Door stoppers are not only functional, they’re also a great way to add a decorative accent to your home. From adorable brass animals to colorful gemstones, you can definitely find an option that matches your design aesthetic.
Filip Berdek, interior designer and set director behind Born Interiors, recommends prioritizing the style, weight, and design. “When it comes to door stoppers, I always love a more fun or sculptural moment,” he says. “You want something that appears to be a free-standing object that you could also use on a shelf as decor.”
With Berdek’s insights in mind, we researched top door stoppers on the market, considering not only their design but also their affordability and functionality.
DECOREALM Marble Decorative Door Stop
This door stopper is made entirely of marble, which means that it’s equal parts stylish and useful. At 5 pounds, it’s heavy enough to support the weight of even the heaviest doors. We love that it’s equipped with a brass handle, which not only adds a decorative touch but also makes it a breeze to pick up and move around.
The base is slightly wider than the top, which is great for added sturdiness. In addition to making a beautiful integration into your home decor-wise, this marble option would work well as a bookend or a decorative object around your home.
Price at time of publish: $69
Dimensions: 4.1” W x 6.7” H | Weight: 5-pounds | Material: Marble and iron | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
Anthropologie Gia Giraffe Door Stop
Can be used for general decor
Weight not listed
Only one finish
Shaped like a giraffe, but elevated by its gilded brass finish, the Gia Giraffe Door Stop would work as well in a nursery as it would as a decorative accent in your living room. Made of cast brass and iron, it can be easily repositioned to accommodate any door in your home—and since it’s much wider at the base, you don’t have to worry about it tipping over. The width is also fairly narrow, so it won’t take up much space as it sits behind your door frame.
Like many of the options on this list, this little door stopper could be reused throughout your home in a myriad of ways. The shape and sculptural nature of the giraffe make it easy to use as a decorative object, but you could also place it on your dresser and use it as a jewelry tree.
Price at time of publish: $48
Dimensions: 5" H, 3.25" W; 3.25" projection | Weight: Not listed | Material: Cast brass and iron | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
3R Studios Tan Rope and Sand Knot Door Stop
No rubber stopper
Could roll due to shape
Recommended by Berdek, who praises its texture and the fact that it "won't feel obstructive near a door,” the 3R Studios Tan Rope and Sand Knot Door Stop is a nautical option that's versatile enough for many different styles of decor. It's made of a cream-colored rope and is packed with more than 4 pounds of sand, ensuring that it will support even heavier doors with ease.
This door stopper has a little handle that acts as a decorative accent and also allows you to move it around easily. It’s another option that would look great used as a decorative accent throughout your home, so you won't have to worry about it being an eyesore in the corner.
Price at time of publish: $24
Dimensions: 6.25” L x 6.25” W x 6.25” H | Weight: Not listed | Material: Rope and sand | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
Anthropologie Nellie Doorstop
Two colors available
Wedge and physical stopper
Interesting design element
Wedge stoppers might not work for lower-profile doors
Another option that comes recommended by Berdek (“I love a more sculptural moment, since it can add an instant element of design to any space," he says), the Nellie Doorstop from Anthropologie features a wedge that works its way into a whimsical sculpture of a hand, which is completely visible, even when the door is propped open. That allows it to act as both a physical stopper in addition to the wedge, which is great if you have a higher clearance under your door that would cause it to open further back on the wedge. It’s made of sturdy aluminum and comes in both blackened iron and bronze colorways; either would fit seamlessly into many spaces.
Price at time of publish: $48
Dimensions: 7.75" H x 3.25" W | Weight: Not listed | Material: Aluminum | Return Policy: Free within 90 days
Signature Hardware Cast Iron Ornate Doorstop
Padded to reduce scuffing
Multiple color options
Whether you live in a Victorian home or simply dream of one, the Signature Hardware Cast Iron Ornate Doorstop is the perfect accent for you. Made with cast iron, this stopper has classic design details that would work great for people who love the aesthetic of a Victorian home. Plus, the bottom has a layer of rubber padding so that you don't have to worry about it scuffing your floors.
Since the design of the stopper has so much texture, this option is great if you are concerned about your stopper getting scuffed. It acts as a wedge stopper, which means it fits under the door to hold it open. These types of stoppers sit flush against the floor, which makes them incredibly sturdy.
Price at time of publish: $69
Dimensions: 6.5” W x 11.5” H | Weight: Not listed | Material: Cast iron | Return Policy: Free within 90 days
Upper Deck Rabbit Design Cast Iron Door Stop Wedge
Unfinished cast iron could scuff the door
No rubber bottom
Decorative yet low-profile, this little door stopper checks many of our boxes. Made with sturdy cast iron in an antiqued-rust finish, with a wedge style that's accompanied by bunny ears, which not only add a playful touch but also act as a physical stopper.
One of our only qualms with this stopper is that it doesn’t have rubber underneath to protect the floor. However, reviewers note that they were able to add some rubber stickers on their own, an effective remedy that Berdek also recommends.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 7.75 L x 2.25 W x 3.3 H | Weight: Not listed | Material: Cast iron | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
Rejuvenation Plain Floor Doorstop
Rubber bumpers can stand out on colors other than black
No design features
If yu're looking for something super-minimal, Berdek recommends opting for a door stopper that can be floor- or wall-mounted, and the Rejuvenation Plain Floor Doorstop is one of his favorites. This stopper is made from high-quality brass that comes in five different finishes, including brushed antique and brushed nickel, polished nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and unlacquered brass.
