Hung alone or in pairs, sliding barn doors are ideal in areas where you don’t have a lot of space for a swinging door—or where you want to make a dramatic statement with a sliding barn door design idea. With DIY kits available at many big-box hardware stores, you can turn just about any door, new or reclaimed, into an barn door.
Here’s a collection of beautiful barn door designs in a variety of styles that might inspire you to hang one or two in your own home.
Unique and Modern Barn Doors
Barn doors don’t necessarily have to look rustic or country, as these stunning sliders show. This spectacular sliding barn door helps turn this hallway into a beautiful space.
Imagine stepping through these lovely screened barn doors onto a comfortable and relaxing front porch.
via This Old House
Sophisticated and elegant, this mirrored barn door would be perfect in a refined bedroom.
These sleek black and glass barn doors are quite contemporary.
Rippled glass adds to the drama in these dark and rich industrial-style barn doors.
via My House My Home
A slab of live edge wood makes a striking sliding barn door.
via Traditional Home
Barn doors or versions of sliding doors are a great way to solve design problems. This homeowner made a narrow hallway look wider by adding vintage sliding shutters.
Reclaimed Barn Doors
Pair a vintage door with sliding door hardware to add some character and style to your space.
After finding these antique doors at an auction, Anita Joyce repurposed them as an eye-catching entrance to her study.
These vintage doors got a new life as sliding barn doors, French country style.
via Design the Life You Want to Live
These reclaimed French doors now have a stylish, natural look as barn doors.
via Sabon Home
Colorful Barn Doors
If you want to add a pop of color to a room, a barn door can be the ideal spot.
This stylish barn door, painted in a color wash, adds a rich, warm element to this bedroom.
With this beautiful large barn door enclosing your laundry space, you might look forward to doing laundry!
Talk about drama! This black barn door is definitely the focal point of this living room.
via Urrutia Design
Rustic Farmhouse Barn Doors
Rustic-style barn doors probably are the most popular design.
Whitewashed barn doors provide an instant farmhouse look.
via La Mode Design
A pretty modern farmhouse-style barn door can tuck away a pantry and not take up space in a smaller room.
Barn doors are beautiful, available in a variety of styles, and can fit into nearly any décor. Even vintage doors can be repurposed as barn doors for a unique look.
By the way, if you missed it on Tuesday, Cyndy shared the 20 most popular Benjamin Moore paint colors so far for 2016 here.
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I love the variations! Do you have the dimensions or building directions for the large blue laundry doors?
Can sliding barn doors go to the outside (do they have seals like external doors)?