55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas: NOT Just For Farmhouse Style

If you are looking for sliding barn door ideas (interior and exterior), there is a design for you.  Since Joanna & Chip put barn doors on the map in farmhouse design, they continue to evolve with tons of new styles & uses.  Thanks to the Gaines’, we not only have stylish door options, but functional door options to problematic/awkward/tight spaces (and they are just plain fun!!)  So here are 55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas:  NOT Just For Farmhouse Style.   

If you haven’t jumped on board yet to this barn door craze – beware – this post is filled with tons of inspirational eye candy & products galore.  

Looking to shop barn doors, try 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.

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55 INCREDIBLE BARN DOOR IDEAS: 

NOT JUST FOR FARMHOUSE STYLE

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

So what makes sliding barn doors so special?  They can:

Chip and Joanna Gaines may be miracle workers but they simply can't do everything. So when they opened Magnolia House B&B they recruited semi-retirees Rob and Marianne Ward as potential managers. First, though, they'd have to convince the Wards to move into the adjacent carriage house. And before that could happen, they'd have to undertake a major renovation on the carriage house itself.
source: hgtv.com (fixer upper)
  1.   Be used in any decor style – (not just for  modern farmhouse style anymore)
  2.   Used in tight spaces- (they move side to side vs. in an arc motion with doors on hinges)
  3.   Add architectural design to a plain wall – (you choose the door style, ranging from simplistic to ornate)
  4.   Used to hide items you don’t want seen – (tv’s, bookshelf clutter, pantry items, laundry, etc.)
  5.   Be used as window treatments
  6.   Be used as a single door, double door, or even quadruple doors
  7.   Used with glass to let light in
  8.   Be used with mirrors to reflect light or use  for full-length viewing
  9.   Be used with chalkboards to add function and whimsy
  10.  Even be used outdoors – yep check out #9!!

 

 


SECOND:

I have 2 sliding barn doors in my own house: 1)  a pair that replaced french doors to our office/piano room  (see below), and 2) one in my bedroom to my master bath (see 2nd set below).  And I absolutely LOVE them and highly recommend them!

outside entry
inside room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both of these rooms had awkward areas for opening up the doors into the room.  As a result, this awkward area became useless and really limited furniture placement.  By adding the sliding barn doors, we actually gained usable space, allowing for better flow/better function of both rooms. 

We installed the office doors on the outside wall (entry wall- above) to gain more space inside the room, and also to add detail to the tall foyer walls.  In the bedroom we added one large door (below), and had it slide to an area that we did not use. 

It was a no-brainer for us!  Click Master Bath Remodel:  Hardware Accessories and Home Tour:  Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom to see more of our home.

outside bedroom
inside bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source: houzz.com

***TIP***  As you scroll through the different sliding barn door ideas and styles, keep a piece of paper handy and write down the numbers to the ones that really grab your attention. 

This will help you decide on pattern/color/style, and help you “picture” where you might want to use them in your own house.

If you want to Follow my pinterest board –  click BARN door love for more inspiration and tips.

 

 


55 INCREDIBLE BARN DOOR IDEAS: 

NOT JUST FOR FARMHOUSE STYLE


SLIDING BARN DOOR IDEAS

Painted doors with glass--3 panel or glass only at top if one over two
source: mouldings-toronto.com

ROOMS:

  • Office
  • Living Room – Covers TV, Bookshelves
  • Kitchen – Pantry, Coffee Bars
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry
  • Bedrooms – Closets
  • Dining Rooms
  • Outdoor Kitchens

STYLES:

Knotty Alder Barn Door Styles More
source: glassdoorstampa.com
  • X-Shaped
  • Z-Shaped/Z-Shaped 2
  • Paneled
  • Half-Paneled
  • Herringbone/Chevron/Arrow
  • Geometric/Patterns
  • W/Chalkboard
  • W/Mirrors
  • W/Glass
  • Plank/Shutter/Shiplap
  • On Furniture/TV Covers/Window Treatments

 

So…..let’s get to the GOOD stuff – SLIDING BARN DOOR IDEAS!!

