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?

Escutcheons

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.

Knockers

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.

Knobs

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.

Handles

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.

Shop door furniture for your project in our product directory


hemp push pull door handle from haute deco

Designed by Marie-Véronique Swannell, the Hemp Maxi D handles in antique bronze from Haute Déco measure 300x51mm and cost £445 per handle

_Divara-Chrome-handle-from-Deuren

The sleek Divara Chrome handle from Deuren would suit self-builders planning a minimalist look for their interiors. POA

Aquarius-Door-Lever-from-Todds-Doors

The Aquarius door lever from Todd Doors can be used in conjunction with its range of fire doors and comes with a 12-month guarantee. A pair costs from £15.84

Beehive-door-knob-from-Willow-and-Stone

In the classic beehive style, these large Beehive door knobs from Willow & Stone come in an unlacquered aged brass finish (also available in polished nickel) and are perfect for period interiors. Each pair costs £62

Brionne-mortice-door-knob-from-Period-House Group

The Brionne mortice door knob from Period House Group, with a twisted or plain cage, is available as a centre door pull or a set of mortice knobs. Prices start at £76.92 for the centre pull (single knob)

Eden-door-lever-from-Bromleighs

The Eden (Oak) door lever with standard backplate and lock from Bromleighs costs £81.60

Finesse-Swirl-Knob-from-Ironmongery-Direct

The Finesse Swirl Knob in Pewter from Ironmongery Direct is manufactured from solid pewter and uniquely hand-worked. It’s priced at £61.50 +VAT per pair or £58.50 +VAT if bought in quantities of five+

Ornate-black-door-handle-from-Howdens-Joinery

The Ornate Black Handle Lock door handle from Howdens Joinery is perfect for traditional-style interiors. POA

The-Excel-Flex-Door-Handle-in-Antique-Brass-from-Ironmongery-Direct

The Excel Flex Door Handle in Antique Brass from Ironmongery Direct comes complete with a smartlatch push-button locking system for privacy. POA

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