09 Nov 2022 - Front Doors

A modern take on vintage entrances: bespoke front doors

Each decade that passes ushers in different styles to implement throughout the home - both internally and externally. While Deuren is known for creating contemporary doors that transcend the trends of time, there are design features across our range that offer a modern take on retro and vintage-inspired front doors. 

Here, we take a trip through the decades, from 1930s front door trends all the way to 1970, exploring the defining style characteristics of each and discussing which Deuren front doors embody each era.

1920s front door

The roaring twenties was a period of rapid economic growth and social change, often associated with prosperity and glamour. Common characteristics throughout the home often included dark colours and the incorporation of geometry in interior design. 

While our Georgian front door design primarily draws inspiration from the era of the same name, its beautifully simple carved rectangles wouldn’t look out of place on a 1920s front door, especially when painted in Farrow & Ball’s dramatic ‘Railings’ shade.

1930s front door

In the 1930s, glazed panels were extremely popular. While they’d previously been traditionally kept to the top third section of a front door, glazed panels started to become elongated, extending all the way down from the top to the bottom of the 1930s front door. 

This is a feature emulated in our Vista front door. Based on a geometric design, the Vista’s glazed panel allows light to flow into the home, creating a light and spacious feel indoors. 

1940s front door

A prevailing design trend of the 1940s was the use of high-contrast colour schemes, such as pink and mint. While contemporary colour schemes tend to favour a more refined colour palette, the use of two-tone to make an impact remains a popular design statement. 

Deuren’s Ness front door boasts a two-tone, fully customisable design, divided by a contemporary stainless steel inlay. This impactful block design allows for play on colour while remaining true to the modern architecture and style of your property.

1950s front door

In the 1950s, the ‘mid-century modern’ movement was in full swing. Elements of mid-century modern interior design include clean lines, muted tones, a combination of natural and manmade materials, graphic shapes, vibrant colours, and integrating indoor and outdoor motifs.

One design that encompasses the marriage of natural and manmade materials is our Teri front door. This bold design is characterised by a horizontal inlaid panel that creates a striking blocking effect. This horizontal panel is available in a range of finishes to suit any exterior style, including Patina Bronze, Skyline and more. Choose from a full width or 2/3 panel to create the perfect bespoke entrance to your home, reminiscent of 1950s front door trends.

1960s front door

When people think of the 1960s, the space race often springs to mind - culminating in the moon landing in 1969. With this historic milestone came giant leaps for mankind and technological advancements alike, a cultural shift that crossed over into interior design.

Alongside a greater exploration of home design, space-age aesthetics became popular, something that’s embodied in our Tegal SI front door. While our Tegal design is often cited as being reminiscent of the Art Deco period, its rounded, stepped rectangles are undeniably futuristic-looking, enhanced by stainless steel inserts flowing between the shapes.

1970s front door

When it came to design, the '70s was an era of eclecticism and optimism, marking a shift towards the idea that your home could be playful. Experimenting with shapes, textures and solid, earthy colours (such as avocado, burnt sienna and rust) was encouraged, resulting in fun, diverse spaces that felt joyous.

This playfulness is reflected in the design of our Tavole S front door. Unapologetically irregular, the linear design adds further interest to an already unique door. The random block effect creates an eye-catching, bold statement entrance that's bound to impress visitors and draw them in for a closer look.

Ready to create a bespoke entrance door that draws on your favourite era of design? Download a Deuren brochure for further inspiration, or get started on your journey today.

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