63 Awesome Sliding Barn Door Ideas

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Barn doors are not just for barns anymore. From the countryside barns, these wide sliding doors have entered the house to become popular interior décor pieces. From cozy bedrooms to rustic home offices and perfect room dividers, barn-style doors are all the rage for homeowners.

Why Sliding Barn Doors?

Barn doors come with both functional and aesthetic benefits. Functionally, they are big space savers. The traditional swinging door typically needs 9 feet or more of space to function properly. While this may not be an issue for large houses, more space-starved homes will find it more than a little problematic. They need all the space they can get for furniture, appliances and movement. Nine feet is a lot of space to leave to the door. French doors, as beautiful as they are, are even bigger space gobblers.

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BATHROOM PRIVACY

Stumpff HomeWorks, LLC

Barn door in this kid’s bedroom for bathroom privacy.

RECLAIMED

Reclaimed Lumber Products

Custom-made sliding barn door by Reclaimed Lumber Products.

FARMHOUSE HALL


ppWood Custom Woodwork

Interior barn door with flat track hardware.

MODERN FARM STYLE


V Architects + Builders

Impressive modern farmhouse dining room with dark wood barn door.

BARN DOOR SHUTTERS

Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions Charlotte

Sliding barn door shutters for this lovely farmhouse living room.

MODERN AESTHETIC

Krownlab

BALDUR sliding barn door hardware by Krown Lab.

GLASS BREEZEWAY

Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects

Glass breezeway featuring sliding barn door to control wind.

PHENOMENAL PANTRY

Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions Charlotte

Get your kitchen supplies organized with this beautiful pantry.

UNFUSSY BARN DOOR

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Cornerstone Construction Newport, RI

This door is very crisp & clean in style.  The addition of this barn door adds just a little bit more to this very inviting bedroom.

TRANSITIONAL DINING

Nest Designs LLC

Red barn door with a full view of the dining table.

In a small space where every single inch counts, sliding barn doors come in handy. A well installed sliding barn door offers great space economy for whatever room you use it in. Of course, you need to have enough adjacent wall space for the barn door to slide over when it is opened. But this is often preferable to similarly space-saving pocket doors that require much more work to install or remove.

A small disadvantage with sliding barn doors is that they may not close as quietly as traditional doors. But a good contractor should be able to install it in such a way that noise is reduced to a minimum.

BRIGHT RED

Prime 1 Builders

The red sliding barn door is repurposed from a boarding house.

EXTERIOR BARN DOOR

Real Carriage Door Company

Sliding barn doors to enter a lovely garden space.

PRETTY DOUBLE DOOR

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Goforth Gill Architects

Pretty, classic and clean. I love the soft color.

BIG BARN DOOR

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Gristmill Builders, LTD

BIG door with TONS of detail!

Other Sliding Barn Door Advantages

Another advantage of sliding barn doors is their support system. Sliding barn doors use a track for movement. The entire weight of the door is therefore distributed along the length of the track. This allows for the installation of heavier-than-usual doors without affecting stability of ease of movement. For places that need more security but are limited in space, a heavy sliding barn door would work just fine.

There is also, of course, the aesthetics side of the sliding barn door craze. Some sliding barn doors have this rustic outdoorsy feel that creates a stunning contrast when indoors. This contrast is especially enhanced if the door is styled in a worn, rustic design that makes it seem like it was taken right from the barn outside and installed inside.

INDUSTRIAL CHIC

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Emerick Architects

Industrial Chic.   Screams “cool” and is definitely eye-catching.

RECLAIMED BARN DOOR

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Refined Custom Homes

What a great reclaimed wood door that was actually added to a more contemporary style home.  Really love the hardware along the top of the door.

GRAND MEDITERRANEAN

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Real Sliding Hardware

Mediterranean look.   This is a great addition/idea if you have a space that includes a wine cellar or wine tasting room in this case.

RED DOUBLE DOOR

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Our Town Plans

Sometimes you don’t have room for huge doors–so I like the smaller size of these doors.   Love the burst of color.

The result is a surprisingly warm feeling ideal for any home renovation project. You can use it in your garage, bedroom, home office and bathroom. For a more modern look, you can give the barn door a polished look matching the walls. There are several sliding barn door bathroom and bedroom images below to give you some inspiration.

BLACK BARN DOOR

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Signature Homes

The black color of the door grounds the room, adding some more warmth.  I always love the use of these doors to conceal televisions and entertainment components.

