Hidden Doors: 4 Ways to Create them in Your Home

Let's take a look at hidden doors. Choose the designs you like best, and create hidden passages to the other rooms in your home.

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Believe it or not, it’s actually fairly easy to install hidden doors in your home. There are several different ways to do this. So in this article, we’ll show you 4 different ways to create hidden doors.

Hidden doors are commonly used in small spaces, or homes with lots of decorative walls. If you have unique and ornate walls in your home, doors can actually spoil the overall effect. To avoid this, we’ll show you some of the most ingenious ways to disguise your doors.

Hidden doors – original designs

Hidden doors connect different rooms together, allowing you to access other parts of your home. In general, they are used to connect common areas with more private rooms, such as bedrooms. You could install your hidden doors in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dressing rooms, living rooms, and other rooms of the house!

1. Wall panels

Using wall panels is one of the most common ways to create hidden doors. Wall panels are made up of a single piece of material and are used to cover and decorate walls. This makes them really useful for concealing and camouflaging doors.

You could actually line your entire room with panels, including the doors. This will hide them from view, and allow you to create hidden doors for your home.

Plus, you can use the material, colors, and textures you like best, choosing designs that match the style of your home. There are some really interesting wooden panel designs, faux-brick panels that feel like real concrete, and many more! No one will ever guess that behind one of those panels there’s a hidden door leading to another room in your home

2. Wallpaper

Wallpaper is another great decorative element which you can use to decorate and transform the walls of your home. You can use it to cover the entire surface of your walls, including the doors. Like panels, it’s perfect for creating hidden doors, as the paper will camouflage them perfectly.

You can also find plenty of beautiful wallpaper designs for your home, which can really brighten up your rooms. They come in geometric or floral patterns, textured or smooth… Look for designs that work well with your interior decor, and choose the one you like best.

3. Bookcase doors

Adding a bookcase door is a really fun and original way to incorporate a hidden door into your home. It has a dual function: firstly it’s the perfect way to disguise a door or secret passage; and secondly, you can use the bookcases for storage, just like an ordinary bookcase.

You can use ornaments and other elements to decorate the shelves of your bookcase door. This will help to camouflage your hidden door even more.

This type of hidden door is usually used in more private rooms. For example, they are often used to hide doors leading to studies, dressing rooms, bathrooms, pantries, and other rooms. Use a bookcase to create a hidden door, and you can have time to yourself whenever you want.

4. Sliding doors

You can also have sliding doors, choosing the same materials, textures or designs as the walls of your home. This way, you can create a better sense of visual unity, and seamlessly incorporate your hidden doors into any room. Sliding doors are really practical as you can simply slide them open to provide quick and easy access to another room in your home.

These are just some of the ways you can incorporate hidden doors into your home. Whether you simply like the idea of hidden doors or you want to find a discreet way of moving around your house, they’re a really interesting feature. You can choose the style that best suits your decor, and create a really original feature for your home.

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