51 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 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.

In a small space where every single inch counts, barn doors come in handy. A well installed 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 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.

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Other Barn Door Advantages

Another advantage of 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 barn door would work just fine.

There is also, of course, the aesthetics side of the barn door craze. Some 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.

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.

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.

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.

SMOKEY GLASS

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VanBrouck & Associates, Inc.

I love that the smoked glass lets some light through.

THREE PANEL PANTRY

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Dwellings Design Group Costa Mesa CA

Love the three panel style and the Rustica Hardware.

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!

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.

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.

CONCEALING BARN DOOR

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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.

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! 

COLORFUL 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.

3 WINDOW TRADITIONAL

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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!

CONTEMPORARY TWIST

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KBC Developments

A truly contemporary spin on the barn door.

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.

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.

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.

RUSTIC CHARM

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Rustica Hardware

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

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.

STURDY BARN DOOR

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Ridge Creek Custom Homes

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

DRIFTWOOD ELEGANCE

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Kate Benjamin Photography LLC

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

INDUSTRIAL CHIC

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Emerick Architects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

GRAY PANTRY

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Robert Paige Cabinetry

Love the gray color!

FANTASTIC FARMHOUSE

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Artistic Designs for Living

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

BAR REVEAL

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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.

BIG WHITE

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Fautt Homes

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

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.

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.

ORANGE BARN DOOR

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Keller Architecture

What an exciting punch of color!!

LUXURIOUS BATH

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Alan 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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Adams + Beasley Associates

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

ECLECTIC TEXTURE

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Spinnaker Development

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

RUSTIC BUNK

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Dawn Hearn Interior Design

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

UNIQUE CLOSET

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Castle Construction of Santa Barbara

What a unique way to enclose a closet area.

GORGEOUS FARMHOUSE

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C.H. Newton Builders, Inc.

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

SHIP LAP SURPRISE

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Advanced 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.

RUSTIC AND MODERN

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Siemaski + Verbridge

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

HANDLE 2 YOU

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Brennan + Company Architects

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

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.

FAMILY MESSAGE CENTER

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TN Plus Architects & Building Designers

What a great way to hide a pantry at the same time providing a fun family message center.

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.

PRACTICAL BARN DOOR

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Area Design, LLC

I like that the door is simple & clean.   It is also practical–great mirror!

If you are handy with tools, you can try your own DIY 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 barn door 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.

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7 Comments

  1. Sandra July 12, 2016 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Thank you for this article. I love all of the pictures! I think you were right. A barn door give a rustic feel to the home and it looks so cute. Do you know where I would be able to go and find one? I don’t own a barn so I can’t just grab one off of it. Do places sell them? Thanks in advance!

    • Bryan Sebring July 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      You are very welcome Sandra. Many companies offer pre-made barn doors, you can also build your own or have a professional craftsman build one for you. Good luck!

  2. Siaosi November 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I am obsessed with this new barn wood door look. I would love to get a new barn wood door that opens up to my family room into the game room. I think it would be more trendy then a beautiful wall.

  3. Lucas Winter January 25, 2017 at 3:11 am - Reply

    Your post is really cool and this is great information of barn door.. Each & every picture of your post are great. Please keep sharing such post with us.

  4. Taylor Hicken June 9, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I’ve always thought that Barn Doors were really unique, but I’m not sure we’d be able to use them in our home. My kids tend to be pretty sneaky, so I’d need a door that has locks on it. I’ve actually ben searching for new locks for both our front door and our master bedroom door, but I want more of a unique door handle.

  5. Apartment Interior Designers July 3, 2017 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Nice Post keep updating like this.

  6. John Cena July 14, 2017 at 4:17 am - Reply

    Nice post, keep updating.

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