There are few architectural details that can give a home a sense of mystery and wonder like a secret door leading to a hidden room. If you’ve ever wanted a private hideaway, extra secure storage for valuables, or an almost magical escape to another world, a hidden room is sure to amaze and inspire.
Secret doors aren’t just the stuff of royals and spies; the modern man is just as deserving of a little privacy. Hidden doors have been in use for centuries, acting as private passageways otherwise unknown to the wider household and potential prying eyes.
A hidden door is your chance to get a little creative with your secrecy, regardless of what lies on the other side. Discover a bit of fun and mystery with these ideas.
BOOKCASE HIDDEN DOOR
Although it’s not as original as some of the other hidden doors, it still pretty cool since it looks like a real bookcase that holds all sorts of random crap, but opens to a room.
SECRET WALL DOOR
The best hidden doors aren’t even there to the naked eye, just like this one that looks like it’s part of the wall, but opens to another room.
FAUX BOOK CASE
Just because it looks like a dead end doesn’t always mean there’s nothing behind it. This hidden door matches the rest of the hallway and hides itself perfectly (except when open, of course!).
Your guests never can tell the difference and nothing can start suspicion because this hidden doors are perfectly concealed with right patterns. Perfectly blend in with the wallpaper. For saving space purpose, this could be your go to.
This one is pretty and special. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, with its artfully wallpapered walls and swirly mosaic tile floor, but there’s a hidden door that lead to personal wood-lined sauna.
One common area that goes unused in many homes is the space beneath stairwells. But turning this dead zone into a useful nook is a simple project that adds storage and character to any home. There’s a hidden door to a secret fort behind the shelves, where the kids can stash their favorite titles.
You can even hide your entire bathroom behind a pair of simple doors. You can cover an entire wall with storage closets and design a huge wall unit from one wall to the other.
These farmhouse style doors fit into a groove in the floor so they can be moved easily to cover the black void of a flat-screen TV. Just slide them closed when you’ve had your fill of football or movie time, and the doors become a design statement themselves.
What kid wouldn’t love this pint-size playroom with its small, child-friendly door? Children often love having a kid-sized nook for reading, playing or fort-building. And the parents certainly appreciate being able to hide toys out of sight.
Many hidden door designs are deceptively easy to install, featuring a number of additional components to suit your space and needs. One thing is certain: your home will be the winking embodiment of the phrase “more than meets the eye.”