I’m pretty sure that every time I visited my grandparents’ home as a kid, I heard “Were you raised in a barn? Close that door!” Despite the fact that I was repeatedly told to stop leaving the front door open, I find it quite interesting that these sliding barn doors have become a huge design trend for interior designers. Part function, part fashion, these doors can add a rustic touch to any space. Whether you love the look or simply like to feel like you were raised in a barn, you can’t go wrong with these statement making barn doors.
One of the coolest aspects to these barn doors is the fact that they slide on a track, making it super simple to open and close. I’ve seen some great applications in open loft spaces, where one or two people share close quarters so a sliding door provides the perfect amount of privacy without getting too closed off from the adjacent rooms. I’m really loving this look for bathroom doors and as pantry doors in the kitchen since it’s such a fun look that adds character to a room.
If you’re thinking that this rustic style is too pastoral for your taste, going modern industrial is a viable option. Depending on the space, I could see these looking great in a converted warehouse with an industrial feel, maybe for workspaces or that cool loft space that seems like it was meant for television. Going with a steel track and a sleek looking barn door will keep things feeling edgy and less honky tonk.
Finally, another alternative is to paint these sliding barn doors white for a traditional equestrian vibe. I know a ton of horse lovers who would welcome this into their homes in a second! So whether you’re getting into your rustic roots, looking to keep things modern and edgy, or want to go totally traditional, there’s a sliding barn door for you!
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