A home’s main bedroom is the nexus of rest and respite. This space offers refuge and a place to recharge while getting away from it all. If you want to take that relaxation to the next level, adding an exterior bedroom door may be exactly what you need.
Why consider adding an exterior door to your sleeping space? These doors offer new ways to weave in access, natural light, privacy, and room flow. A door isn’t just a door; a door can be another light source that impacts focal points and add to the overall mood, boosting a sense of rest and ease.
Adding an exterior door in the bedroom is an excellent way to draw all these pieces together in one of the most essential rooms in the home. (Trust us, it’s a way to blend convenience and chill vibes without much extra work).
Read our exterior door guide for bedrooms and discover how to make it all come together.
Why You Should Add an Exterior Door to Your Bedroom
1. Personalize Your Space
Make your sleeping room completely you. Do you often start your mornings outside–whether it’s reading on the patio, an at-home workout, a swim, or gardening? Easy access to outdoor space helps you kickstart each day. You can also customize your exterior door to fit your exact needs.
2. Boost Mood and Atmosphere
An exterior door allows you to optimize extra natural light while also maintaining privacy and security. Light directly influences a room’s flow, impact, and vibe (plus elevates mood and reduces stress). A new door can transform a bedroom from a hideaway to an oasis.
3. Add Efficiency
Besides enhancing organization and flow, an exterior door can keep a sleeping area cooler in hotter months without running air conditioning or a fan.
4. Keep Outdoor Spaces and Nature close
Easier access to the outdoors is certainly a big perk. Being moments away–or mere steps–from lush greenery and nature is an advantage in daily life. Allowing closeness to nature creates a deeper bond with the outdoor areas of the home. Plus, you’ll also enjoy better airflow and air quality!
5. Add Another Layer of Privacy
Whether you live solo or in a bustling household, having a private door from the bedroom to access the yard is priceless. You can enter and exit without worrying you’ll disturb a house guest or a sleeping child.
Before Choosing an Exterior Door…
- Measure the specs and sizes of the space to which you’re adding the door.
- Figure out how often the door will be used (to determine which style might be best).
- Create a budget.
- Look at all the styles and designs available to choose which is best for you.
- Confirm all the details with your builder or contractor.
Exterior Door Options for the Bedroom
1. Sliding Doors
Classic, popular, and timeless. Sliding doors allow maximum light indoors while being oh-so-easy to clean and maintain.
2. Hinged Doors
Similar to sliding doors, hinged doors feature three doors (or panels) for opening and closing. You can open and shut one or all three doors at once.
3. Double Doors
French doors, or double doors, allow for more privacy and security control. You can decide if both doors open or only one.
4. Glass Storm Door
For maximum natural light in a single door panel, opt for a glass storm door that allows light to permeate the room. A bonus: Nature is in your direct line of vision.
5. Windowed Door
For a heightened layer of privacy and security, consider a windowed door. It will restrict your view of the great outdoors but will allow light to brighten the room.
Stephanie Valente is a Content Director and Editor in Brooklyn, NY. She’s previously held writing and social media positions at Barkbox, Men’s Journal, and currently works at a full-service advertising agency. She’s a self-confessed home and design enthusiast. Stephanie is an award-winning poet and fiction writer. When she’s offline, you can find her taking a yoga class, running, hanging out with her rescue dog Pepper. Find her on stephanievalente.com.