Faced with a non-standard interior design solution, there is no doubt that the owner of this house is a person with taste, who knows how to create harmony using creative stylistic techniques. Among the wide range of products presented by trademarks for sale, sliding doors with a pattern stand out: they are unusual, rapidly gaining popularity, with pronounced aesthetics, they are a functional element of style. These designs are unique, emphasize the design idea and stand out favorably against the background of their counterparts.
Features and varieties
Sliding doors are one of the key elements of the interior of the room. Their choice is so great that it boggles the imagination. They are ergonomic elements of the arrangement, unique in that they are suitable for different types of premises (spacious and small, where every centimeter of usable area matters).
Product variability is designed in such a way in order to visually change the space under an aesthetic load. The print can be different (elegant or shocking photo printing). Sliding doors perfectly separate the main room from, for example, a dressing room. In this case, glass doors are harmonious, providing rational use of space.
Options for the dressing room can be combined with various decorative elements (leather, plastic), panels on them are chosen from opaque glass (matte, colored or glossy). Such sliding devices do not slam from a draft, which is important for families with small children.
The basic element of all sliding models is the roller system, which is equipped with guiding parts. The profile from which the canvas is made must be from the "correct" raw materials. The main thing in this case is the rigidity of the door leaf. There are two options:
The sliding door is made mainly of a solid sheet: this allows it to be more durable. The quality of platbands is also important: they exclude the appearance of drafts. Folding mirror structures, which are able to "revive" a room and visually enlarge the space, also look original in any room. The simplest of them are painted or tinted. More interesting options are covered with a special film (laminated or veneered). Such varieties can be made with your own hands.
Accordion doors made of plastic (laminate) or leatherette, glass or chipboard can play the role of a kind of screen, however, they have problems with soundproofing… They are very functional, suitable for doorways between rooms. When closed, such models look like a single canvas; when the "screen" is opened, they move on special rollers along the upper guide. They have three or more doors, which significantly save space by being equipped with mirrors (very functional).
Designers recommend choosing such a system no more than 6 meters wide.
Sliding doors with a mirror in the bathroom look beautiful. Their main advantage is space saving: usually there is not much space for the bathroom and toilet. However, there are also disadvantages: it is difficult to install such models, and it is difficult to achieve one hundred percent tightness. This implies the installation of special insulation gaskets.
In this case, pay special attention to the upper guide: if you install it at the bottom, dirt will accumulate… For safety reasons, it is more expedient to use a double option: upper and lower guides, but such doors will cost more. It is better to install a special box in the corner, in which the door will "hide" so as not to take up space on the wall.
Sliding devices can be installed in the bath, although most often such a product is used in saunas: steam can escape from the steam room through the sliding doors of the bath.
In such establishments, glass compartment doors are more logical: glass tolerates moisture better, it is not afraid of temperature changes.
Drawing and decor
Interior doors divide the room into zones and can change the perception of the entire interior, having various decorative coatings applied to the surface. Folding models, thanks to their unusual design, add originality to the interior, making the style of the room special.
The use of a variety of stylistics is based on the use of different materials in the production, among which glass plays an important role. This technique allows you to visually add more light to the space. Systems with glass inserts look good in different styles (especially with coatings decorated with different patterns).
One of the varieties of surface decoration of products is particles of quartz sand. The particles destroy the glass surface, changing its surface (glass becomes frosted). The sandblasting pattern is divided into two types: matte (opaque on a mirror base) and mirror (reflective on a matte surface). The application of the pattern can be volumetric and deep.
Sandblasting is harmless to human health, the addition of colored dyes allows you to get drawings of various shades. Lovers of this decor can enjoy the colorful colors.
The popular "Amalgam" is a pattern on a film that can reflect light. It is used in conjunction with the use of glass, which is a very striking sight. Quartz sand "knocks out" the film according to the applied stencil of the pattern. To achieve a stunning effect, lighting is added near the installed door. Sliding doors with stained glass are the focus of interior design. They can act as an independent bright spot in the interior or as a bunch of individual style items.
