door trim frame makes for a very cool rustic effect.

The farmhouse door trim style is one of the most popular doors trimming looks out there. Famous for its simple clean lines, rustic feel, and down-to-earth simplicity, this is the door frame trim for those that want to add dimension and character to a room. As such, this is the perfect trim for interior doors, but it can also work perfectly well for classy exterior applications such as French doors as well. It is an all-rounder in that respect because it can be installed anywhere and is visually appealing to most people. We recommend choosing a dark color both for the door and the door frame trim as this will help the design come into its own. 

10. Colonial 

Elevate your home’s design with a beautifully ornamented door trim design replete with rich details.

Elevate your home’s design with a beautifully ornamented door trim design replete with rich details.

Ornamental intricacy is the name of the game for the colonial door trim style. Colonial-style door trimming is well-known for its rich details that add coziness and warmth to any home. The standard colonial door frame trim features elegant indented lines known as beads and plenty of concave shapes and curves in the design known as cavetto. All of these fancy features make a room feel grander and more spacious. As such, it is no surprise that this is the perfect trim for interior doors, especially if your home feels a bit too cramped.

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes

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