This post is sponsored by Schlage.
After installing doors and trim, the knobs you choose can really make or break the entire look.
And there are more choices than you’d realize – not to mention different finishes and accessories to go with it.
For doors, we chose a Shaker style 3-panel style. (This was actually Ryan’s design choice and I totally love it.) The trim around the doors and windows is intended to invoke a farmhouse feel. Some of the doors are white and some are black – depending on the room.
Then, it was time to choose hardware.
I wanted something simple and timeless – and something that also had a farmhouse feel. I thought a knob fit the bill more than levers – but this is just a personal preference.
If you’ve ever been in an older home, you’ll notice that most door knobs had larger backplates and trim, so when I spotted the Andover knobs with the Addison trim by Schlage, I was immediately smitten. The round knob is simple and timeless – and the backplate/trim makes it feel like an old door knob. (Which is exactly what I wanted.)
We have finally installed, cut to size, painted, and installed hardware on the doors. Which is not a quick or simple array of tasks when you are doing it all yourself. But the doors and knobs look incredible. So it was worth it.
The knobs I chose from Schlage come in a variety of finishes (I chose aged bronze and it’s gorgeous). You can also mix and match the trim pieces and knobs. The hardware looks equally beautiful on dark or light doors.
We decided to skip the locking doors (because our child would lock himself in on the regular) and instead opted for a mix of non-turning sets (for closets without a lock or latch) and hall-and-closet sets (for all other “regular” doors with a catch).
I think my very favorite doors to show off the hardware are the closets in our room. There are eight doors total – four sets of french doors. They look beautiful and elegant – and the door hardware truly sets everything off and makes the doors a feature.
(Still need to come back and tell you more about those built-ins, but that’s for another day.)
The doors are only 18 inches each, and the lock sets give them a little more heft.
Our bedroom isn’t very big, but there is so much character with the tall ceilings and built-in closets and dressers. It’s just a great space.
Overall, having doors with beautiful hardware feels like an indulgence – but it’s also a very affordable way to update the look of your home. So if you hate your door knobs (I’m talking to you, 80s brass), now’s the time to find something you love.
You deserve it.
Thanks to Schlage for providing the door hardware for our new home. These lock sets are the perfect complement to our other design choices. You won’t believe how affordable it can be to swap out your hardware – or what a difference it can make in your home. Visit Schlage on their website, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest to learn more and find your perfect hardware.
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