BUNK BED HIDE-A-AWAY

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Significant Homes LLC

Fun and ingenious use of doors. Wouldn’t you love to hide away behind them! 

OFFICE OASIS

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P2 Design

Love the double doors and that it is classic & traditional.   The windows at the top help make the space feel less closed in.   Must be a nice office space to work in.

RUSTIC BUNK

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Dawn Hearn Interior Design

Very classic, rustic and masculine.  Great kid’s bunk area.

ORANGE BARN DOOR

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Keller Architecture

What an exciting punch of color!!

LUXURIOUS BATH

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lan Mascord Design Associates, Inc.

Beautiful rustic doors that lead into a luxurious bathroom space while adding privacy to closet and laundry areas.

GUEST LAUNDRY

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dams + Beasley Associates

Use the space that you have! Clever use of doors to conserve hallway space for a great guest laundry area.

SLEEPING NICHE

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Weber + Studio Architects

Clever way to enclose a sleeping niche. Kids would love this or maybe Mom can hide in here and read a book.

DOUBLE CRISSCROSS

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Dillon Kyle Architects

Love the color and the crisscross detail.  Adds just a little drama to the entry of this space.

UNIQUE CLOSET

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Castle Construction of Santa Barbara

What a unique way to enclose a closet area.

CRISSCROSS DOOR

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Dillon Kyle Architects

Great use of gray color and the crisscross design definitely adds beautiful detail. Classy and warm.

BLUE BARN DOOR

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BAC Design Group

A nice pop of color–pretty shade of blue.  Black and/or dark hardware is always a nice touch to ground other design elements and colors.

CONTEMPORARY TWIST

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KBC Developments

A truly contemporary spin on the barn door.

FRESH & MODERN

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Rodriguez Studio Architecture PC

This door is perfect for this loft space, fresh and modern. I love all the small windows; it adds more interest to the door.  The color is so rich and warm.

RUSTIC CHARM

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Rustica Hardware

Love the smaller size of the door and the color–exudes warmth.

STURDY BARN DOOR

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Ridge Creek Custom Homes

This door looks clean, classic, and sturdy. Smart choice for this space.

HIDE-IT AWAY

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Fiorella Design

Let the kids draw on the walls and then cover it up.

SALVAGED DOOR

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Sarah Greenman

Pretty salvaged door.  A nice addition to a vintage bathroom.

THREE PANEL PANTRY

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Dwellings Design Group Costa Mesa CA

Love the three panel style and the Rustica Hardware.

WHITE BARN DOOR

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Nick Noyes Architecture

I love this barn door because it gives a fresh open vibe to the room.  The light gray metallic barn door hardware is very unique and goes well with the white door and wall paint color.

DRIFTWOOD ELEGANCE

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Kate Benjamin Photography LLC

The beautiful driftwood gray color of this door is elegant. Pretty handle too!

TEAL POP

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Lda Architecture & Interiors

I just love the teal color and also simplicity of the design.

CLASSIC BARN DOOR

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Reclaimed Lumber Products

This door just exudes warmth.   Seems so classic.   This is what I would expect to find in a home in the south.

PEEK-A-BOO

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Justin Pauly Architechts

This is such a unique door with tons of detail. So smart how they created a separate area for the light to come in or to look out outside.

GRAY PANTRY

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Robert Paige Cabinetry

Love the gray color!

DOUBLE SLIDING BARN

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Envi Interior Design Studio

Clean, warm, contemporary and I like that it conceals or reveals a bar area.  Always a big fan of the smaller doors.

DOUBLE MASTER BATH

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Jenny Baines Design for Living

Installing barn doors as privacy doors to a master bath is a great way to add some architectural detail to an otherwise blank walk.  What a simple & clean look.

SMART HALLWAY SPACE

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Murphy & Co Distinctive Residential Design

What a great smart way to utilize hallway space for much needed storage. Notice the handle on the end.

ECLECTIC TEXTURE

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Spinnaker Development

Love the texture of these doors and how they compliment the sleekness of the other walls.

SHIP LAP SURPRISE

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dvanced Renovations, Inc.

 It’s so clever how the ship lap matches the wall and I also like where they located the door to disguise the hidden room and/or pantry area.

DOUBLE GLASS

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VanBrouck & Associates, Inc.

I love that the smoked glass lets some light through.

RUSTIC AND MODERN

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Siemaski + Verbridge

Rustic and modern at the same time. Smart way to partition off an office.