A rubber stopper around the base protects both the stopper and the door from scuffs and visible damage. It mounts with a standard door stop hanger bolt that is intended for wood, and it will truly stick with you for the long haul.
Price at time of publish: $35
Dimensions: .25” W x 2.25” H | Weight: 9-ounces | Material: Brass | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
West Elm Geo Brass Metal Doorstop
It’s a sturdy weight
Height could cause it to tip
Could show scuff marks
Another option that comes recommended by Berdek is this brass door stopper, which has a unique geometric shape that adds a structural element to any home design style. Berdek notes that it could be used as a bookend or make “a great addition to a powder room, as it would act as a beautiful floor sculpture.”
At nearly 5 pounds, this option weighs a decent amount, so it will certainly support even heavier wooden doors in your home. Since it’s flat on top, it could even be used on a bookshelf as a display for a plant or other decorative object.
Price at time of publish: $60
Dimensions: 4.5" W x 7.75" H | Weight: 4.75-pounds | Material: Aluminum and iron | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
CB2 Pascal the Bull Gold Doorstop
No rubber stoppers on the feet
Designed in the shape of a bull, the Pascal Bull Gold Doorstop from CB2 can be used from the side, or you can point its little horns at the door, which also allows the bull to look extra-defiant.
The only downside of this stopper is that it doesn’t have rubber feet, but you could definitely buy some to prevent the stopper from moving around. At 6.6 pounds, this door stopper is certainly on the heavier side of this list, so Pascal will keep things pretty sturdy whether you add grips or not.
Price at time of publish: $70
Dimensions: 7.5" W x 3.25" D x 6.75" H | Weight: 6.6-pounds | Material: Aluminum and iron | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
Generic Rubber Door Stop
Great for rentals
This three-pack of rubber door stoppers sits in a little holder on the back of the door so that they’re easy to pull out when you need them. They are a great option for smaller spaces that don’t have room for a design element and really just need a door stopper for functionality.
Since these stoppers are rubber, they will easily fit under any door with ease. The individual stoppers won’t cause any scuffing on the floor, and they’re available in a pack of three that includes wall mounts. The wall mounts can be easily affixed to the door with a sticker, and the stoppers themselves are easy to store when not in use.
Price at time of publish: $7
Dimensions: 4.83" L x 1.6" W x 1" H | Weight: 5-ounces | Material: Rubber | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
Marwood Store Hedgehog Weighted Interior Doorstop
Perfect for kids’ rooms
Easy to move
Could slide around
This adorable little hedgehog would be the perfect option for a nursery or a kid’s room. The outer casing is comprised of cotton and polyester, much like a traditional stuffed animal. To make it weightier, the inside is also stuffed with sand.
It weighs in at 2 pounds, which could make for a little sliding—especially if you’re using it on hardwood. However, it would be the perfect option over area rugs. This is also a great option for kids because, unlike cast iron options, you don’t have to worry about them stubbing their toes or getting hurt.
Price at time of publish: $17
Dimensions: 6.2” L x 5.5” W x 8.2” H | Weight: 2-pounds | Material: Cotton, polyester and sand | Return Policy: Free within 30 days
There are plenty of door stopper styles that will seamlessly integrate into your space. Some of our favorite options include the Decorealm Marble Decorative Door Stop, which has a stylish yet convenient design, and the more sculptural Geo Brass Metal Doorstop from West Elm.
What to Look for in a Door Stopper
- Kick-down: These stoppers are drilled into the wall or door and include a hinge at the base that allows them to fold up and out of the way when they’re not in use.
- Wedge: Some of the most common door stoppers, there are free-standing options that wedge under the door frame to create enough resistance to prop the door open.
- Floor- or wall-mounted: These stoppers are drilled into the floor or wall so that they never move around. Berdek notes that kick-down and mounted options are great for “more permanent installations.”
- Free-standing: These stand up and support the weight of the door on their own. They can be easily moved around the home and are often decorative.
Berdek notes that kick-down stoppers, cement, and sleek options are better for industrial design aesthetics, but he loves sculptural options that can add an element of design to any space. Sculptural options include brass and aluminum options that come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
When taking the weight of the stopper into consideration, Berdek emphasizes the importance of considering the weight and material of your door as well as the stopper. “You need something to hold the door and not just slide along while it closes,” says Berdek. “Take into consideration your door material to make sure the stopper you choose works.” If you have a solid wooden door, make sure you choose something on the heavier side or something that is mounted.
What is a door stop used for?
A door stop is typically used to hold a door open. It is ideal for rooms that experience drafts that may cause doors to swing shut. Door stoppers are also useful to hold open heavier front doors if you’re moving things in or just want to let some fresh air in.
Where should a door stop go?
Door stops, whether mounted or free-standing, typically go against the wall that the door would open into. That keeps the door from hitting and potentially damaging the wall.
Do you need to install a doorstop?
Many doorstops are free-standing, which means that their weight alone is enough to keep the door from hitting the wall and causing damage. If you have a wall or floor-mounted door stopper, you will have to install it using a wood hanger that can be easily attached to the floor.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Brittany Loggins is a writer who has researched and written articles for Real Simple, Women’s Health, The Cut and The New York Times, among many other outlets. For this article, she scoped out customer reviews and tapped Filip Berdek, an interior designer and the set director behind Born Interiors, to determine which door stoppers satisfy elements of both design and functionality.