Interior doors appear to many people as pure functional elements, useful as space separators. For interior designer and furniture enthusiasts, doors represent a design element that require an adequate match with the furniture of the house. Actually, there is a bunch of fascinating curiosities that you might not know. In this article, we will show you five interesting curiosities on interior doors.

1.    The principals of Feng Shui on Doors

Feng Shui is an old Chinese system that helps you organise your home in a harmonious way with the energy of the Earth. According to this philosophy, interior doors have an important role in the energy flow inside your home. Indeed, choosing natural materials and harmonious colours can contribute to the creation of an energising environment. Moreover, it is important that doors do not open on other doors because they can obstruct the energy flow.

2.    The language of the Door World

Interior doors have created a rich vocabulary of technical terms. Knowing this language will help you communicate in a rapid and effective way with professionals of this field. For example, the jamb refers to the two vertical components of the frame, while the head jamb is the horizontal element of the frame. The panel is the door leaf, while the kit stipo refers to all the elements that compose the frame of an in-wall sliding door.

3.    Symbolism for Doors

In different areas, the interior door has a cultural value, and it is a symbol of transition between spaces and moods. Old cultures used to consider doors points of transition between the earth and the spiritual world, a connection between life and death. Lewis Carroll also presents some doors in the fairy tale “Alice in Wonderland”, which lead to very different worlds, reflect the concept of opportunity and adventures that can be given to us through our choices.

4.    Interior doors and Superstition

There are many beliefs and superstitions on interior doors, the most known and diffused is about the colour of the doors. In different European cultures, red doors are associated to good luck and prosperity, and they are often used in private homes. Black colour instead is associated to negative beliefs. In the same way, in Japan, sleeping with your feet turned to the door was considered bad luck.

5.    Modern Technology and Smart Doors

With the advancement of technology, also the interior doors are slowly entering the digital era. Smart doors are composed of advanced closing systems, electronic access controls that enable you to open and close the door remotely with your smartphone, or the integration of virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa.

In conclusion, interior doors are more than simple space separators. The discovery of different available solutions, beliefs, cultural values and technological innovations of the last decade help you see the door from a different perspective and make you appreciate its beauty and functionality.