40+ Ways to Update Flat Doors and Bifold Doors

Adding Trim and More to Flat Doors

Take your door update to the next level by adding a little something else along with the trim and by getting a little more creative with your overlay patterns.

Combine the trim with textured wallpaper for a classic carved look | Frugal Home Designs for Remodelaholic

update flat closet doors with trim and textured wallpaper via @Remodelaholic

or try beadboard | Pretty Handy Girl

beadboard and trim panels to update flat hollow core door - Pretty Handy Girl

The beadboard panel can cover up a dated louvered door, too | Vintage Simple Home

louvered to beadboard closet doors - Vintage Simple Home

beadboard plus fancy hinges on a flat sliding closet door | via AKA Design

flat closet doors updated with beadboard and hinges via AKA Design

use mirrors | The Savvy Stylist on Remodelaholic

mirrored closet door transformation

and add trim around the edges or on top | Lilikoi Joy
(not a door, but easy enough to see how it would work)

x mirror overlay - Lilikoi Joy

add burlap or fabric for texture  | Beautifully Contained

burlap paneled door - Beautifully Contained

color!! painting a door black or a fun color gives such life to space | Little Green Notebookyellow square paneled door from flat door - Little Green Notebook

And then some more alternative trim styles to give your door some extra style, too

barn door overlay | Blue Roof Cabin

flat door into barn door - Blue Roof Cabin

barn door wardrobe doors | Jenna Sue Design

barn door style IKEA pax wardrobe hack - Jenna Sue Designs

bifold to barn door tutorial | The Painted Hivebarn door overlay for pantry doors - The Painted Hive

full wood overlay barn door | Simpsonized Crafts

faux barn door overlay on paneled door - Simpsonized crafts


modern geometric (inspiration only) | via Better Homes and Gardens 

modern geometric door via BHG

modern squares and circles | Little Green Notebookmodern square and circle door overlay update - Little Green Notebook

greek key door overlay | Gorgeous Shiny Thingsgreek key door overlay - Gorgeous Shiny Things

beautiful chevron detail (inspiration only) | This Old House
chevron trim front door inspiration - This Old House

and how about some inspiring colorful bling via Houzz?
Update Flat Doors and Bifold Doors

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  1. Just found your website.
    I find all kinds of ways to update flat doors but cannot find anything about updating doors that are not flat. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  2. I also hate mirror wardrobe doors so looked for a way to update them. I was beginning to think it was hopeless without a large budget, but then I found a tip: Remove one side strip and slide the mirrors out. Flip them over and re-insert with the mirror on the inside. Then you can paint the back any colour you like.

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