Modern Farmhouse Doorknobs

When it comes to modern farmhouse doorknobs (or levers) the selection can be overwhelming.

I’m actually in the process of selecting doorknobs for the exterior and interior doors. Who knew this would be such a difficult decision?

There are reasonably priced doorknobs out there but when you start shopping for something a little different, the prices can go way, way up.

It’s easy to blow the budget when it comes to choosing vintage or specialty doorknobs. Plus, all knobs (or levers) are not created equal.

How To Choose The Perfect Interior Doorknob

A doorknob is not that big but it can make a huge statement when it comes to your personal style.

My current home has plain, generic run-of-the-mill doorknobs. The knobs are gold (not the current trendy brass/gold) and I’m sitting here wondering why I never replaced them.

Believe it or not, just replacing old, outdated (not vintage) doorknobs (or cabinet knobs/pulls) can instantly transform your space.

Modern Farmhouse Doorknob on the exterior of a house

Levers Or Knobs

The first thing you need to decide is if you want levers or knobs. Levers are perfect for people who need an easy-to-grip option.

You can find so many styles, from ordinary-looking knobs to knobs with long plates. Just remember that it’s best to stay with a cohesive look throughout your home.

Also, make sure you choose a quality product. You don’t want to totally cheap out in this area and end up with scratches and dents. Finding quality doorknobs on sale is the best of both worlds!

Color Option

What color will you choose? From bronze to brass and everything in between, you need to pick the style and color knobs or levers you want to use in your home.

How about swoon-worthy vintage glass knobs? Yes, please!

When my shaker-style interior doors were ordered I went with black hinges because I knew I wanted matte black doorknobs. Choose your hinge color when you pick out your interior doors.

I didn’t realize at the time that there’s actually more bronze than black in the style I’m leaning toward.

Helpful Tip: Right after our interior doors were installed, my husband and I took a stroll throughout the house and made notes of how many privacy knobs (the ones that lock) we needed and how many passive (no-lock) knobs we needed. Also, we’re using dummy knobs for the bedroom closets upstairs.

Read through the infographic below for more info!

Left-Handed or Right-Handed Door Knob/Lever?

To determine if your door is a left-handed or right-handed door, stand outside the door, facing the door. If the hinges are on the right, it’s a right-handed door. If the hinges are on the left, you will need a left-handed doorknob or lever set.

Favorite Modern Farmhouse Doorknobs and Levers

I’ve included my favorite modern farmhouse doorknobs and levers at the very end of this article! As an associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. (Just click a pic to shop straight from this post!)

Thanks to for providing the helpful graphic below.

Types of Door Knobs | Schlage

Favorite Farmhouse Doorknobs

Alli loves her southern, country lifestyle. Whether she's decorating her new modern farmhouse or cooking up a storm for her family, Alli is all about living her best life now and spoiling her grandkids! She enjoys traveling, reading, Duke basketball, photography, and all things coastal. Alli wants to be a beach bum when she grows up.

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