Door stops are a necessity in any home. Whether you are looking to prop external doors open to create a relaxing through breeze, or to stop a child trapping their fingers with an internal door stop, the door stop will be a useful purchase for years to come.

In the past door stops were plain, boring and unobtrusive things, with a simple purpose and little concern for aesthetic appeal. But this needn’t be the case at all and more and more people are choosing to make a feature out of their door stops, rather than using a simple wooden or plastic wedge.

Choosing a feature door stop

If you’ve made the decision to purchase a feature door stop there are several things to keep in mind that will help you pick a great one:

  1. Dare to be bold – Don’t be tempted to go for a boring traditional door stop, dare to be bold and choose a door stops that can be both a feature in your room and a talking point for your visitors and friends.
  2. Find something hardwearing – You want to make sure you go for something that will stand the test of time and be able to endure wear and tear. Due to its positioning, it is natural for door stops to be scuffed and bumped, so make sure you choose one that is hardwearing enough to withstand this.
  3. Make sure it’s practical – While aesthetics are important, having a doorstop that is both functional and practical is key. It should be heavy and sturdy enough to hold open a door and withstand potentially windy conditions, but not so heavy that you can’t move it should you need to.
  4. Fit with your theme – Where possible you should look for something that compliments the existing decor in the room. Rather than being something that just fades into the background, your new feature door stop can become an attractive accessory that fits with the current theme.

Remember, door stops aren’t just something that you need inside. A feature door stop makes a great addition to your garden and helps to protect doors from blowing in the wind or props open a bi-fold door. We have a number of great outdoor door stops and in particular cater to a nautical garden theme.

Where can you buy a feature door stop?

For ideas and inspiration take a look at our full range of beautiful rope door stops. We have a number of different options to suit all tastes, whether for yourself or as the perfect housewarming gift for friends and family.

Some of our most popular door stops include:

Lighthouse Tall Door Stop – The tallest in our range, designed for patios and balconies with a step drop.

  • Heavy Buoy Door Stop – Our heaviest door stop, designed to help protect expensive bi-fold doors banging in the wind

Large Turks Head Rope Door Stop – Nautical themed door stop, a rope ball using the Turks Head knot.

If you have any questions about the range, available styles or how to place your order, don’t hesitate to get in touch.