One hot design trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down, is the sliding barn door. We just can’t seem to get enough of them! As this trend’s momentum grows, it is inspiring a greater variation in creative door solutions. Bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms…the applications for these stylish doors vary almost as much as their look.
What’s remarkable is that these spaces saving doors are as stylish as they are practical. Build your own or buy them ready to install. These days you can find a barn door that ranges from painted to stained, modern to traditional. Many of us can retrofit or modify an existing doorway to incorporate a sliding barn door into our decor.
I am currently on the hunt for the perfect barn door. In between our master bedroom and ensuite is a finished drywalled opening without a door. This was one of the things we really wanted to change during our ensuite renovation. Adding a door between the two rooms would add a welcome touch of privacy. Well as much privacy as you can have with three kids who don’t understand what privacy is, LOL.
For us it seemed much easier to add a sliding barn door to the bedroom side of the opening rather than deconstruct and frame for a swing door. Plus, it will also allow us to add something more visually interesting…as long as I can find it…to enhance the overall decor.
Our northern, dry climate is not particularly kind to wood. We will need to take that into consideration when deciding on which barn door will be right for us. Materials and how it’s made will be a major deciding factor in our final selection. If you’re thinking about adding a barn door, I suggest talking to some wood experienced professionals in your area to see what is best suited for your project.
After scouring the internet for barn door ideas, here are 15 unique styles that I have fallen in love with. Enjoy!
Light and Lovely
Dark Sliding Beauty
A Touch of Rustic
A Modern Twist
A Pop of Colour
Pick a Pattern
Why Not as a Headboard?
Clever Storage Design
Do you have a unique barn door project to share? Drop me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!
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