Are Your Locks Part of Your Home Decor?

There are many ways to decorate your home to make sure it fits your style. When most people think of house decor, their imagination mainly ranges from the furniture, artwork, and cute little knick knacks that you can place around your home.  However, there are many other small details that can make a big difference when it comes to decorating your home, like for instance your locks.

Here are a few things to think about when finding locks for your home that fit your decor style.

In the Details

There is power in the details. Taking these small features into account can make a big impact on the overall presentation of your home. If you think about it, doors are one of the first things you look at when entering a house or room. This makes for a great opportunity to set the tone for the appearance or style you are wanting for your home. 

Identify Your Style

Whether your style is mid-century modern, rustic, or industrial, there are specific attributes to all decor styles that make them unique and recognizable. Once you have decided on the style you are wanting for your home or a specific room, you can then research different hardware styles for that particular aesthetic. The right type of hardware for the lock should be one that matches the style you are trying to achieve as well as the style of your door. In this next section, we will take a look at a few popular decor styles and what to look for so your hardware matches your vision.

Rustic Style

Rustic style is a design emphasis on rugged, natural beauty. It embraces nature-inspired textures, simple and earthy colors, and ultimately a modest, organic warmth. For rustic style homes, the wood that the doors are made of typically have unique characteristics such as knots, wide grain, and slight imperfections. If you are looking to achieve this look, then you should keep an eye out for wrought iron style hardware or even some burnished copper details. 

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern design rose to popularity during the 1930s and 40s, but never quite went out of style. Today mid-century modern is more popular than ever, and pairs well with both vintage and modern homes alike. This style typically consists of uncluttered and sleek lines with both organic and geometric forms. A great way to achieve this look is to get your hands on some vintage Escutcheons. Escutcheons are a great way to add a unique flare to your doors’ lock system and can come in a variety of styles. Add a nice avocado or coral color to the door to complete the look! 


Industrial interior design is pleasingly flexible. Consisting mostly of neutral hues and materials that focus on unique textures, this design style is easy to pull off with the right decor and hardware. Despite its simplicity and minimal design tropes, industrial style manages to create a bold statement. This calls for bold lock pieces! A large iron lock would be perfect to achieve this style. You might even consider using salvaged factory parts to add to the decor of your door to enhance the look even more.

Those are just a few ideas on how to choose a lock that incorporates into your home decor. We hope you enjoyed these suggestions! If you need any suggestions or assistance with your lock needs, make sure to give us a call here at Laura’s Locksmith and Security Store.