 55 INCREDIBLE BARN DOOR IDEAS: 

NOT JUST FOR FARMHOUSE STYLE


X-SHAPED

#1 – source: thetarnishedjewelblog.com

 

This is a beautiful twist on the traditional barn door. That gold handle really sets this off👍🏼
#2 – source:  private

 

Aqua Blue Pantry Barn Door on Rails
#3 – source: decorpad.com (dina holland interiors)

 

Project Flower Streets Reveal
#4 – source: blackbanddesign.com

 

Geoff Chick :: Architect | Sandhill | 33
#5 – source: geoffchick.com

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


Z-SHAPED/Z-SHAPED 2

I would love a sliding door somewhere in our house--preferably vintage/recycled...maybe for the office?
#6 – source: blog.thenest.com

 

And so it begins. By the time you read this, the scaffolding should be going up and work on converting the loft about to start. Which means that I need to stop dreaming about what it might look like (and, crucially, stop pinning wildly unrealistic and unaffordable images) and start researching for the things we…
#7 – source: madaboutthehouse.com

 

41 SHIPLAP Ideas: NOT Just For Walls (Part 2)
#8 – source: decorpad.com

 

Patio Ideas. Patio Design Ideas. #Patio #Deck #BBQArea
#9 – source: homebunch.com

 

Barn door Laundry. I wonder if this would be easier than doing a pocket door. (Love the door color too!)
#10 – source: purewow.stfi.re

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


PANELED

#11 – source: thetarnishedjewelblog.com

 

DIY Double barn doors - like the concept, the door handles & most of all the idea of the cover over the top rail
#12 – source: thelearnerobserver.com

 

Check out these amazing pantries and butler's pantries for tons of inspiration and great ideas!
# 13 – source: houseofhargrove.com

 

Double Shaker style barn doors painted navy blue.
#14 – source: patinayard.com

 

Sliding barn door vintage 5 panel door with home depot hardware kit
#15 – source: youtube.com

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


HALF-PANELED

#16 – source: studio-mcgee.com

 

HARDWARE ONLY, DOORS NOT INCLUDED / THIS SYSTEM REQUIRES 6 INCHES OF CLEARANCE ABOVE DOOR OPENING / THIS SYSTEM REQUIRES AT LEAST 12 EXTRA INCHES MORE OF TOTAL DOOR WIDTH THAN OPENING SIZE This 4 Door Single Track Bypass© Barn Door Hardware Kit allows each set of doors to stack to the
#17 – source: etsy.com

 

We are thinking about doing a barn door like the one we built in the last house over the pantry in this house, it’s currently just a regular door, what do y’all think? That or a pantry door with the frosty window? I can’t decide! I will share an updated kitchen photo with y’all soon, aside from counters it’s just about finished 😍 #homerenovation #homereno #renovation #thisisus #kitchendecor #kitchendreams #kitchendesign #kitchenremodel #farmersmarket #freshmarket #barndoor #home
#18 – source: instagram.com

 

14 Tips For Incorporating Shiplap Into your Home
#19 – source: homedit.com

 

Barn door in master bathroom renovation
#20 – source: uniquelyyoursomine.com

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


HERRINGBONE/CHEVRON/ARROW

Spotlight: Paneled Doors | Centsational Girl | Bloglovin’
#21 – source: bloglovin.com

 

Herringbone on the wall...where can we use that detail? maybe we use that in the Down Powder Bath for the wood accent wall instead of making the floor complicated. Rustic Barn Doors | Modern Barn Home Ideas
#22 – source: instagram.com

 

DIY Barn Door Using an Interior Door
#23 – source: hometalk.com

 

Master bedroom barn sliding door.
#24 – source: thecreativityexchange.com

 

HIS & HER sliding barn doors - Barn Doors and Custom Furniture
#25 – source: hisandherhome.ca

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


GEOMETRIC/PATTERNS

Dove Studio | House of Turquoise | Bloglovin’
#26 – source: bloglovin.com

 

Just installed favorite black barn door! Yes, again favorite color for all doors! #jamieherzlingerinteriors #jamieshop #barndoor #blackdoor…
#27 – source: instagram.com

 

The barn door is a custom designed door from a local carpenter and painted by the designer in Annie Sloan - custom mix of Duck Egg Blue, Old White, French Linen, and Coco
#28 – source: internalbarndoors.com

