55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas: NOT Just For Farmhouse Style

I know that barn doors have been around for awhile now, but I STILL believe they are worth all the hype. Since Joanna & Chip put them on the map in home design, they continue to show up in tons of house plans and evolve:  a character of timeless decor.  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 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.  So here are 55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas:  NOT Just For Farmhouse Style.


55 INCREDIBLE BARN DOOR IDEAS:  NOT JUST FOR FARMHOUSE STYLE

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

So what makes barn doors so special?

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.   They can be used in any decor style – (not just for  modern farmhouse style anymore)
  2.   They can be used in tight spaces- (they move side to side vs. in an arc motion with doors on hinges)
  3.   They add architectural design to a plain wall – (you choose the door style, ranging from simplistic to ornate)
  4.   They can be used to hide items you don’t want seen – (tv’s, bookshelf clutter, pantry items, laundry, etc.)
  5.   They can be used as window treatments
  6.   They can be used as a single door, double door, or even quadruple doors
  7.   They can be used with glass to let light in
  8.   They can be used with mirrors to reflect light or use  for full-length viewing
  9.   They can be used with chalkboards to add function and whimsy
  10.  They can even be used outdoors – yep check out #9!!

SECONDLY:  I have 2 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 having doors, and really limited furniture placement.  By adding the 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) to gain more space inside the room, and also to add detail to the tall foyer walls.  It was a no-brainer for us!!

outside bedroom
inside bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source: houzz.com

***TIP***  As you scroll through the different styles, keep a piece of paper handy and write down the numbers to the ones that really grab your attention.  It will help you decide on pattern/color/style when you begin shopping.  Plus, it will help you “picture” where you might to use them in your own house.

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ROOMS & STYLES FOR BARN DOORS 

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 !! 

 


 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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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


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)

 


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

So, which one is your favorite??  Or do you already have one in your house – shoot me a picture, I’d love to see it!!

Want to see more of my house click :  master bathroom remodel, click master bed frame makeover or   nightstands makeover.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!  LOVE & HUGS 🙂

 


*** SHOP BARN DOORS + HARDWARE ***

#1 – x-shaped triple                                                                                  #2 – one x-shaped (5 colors)

Triple X Solid Manufactured Wood Panelled Interior Barn DoorClassic X Solid Panel Wood Slab Interior Barn Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3 – z-bar (assembly required)                                                                     #4 – z-bar 2 (4 colors), option 2

Continental MDF Engineered Wood 1 Panel Interior Barn Door

36" x 84 Sliding Wood Interior Barn Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 – double z-bar                                                                                                              #6 – double z-bar 2

Double Stile and Rail Z Planked 2 Panel Interior Barn Door with Hardware

Natural Core Knotty Pine Solid Wood Panelled Slab Interior Barn Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 – triple paneled                                                                                                     #8 – double paneledoption 2

Shaker Hollow Panelled MDF Interior Barn Door

PVC Millbrooke Paneled Barndoor with Hardware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9 –half-paneled , option 2 (4 colors)                                                                      #10 –  5-panel

Craftsman Solid Wood Panelled Interior Barn Door

Manufactured Wood Rockport Paneled Barn Door without Hardware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11 – herringbone (5 colors), option 2                                                               #12 – geometric, option 2

Herringbone Solid Panel Wood Slab Interior Barn Door

image 0
source: etsy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#13 – chalkboard with x                                                                                     14 – with mirror

X Blackboard MDF Panel Interior Barn Door

Modern Mirror Barn Door, 7'x3'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#15 – 5-panel glass3-panel (3 colors)                                                         #16 – custom glass doors

Manufactured Wood Paneled Barn Door with Hardware

image 0
source: etsy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#17 – one panel glass (2 colors)                                                                   #18 – z bar 2 glass

Continental MDF Engineered Wood 1 Panel Interior Barn DoorContinental Frosted Glass 1 Panel Ironage Laminate Interior Barn Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#19 – white wood plank                                                                                    #20 – reclaimed wood plank

Craftsman Horizontal Panel Door, 7'x3'

Horizontal Panel Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#21 – reclaimed wood plank gray                                                                    #22 – reclaimed wood z-bar

Reclaimed Panel Barn Door, Reclaimed Lumber, 84"x36"

Handmade Barn Door, Multicolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#23 – x-shaped console (4 colors)                                                                       #24 – window shutters

image 0
source: etsy.com

Bluestone TV Stand for TVs up to 60"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#25 – hiding tv (over fireplace)                                                                 #26 – bookcase, option 2, option 3

image 0
source: etsy.com

Wood Farmhouse Barn Door Bookcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#27 – plank console (5 colors)                                                                         #28 – plank entertainment center

Laursen TV Stand for TVs up to 60"Parker House Chesapeake 4-Piece Sliding Door Entertainment Wall in White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


****HARDWARE*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • This is the hardware that I used for both of my barn doors (single – 6.6 ft. and double -10 ft. doors), and I  love them.  The guys who installed the double office doors had to cut down the rails (for custom sizing), but they work great.  The handles are very nice and heavy, and look stunning.  I used brushed nickel/stainless for mine, but the black are beautiful also.

 

  • TIP – make sure to read carefully for sliding door hardware for single or double doors and door sizes (EX:  one 48″w SINGLE door VERSUS two DOUBLE 24″w doors = 48″W).  It gets very confusing, so just triple check yourself!!

 

 

#29 –  handle  black, stainless                                                               #30 –  sliding door hardware 6.6 ft, 10 ft

SMARTSTANDARD Heavy Duty 12" Pull and Flush Barn Door Handle Set, Large Rustic Two-Side Design, for Gates Garages Sheds Furniture, Black Powder Coated Finish, Round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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