FANTASTIC FARMHOUSE

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rtistic Designs for Living

Love the contrast of white and dark features.  What a fantastic farmhouse door.

BIG WHITE

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Fautt Homes

Traditional, timeless and clean. I always love white–it brightens up the space.

GORGEOUS FARMHOUSE

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C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.

What a gorgeous door for a beautiful farmhouse bedroom.  Feels like home.

HIDE THE TV

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Thompson Custom Homes

So comfy and cozy. The use of these beautiful doors easily changes this space from entertainment area to conversation area.

TRANSOM

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Su Casa Designs Interior Design

Nice added traditional feature. Adds a little something “extra” to the area. Love the three little windows along the top!

CHALK BOARD

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DAYORIS Doors / Panels

Multi-functional sliding barn door for this contemporary kid’s bedroom.

CLASSY COTTAGE

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Great Neighborhood Homes

This door contains so much beautiful detail and just so pretty!   Looks like a very classy cottage.

WINDOW TREATMENT

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Louise de Miranda

Unique alternative to window treatments.  Love the detail of door.

HANDLE 2 YOU

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Brennan + Company Architects

Industrial & funky barn door, take a look at the #2 handle! Love it.

DARK CONTEMPORARY

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Tanya Collins Design, Inc.

A very contemporary version of a barn and/or sliding door.  Love the rich color and that it radiates simple elegance.

If you are handy with tools, you can try your own DIY sliding barn door installation. But beware, it is not as easy as it looks and you may not be able to pull it off alone. To make sure the door slides well along the track with no hiccups, we highly recommend hiring a professional.

If the sliding barn door idea pics above have given you some ideas for your own home, we are here to help. For any and all questions on the best materials for the barn door, installation, or how to blend it in with existing décor, do not hesitate to contact us.

Things To Consider Before Installing Sliding Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are a big trend in interior design, owing primarily to the growing popularity of farmhouse-style homes. A sliding barn door is a door that can be installed anywhere in the house and typically consists of a wood or metal door hung on a sliding track. It glides to the side and hangs neatly against the wall, rather than opening and closing like a standard door. People adore them because they can easily change an area while also adding a lot of personality.

Timeless vs. trendy

Although sliding barn doors have been around for a long time, they have recently gained a “trendy” reputation. And, like with any trend, before buying in sliding barn doors, you should carefully analyze your motivation. There is a considerable difference between truly adoring a style and liking it because it is the fashionable thing to do at the time. Ask yourself, “Am I still going to adore these five years from now?” and “Will this house be worth anything when I sell it in a few years?” You’re good to go if you are able to see long-term potential.

Do you have sliding barn doors in your home?

Before doing any home improvement project, you must evaluate your home’s style. Traditional barn doors can complement a farmhouse, coastal, or traditional property. If you put them in a mid-century or modern home, they will seem completely out of place. There are also other styles of sliding barn doors available, each with a unique appearance. A more minimalist home, for example, might benefit from metal French-style sliding barn doors, but a modern home would benefit from a more streamlined metal.

Will you be able to have enough privacy?

This is a crucial aspect to think about when installing DIY barn doors: Privacy and sound. Sliding barn doors, unlike standard doors, do not block off the bulk of sound and noise. Remember that you will hear more sound through a sliding barn door than a standard swing door, because the edge isn’t as tightly sealed. In terms of privacy, you won’t be able to lock a sliding barn door in place, which could be inconvenient if you’re attempting to keep your family or roommates out!

Is the size of your door header proportionate?

Before beginning this DIY barn door project, keep in mind that a proportionate header is essential. A header is a substantial piece of wood that acts as an anchor for your barn door, distributing the weight and increasing stability. It also improves the aesthetic value. A proportionate header is critical for decorative hardware when decorating the opening. I feel that a simple block-finished edge with no additional ornamental trim is the easiest to execute, and it creates a clean, modern-cased opening for the barn door to be the major accent.

Is your hardware in sync?

Coordination of hardware on a barn door is more about function than appearance. Remember, the hardware and door must extend past the opening, so make sure you have enough space and position the hardware, so the door slides past the wall base. The door should be wider than the opening, with the hardware on the outside edge.

Final Thoughts:

Sliding barn doors can undoubtedly give a stylish touch to your property. Remember that if you do decide to install one, preparation is essential. If sliding barn doors aren’t for you, don’t worry!

There are many other methods to obtain a farmhouse vibe, whether you’re renovating a bedroom, living room, or the entire house. Make sure to check our blog for more inspiration!

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