Stained glass decor is ideal for entrance and interior designs. It is not difficult to choose patterns for stained-glass windows today - you should pay attention to the material of manufacture of the product itself:
- for plastic varieties, stained glass technology is suitable in the form of painting, film, filling;
- classic and facet technologies are suitable for wooden models: (the edge of the glass is cut off at a certain angle, polished, after which the glass is inserted into a copper or brass frame);
- glass compartment doors are decorated with photo printing and sandblasting;
- metal fit "fusing" and "tiffany" (gluing with ultraviolet glue, which gives the finished product a unique effect and strength).
The stained glass print depends on the chosen room idea. If your room is decorated in a classic or baroque spirit, the patterns should not be abstract. Enough simple and laconic lines. The stylistics allows even butterflies to be placed on the canvas, although it is important not to overload it with an abundance of variegation.
Landscapes are good for the living room, for the bedroom it is preferable to choose prints in light colors. If there is a desire to decorate the compartment doors with your own hands, it is easier to do this using ready-made stencils (bases for stained glass). The choice of such templates is great: trade marks offer the attention of buyers patterns in the form of still lifes, arabesques, portraits, fragments from Arab, Egyptian mythology.
Interior doors can be made stylish with the help of your own imagination: put colored glass, beads on glue or decorate it with artificial stones - sliding doors will look stylish and special. Decorating can be done with an airbrush, which is aesthetically attractive and practical: if you cover the surface with a special film, scratches and damage will not be visible on it.
Forging with geometric patterns is another way to make your sliding doors luxurious and unique. Forging elements have been used as decoration for more than one century. Metal in this case gives the structure a luxurious and stylish look, thanks to its aesthetics, therefore forging is often equated with works of art. The forging elements can be attached to the compartment doors themselves or glass.
For those who prefer soft upholstery, the Dermantin upholstery options are available.
Such models are rare, therefore, compartment doors are often decorated with such upholstery on their own, decorating it with decorative nails with wide hats, forming an interesting geometric pattern.
Reviews and manufacturers
The products of Russian manufacturers have been known on the market not so long ago, although, judging by customer reviews, they are popular. It is noted that the sliding doors of domestic brands are fairly high-quality products that can compete with venerable companies. Russian factories "Volkhovets", "Sophia", "Bravo" and "Ocean" rely on the experience of foreign colleagues and use the latest technologies in the development of models.
Products of import companies deserve attention. The most qualitative and highly functional are the models of German brands. For example, the Raumplus brand has been known in its segment for more than 30 years, its products are considered classics, are popular, despite the considerable cost. Known "Cardinal" and "Mobileform"producing luxury and unrivaled doors.
Low-cost options can be found from Italian manufacturers. They are in no way inferior in quality to their German counterparts, and as for the design, everyone who purchased Italian-made folding doors (for example, Tre-Piu, Garofoli, 3elle), admire their unique design. Finnish models look more modest.
Buyers note their reliability, visually, such products are simple and concise.
The choice of compartment doors depends on the style of the interior. Let's take a look at some tips from renowned designers.
Clear lines, natural colors (preferable to woody shades). Among the models of the line come across options to match the floor or furniture. White multi-leaf products will look good (especially with gilding or silver additives).
Sliding doors in the spirit of the East are models decorated with intricate ornamentation in the form of geometric shapes and intricate weaves. Door panels can be wooden, decorated with forging elements. The colors of the style are bright, juicy (decoration with artificial stone, mother-of-pearl, dazzling stained glass can be admitted).
Mysterious Asia will not leave anyone indifferent. Two colors are chosen as the basis: black and white, although, if desired, a model can be entered into the design idea for natural materials. The style allows the use of exclusively natural materials in the interior (no fancy patterns, everything is simple and concise).
Modern materials are used in the design (glass, chrome-plated metal, wood). The elements are performed in a monochromatic version, the surface of the compartment doors should be smooth, the lines should be expressive.
Sliding doors in the form of a garage door. Style implies massive models, sometimes artificially aged. It is allowed to use glass with a profile made of wood or metal.
An overview of the wardrobe model with a picture, see below.