Sliding Barn Doors Aren’t Just for the Barn!

If you thought there was only one use for a sliding barn door, think again. This rustic accent can fit into nearly any interior design style as a unique and interesting feature. From being used as a headboard to separating space within the home, here are some wonderful ideas for bringing sliding barn doors into design:

Here we used sliding barn doors as a twin to king headboard.

This is the bed in a king configuration:

Here there’s a sliding barn door in the background used as a door to the dumbwaiter.

The Houzz photos below are equally inspiring.

We used the concept of the twig 3-form seen below in a sliding barn office door here in Steamboat but framed it out to achieve a less contemporary look.  . It was a perfect way to maintain but get light into the office.

Look how Linea Architects interpreted the sliding barn door in the Historic Telluride District.

This is a contemporary take on the sliding barn door.

These traditional glass doors were made into sliding barn doors.

Here, old doors were transformed into sliding barn doors in a contemporary setting.

Painted sliding barn doors separate these two spaces.

As you can see, there are a myriad of ways to use sliding barn doors in interiors – what would you do with sliding barn doors in your home?

Images: 1-3 Home on the Range; 4-9 via Houzz, as linked above


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mitzi beach
Reply June 7, 2012

Great post Lynne! I love all the contemporary glass concepts for a very functional yet hip look.
Definitely gave me some great ideas...thank you!

    Reply June 7, 2012

    I'm glad you got some good ideas Mitzi! Thanks for following our blog and for your comments!

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