 

Lovely Modern Sliding Doors and Best 25 Modern Sliding Doors Ideas On Home Design Sliding Door
#29 – source: centralazdining.com

 

Amazingly Crafty Uses For Your Old Junk...saw this door idea on HGTV...love it, might try to talk J into it instead of a pocket door for the new bathroom.
#30 –  source:  dumpaday.com

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


W/CHALKBOARD

DIY Barndoors with magnetic chalkboard inserts and galvanized pipe pantry shelves!
#31 – source:  private

 

Top Ceiling Mount Black Steel Rustic Modern Sliding Barn door Hardware Wood Closet Door Interior Doo
#32 – source: etsy.com

 

Sliding pantry door with chalkboard face - slimmer door profile PLUS space to display and/or write stuff on the wall. So useful
#33 – source: thekitchn.com

 

How to Measure for a Sliding Barn Door - Grain Designs
#34 – source: graindesigns.com

***over chalkboard below – adorable!!***

Neutral tones & textures, sliding KITCHEN - barnyard door, straw high back stools, light fixtures that are modern yet country, grey wooden floors - all make for a delightful kitchen space
#35 – source: blog.yellowprairieinteriors.com

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


W/MIRRORS

Wall mirror mounted on a Sliding barn track door
#36 – source: interiorbarndoors.org

 

Cerramientos, paredes y puertas industriales de metal con cuarterones de cristal
#37 – source: milideas.net

 

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ASID MN Showcase Home | House of Turquoise
#38 – source: houseofturquoise.com

 

narrow double doors with mirrors give a sophisticated and more modern look
#39 – source: youtube.com

 

Mirrored Barn Doors More
#40 – source: thecreativityexchange.com

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


W/GLASS

Serene and hardworking: Really, what more could you want in a family home? Lilli Lee's is a treasure chest of smart storage and soothing style. Take the tour and grab some tips for your own place.
#41 – source: realsimple.com

 

#42 – source: doornmore.com

 

Iron, Hot Rolled Steel barn rolling doors {Straus Job, glass panel for light and privacy, Attic Bathroom}
#43 – source: luxesource.com

 

Serious question for professionals in residential construction: when laying a wood or laminate floor, is there a rule of thumb about which direction the planks go? In particular, what about laying them perpendicular to a hallway run at a room transition (as seen above). Is that unconventional?
#44 – source: instagram.com

 

#45 – source: private

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.


PLANK/SHUTTER/SHIPLAP STYLE

A stunning plank barn door on rails opens to reveal a small hall laundry room fitted with a stacked white front loading washer and dryer.
#46 – source: decorpad.com

 

41 SHIPLAP Ideas: NOT Just For Walls (Part 2)
#47 – source: thetarnishedjewelblog.com

 

Project San Juan
#48 – source: blackbanddesign.com

 

Marie Flanigan Interiors - Have you Seen us Lately - Architectural Digest Coastal Transformation - Coastal Sitting Room - Contemporary Trundle Bed
#49 – source: marieflanigan.com

 

Kitchen Makeover Ideas From Fixer Upper | HGTV's Fixer Upper With Chip and Joanna Gaines | HGTV
#50 – source: hgtv.com (fixer upper)

To shop barn doors, click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.

 


ON FURNITURE/TV COVERS/WINDOW TREATMENTS

TV behind barn doors recessed over the mantel...love it!
#51 – source: homebunch.com

 

#52 -source: bwncy.com

 

Learn how to build a DIY Sliding Barn Door Loft Bed. Easy-to-follow tutorial by Jen Woodhouse. This bed fits a Full Size mattress.
#53 – source: jenwoodhouse.com

 

***Barn door console
#54 – source: private (ana white)

 

Barn door window shades
#55 – source: private

I hope you found a couple of sliding barn door ideas to inspire you & help make your decision easier.  Or maybe you already have one in your house.  If so, shoot me a picture, I’d love to see it!!

*** If you’re ready to shop barn doors Click 28 Incredible Barn Doors:  Get The Look.***

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! 

LOVE & HUGS 🙂

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    1. i know!! And i think that’s what they make them so interesting and so popular. Each door is so unique and adds such architectural appeal to each home- love them!!

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