Which style of door furniture is right for you?
There are several different kinds of door furniture to choose from. Have you decided which type is best for your home?
Used to cover the keyhole, these range from highly decorative designs in a material to match the rest of the door furniture, to very simple shapes as seen on contemporary houses. Some are available with pivoting covers.
Your knocker should complement the style of your house and door. Lion heads, fists and wreaths were all popular in the Georgian era, whilst the Victorians favoured something a little more delicate to go with front doors that were often part glazed. Black finishes were popular during the Edwardian era, as they required less polishing during a time when there was a shortage of domestic staff.
Owners of contemporary homes should opt for simple designs in polished or matt chrome, or stainless steel finishes.
Solid and reassuring, door knobs remain a popular item of door furniture whatever the style of house. Georgian homes featured chunky, solid knobs to match the heavy style of doors popular at the time, and were centrally mounted at waist height. The Victorians liked brass knobs, with matching locks and letterboxes, and designs often featured ornate patterns, whilst the Edwardians preferred rather more simple designs.
Lever-operated door handles were very rare in the UK before the early 20th century so tend to look best when used on certain styles of properties. As with knobs, they come in a whole host of materials, from polished and brushed chrome and brass, to black wrought iron.
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