A dream about doors may provide you with some immeasurable insight regarding what you currently feel. Similar to most of the things you dream of when you see a door in your dream, it tells you about the feelings you have about your life and how things are going for you. 

The way you interpret your dream of doors will be quite particular to you. The reason for this is because you have your personal preconceived assumptions concerning doors, as well as what their meaning is to you, even if it is just subconsciously.

Nonetheless, there are plenty of universal ideas surrounding doors and their symbolism. Hence, this is the area where we will begin.


Below you will find some of the most common themes and interpretations about what seeing a door in a dream may mean.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

― Helen Keller


There are several known sayings about doors that you’ve likely heard of. These include ” leave your door open for love” and “don’t close the door on an opportunity.” There’s also the very popular “when one door closes, another one opens.” All of these are about being available and open to things.  

A dream about walking through a doorway or an open door may mean that you are about to move forward where a new opportunity awaits your life. Likewise, this may suggest that you are going through something right now or about something that you are yearning for and looking forward to.

No matter what it may be, the symbol presented to you in your dream is more likely a positive one. Furthermore, it comes with the option of moving freely, and that there is nothing blocking your path.


Doors may be a representation of the mystery in your life. It can be either good or bad. They form a barrier and behind that closed door lies the unknown. Furthermore, a door can guard and protect secrets. You may need a key, a password, or a credential of some sort to gain access to a closed door. Or entering it can be as simple as knocking to ask for access or turning its knob. You will not be able to know what is waiting for you behind a door until you open it. 

In dreams where you are presented with a mysterious door, it may mean fear or excitement about something in the near future. This may also imply that you have an option about something but you are not sure how to proceed.

Therefore, you may need to consider the way you feel in your door dreams. Likewise, you have to analyze the other scenarios in it to truly understand how your dream about doors may mean in your waking life.


Dreaming of a locked door blocking your way may indicate that you feel as if you are trapped. Are you stuck outside or inside of the door in your dream? In real life, this can be true as well. A dream where you are trapped is quite common, and this can provide you with an insight as to what may be blocking your path in life. 

Do feel as if you are trapped in a situation and you long to get out? But does it feel like you have control or say about the situation you are in? On the other hand, you may feel locked outside of something you want.

You may desperately want to get into the school you desire, a club, to get that job you’ve always wanted, or to start a relationship with a certain person. However, you feel as if you are stuck on the outside of the one door. And this is the only way that could give you access to what you desire.

Do you only have to knock on the door and request permission to enter? Or is there some hidden key you need to look for?


An open door

A door that is open in a dream signifies choices and opportunities being available to you.

A closed door or locked door

A closed door symbolizes opportunities that are closed off. It may also suggest that you feel that they are not reachable.

A New Door 

This could point to new opportunities.

A Familiar Door 

It may imply moving forward on something you are already working on.

Garage Door 

This often means opportunities. To learn more, make sure to check out what it means to dream about a garage.

Trap Door 

To dream of a trap door points to the mysterious unknown.

Glass Door 

It is likely a reflection of your inner emotions. To further understand this, you may want to read the meaning of glass as a dream symbol.

Revolving Door 

This may be about the feeling of going around in circles, being stuck.

Attic Door 

An attic door in a dream relates to your higher self. See what attics dream mean to find out more.

Car Door 

This may signify a journey or travel (See travel dream meaning). Check out its related dream symbols car accidents, driving, and vehicles, to understand deeply what your dream may mean.

Another topic you may want to explore is what the gate symbol in dreams may mean.

Now that you have a better idea of some of the most common types and themes of doors, we will not have a look at some of the dream scenarios that involve doors or a door.


A door opening implies new possibilities and possible change on the horizon. This may be a reflection of your personal journey that you are already undertaking or one you hope to start. A door that has no block is a good sign.


A door closing may suggest that you feel like the options you have are inaccessible to you. It may also indicate that you have a choice need to make. Will you walk away or take the chance and open the door? Keep in mind that a closed door is not always a bad thing. However, it may likely mean that you feel torn r frustrated regarding something.


A locked door may mean that you feel like something in your waking life is blocking or trapping you. Do you feel reluctant to let people in your life? Do you often keep people from entering your life and getting close to you?


If you are presented with a lot of doors in your dream, this may mean that you have a lot of choices in life. This may overwhelm you since you have so many choices in front of you. Perhaps, you delight in the fact that you have all these options.



Mystery, Isolation, Depression, Fear, and Career Goals


Tranquility, Relaxation, and Sadness


Peace, Progress, Abundance, and Hope


Love, Warning, Danger, and Anger


Acceptance, Purity, Knowledge, and Mourning

These are just some of the likely connections of what the color of the door in your dream can mean. If you want to dig a little deeper and get more ideas about colors, it is recommended to check out the meaning of colors in dreams.

Furthermore, it is helpful to ask yourself the following questions so that you can further understand the meaning of your dream about doors:

  • How did the door make you feel in your daily life?
  • Do you have any personal connections with doors?
  • What type of door did you see?
  • Was the door in your dream deteriorating or in good condition?
  • What purpose did the door serve?
  • Are there any other symbols that appeared in your dream?
  • Are there any huge choices you have to make in your waking life?
  • Are you hoping for a new opportunity?

Did you have a dream about doors? What do you think it means? We’d love to hear your experience and thoughts about it in the comment section below.

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