But how do you choose the right door handles for your home?
All you have to do is trust the experts. The team at Door Furniture Direct eat, sleep and breathe door handles, and we know which styles are right for each type of home.
When the experts talk about contemporary homes, they’re referring to a wide range of architect designed homes built between 1950 and 1970. These homes shares themes such as simple forms and geometric lines. It’s a theme that should be shared by accompanying door furniture.
Choosing the right door furniture for a modernist, contemporary house is achieved by avoiding elaborate ornamentation;
In contrast to the clean lines and bold structure of a contemporary home, cottages are inspired by largely medieval influences, but most, naturally, don’t hark back to that period. Instead, cottages were a popular trend of the 1920s and 1930s.
These homes share warm appearance, rich in storybook character. Most features steep roof pitches and arched doors. Windows are most often small paned. Polished brass shares the warm, homely image of the cottage and many styles of brass door handle and door knocker, share interesting, traditional aesthetics with the homes themselves.
As the name suggests, modern Tudor houses share architectural DNA with the Tudor dynasty of the early 16th Century and instantly recognisable features include steeply pitched roofs, prominent cross gables, decorative half timbering and tall, narrow windows with small windowpanes.
Though it shouldn’t come as a surprise, black antique style Tudor iron door furnishings work best with the majority of Tudor homes. Their shapes, styles and imagery reflect the period and can be used to reinforce the historical image of a Tudor home.
The Victorian era gave birth to a number of house styles, including the Queen Anne. Traits that Victorian homes share include romantic, distinctive fascias, rich in detail. With a dominant front facing gable, patterned shingles, and an asymmetrical front, Victorian houses are often easily recognisable. Most Victorian homes also feature a prominent porch, which can occupy the full width of the home.
Authentic Victorian door furnishings are made from antique brass, rich in character and detail. Antique coating can be applied to highly polished brass door handles and letterboxes to achieve a storied aesthetic for traditional Victorian furnishings.