Sliding Barn Doors: Ideas and Inspiration

Sliding barn doors add so much charm and character to a room. They provide privacy without requiring all the floor space needed for a swing-open door. Β And don’t let the term “barn” lead you astray. These doors aren’t just for country-style homes. They work well with contemporary, traditional and modern styles, too.

Sliding Barn Doors

1. Bring attention to this unique feature by painting sliding barn doors in a bold color.

Sliding Barn Doors: Bring attention to this unique feature by painting sliding barn doors with a bold color.

Apartment Therapy

2. Plain barn doors are given new style when embellished with wood pieces and painted in contrasting colors.

Sliding Barn Doors: Plain barn doors are given new style when embellished with wood pieces and painted in contrasting colors.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design

3. To save on space in this remodeled Huston home, antique painted doors were installed on rollers.

Sliding Barn Doors: To save on space in this remodeled Huston home, antique painted doors were installed on rollers.

Traditional Home

4. Sliding barn doors are an ideal way to keep the television out of sight over a fireplace mantel.

Sliding Barn Doors: Sliding barn doors are an ideal way to keep the television out of sight over a fireplace mantel.

Houzz
Crisp Architects
Photographer: Rob Karosis

5. These sliding doors look fabulous in this contemporary style home. The black metal hardware accents the warm wood finish.

Sliding Barn Doors: These doors look fabulous in this contemporary style home. The dark hardware accents the warm wood finish.

Houzz
Weaver Custom Homes

6. Sliding doors work great in the kitchen as pantry doors. They’re easy to slide and don’t take up floor space when open.

Sliding Barn Doors: Sliding doors work great in the kitchen as pantry doors. They're easy to slide and don't take up floor space when open.

My Home Ideas

7. For a bit of the unexpected, use huge full length mirrors in place of barn doors.

Sliding Barn Doors: For a bit of the unexpected, use huge full length mirrors in place of barn doors.

6th Street Design School
Ezra Lee Design + Build

If you’re ready to build or install your own sliding barn doors, here are some helpful resources for you:

Do you have a sliding barn door in you house? Have you ever thought about installing one?

Peggy

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Comments

  1. 5

    says

    Peggy,
    Loved this post! Just wanted to let you know we are the company behind door number 7, haha! Ezra Lee Designs teamed up with us to create these masterpieces.

    • 6

      Peggy Pardo says

      Those doors are fabulous!! Thank you so much for letting me know you built them. I’m bookmarking your site! πŸ™‚

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      Peggy Pardo says

      Hi Laura! Wish I could take credit for that project, but that photo is from Traditional Home magazine. They are antique doors with the original finish. You can accomplish the same look with products like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and her dark wax. Check out her products at http://www.anniesloan.com/ (This isn’t a paid endorsement. I just love her paint!) πŸ™‚

  2. 9

    says

    Door #7 was actually built by our company, we specialize in: In-Mirror TVs, Barn Doors, Mirrors, Bulletin Boards, Chalkboards, and more! All of our products are hand crafted in Arizona out of solid wood and are offered in a variety of stunning finishes.

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    June Ainsworth says

    Looking for hardware for a 36″ barn door. I’m also looking for a heavy duty lock to keep it secure. Do I need a ground hardware? It is an inside/outside door.

    • 12

      says

      Hi June! I’m not an installer or vendor for barn doors. I’d recommend talking with someone at your local hardware store. They can point you in the right direction. πŸ™‚

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