Asked on Mar 17, 2018

Ideas on how to decorate door?

by Barbara
This is the door to air handler in our one-bedroom apartment. As it is near to the front door with a closet right next to it, dpea anyone have any ideas on what to do with it?
q decorate door
  12 answers
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 17, 2018
    The vents should not be covered up so the only remedy might be to paint it. It is small so I really do not see any problem with it.

  • How about an over the door wreath hanger and use for a seasonal wreath? They do make slat hangers, maybe a few pictures? Nothing that restricts airflow though.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Mar 17, 2018
    Is this a rental apartment? If so, get landlord's approval before doing anything.

  • Gk Gk on Mar 17, 2018
    Is there a way to take out the louvered panels and replace them with something else. Like a lattice, metal decorative screens, lace. Maybe paint the louvers a different color (however that would make them stand out more)

  • Geew Geew on Mar 17, 2018
    The door looks impeccable, I wouldn't change a thing. Keep in mind, an air handler always needs ventilation.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Mar 17, 2018
    The door is perfect. If you want it less obtrusive, paint the door handle and brass the same color as the door.

  • Emily Emily on Mar 17, 2018
    It looks just fine as it is. What is an air handler? (I live in the north)

  • Pat Pat on Mar 19, 2018
    We just put in a new furnace and air conditioner....the installer had to cut vents in four walls in my house plus a I am thinking you need that vented door for your air handler...paint it, hang a wreath on it but leave it vented for the correct working of your air handler. Does not look bad to me.

  • Liv Liv on Mar 19, 2018
    Since it is an apartment you can use temporary wall paper.

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Mar 20, 2018
    If you are looking to disguise this door so that people don't open it thinking it is the closet, I would get some mesh fabric and pain and go to town. You can attach the mesh over the top slats and hang or decorate the mesh any way you wish. Then I would stencil a motif on the lower slats. Or, you might run your mesh from the top slat to the bottom slat and display photos or any lightweight decoration you prefer. Perhaps make it look like a road leading to the western sunset.

  • Emily Emily on Mar 28, 2018
    Thanks. Most houses here have just heating.

  • Connied804 Connied804 on Mar 30, 2018
    The door is subtle and nice. Decorating it would only bring attention to it. I agree with some others and not do anything.