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22 Beautiful Sliding Barn Door Ideas for Your Home

By: Sara Shores

Barn doors have been an interior design trend for a while now, and even now, they’re still going strong. While barn doors are commonly associated with rustic farmhouse rooms, you’ll be happy to know that they come in a variety of styles, including modern, industrial, and more. 

Along with being stylish, they have the added benefit of being practical as well, especially if you don’t have enough space to accommodate a door that swings open. If you’re looking to get a barn door for yourself and don’t know where to start, here are 22 barn door ideas so you can finally get the room of your dreams.

Keep It Simple With a Classic Walnut Barn Door

Most barn doors come with a simple rustic style and a wooden finish and for good reason. These doors work in nearly every room you put them in. You could even add it to a modern-looking room to make it feel a little more home-y and inviting. 

If you’re not trying to reinvent the wheel with your interior designs, sticking with a classic option like this dark walnut barn door is a great choice. 

Add Subtle Elegance With Gray Doors

Being neutral, gray pairs well with nearly everything. It can tone down the contrast between very light and very dark shades, or it can stand out in its own right as a main room color. The same goes for gray barn doors as well. 

These doors come in a classic style, and the cool gray color would match exceptionally well with blue-toned rooms. 

Add a Flush Barn Door for a Clean Look

The majority of wooden barn doors have panels on them in various arrangements, from vertical planks to X-shapes and more. These are great for adding visual texture, but sometimes a clean, smooth look is preferred depending on what room you’re putting it in. 

Flush doors are perfect for this purpose since they’re just solid wood pieces. The wood grain still shows through for a small bit of visual texture, but otherwise, it’s made to fit seamlessly with your existing decor. 

Add Some Natural Light With a Mirror Door

When it comes to adding more natural light to your space, you basically have two door options– a glass door or a mirror door. 

Glass doors allow light to shine through from other parts of the house, while mirror doors reflect the light that’s already inside it. In this case, a mirror door with a white frame like this one is perfect for pairing with a classic-style room. 

Go For Cohesion With a Metal and Glass Door

If you have an industrial room, you might have steel-framed windows in your house. They’re truly a staple of industrial designs. If you’d like to go one step further, you can add industrial-looking metal and glass doors as well. 

With these, you can give your entire home a cohesive look. Plus, the clear glass lets in plenty of natural light, which is perfect for preserving the feel of open floor plans even when the doors are closed.

Upgrade a Standard Door

Six-panel white doors are some of the most iconic doors out there and are found in almost any home you can think of. If you’d like to add a barn door without changing the look too much, thankfully, some barn doors come in the same style. 

That way, you can experience the practical benefits of barn doors while keeping your current style. 

Add a Slight Bit of Color With a Blue Toned Glass Door

Blue is a highly versatile color and can match with nearly every tone, whether warm or cool. One way to take advantage of the versatility of blue without changing your room too drastically is to add in a frosty blue-toned glass door. 

The simple design allows it to fit into most rooms you put it in. Plus, adding a frosted glass barn door will enable you to experience the beauty of glass without compromising privacy.

Emulate the Look of French Doors With French-style Barn Doors

You probably already know that French glass doors are a popular option for home offices and patio entrances alike. Not only do they pair well with almost any style, but they’re also practical since they let in a lot of natural light. 

If you’re looking for a barn door, though, you don’t have to give up on your French door dreams. Doors like these have the same style as French doors, just with a barn door rail at the top instead of door hinges. 

Go For Practicality With a Chalkboard Barn Door

If you have a busy schedule, chances are you have to-do lists or sticky notes everywhere. Even then, it can be challenging to remember everything you need to do for the day or week. One of the best ways to solve this problem is with a chalkboard barn door. You can write everything on it without forgetting since you have to see it before you leave the room. 

If to-do lists don’t strike your fancy, though, you can draw up some elaborate chalk art instead, which can even add to your room’s design. 

Add a Modern Flair With Black and White Barn Doors

If you’re looking for modern barn door designs, you’ll be happy to know that the same contrast you can find in modern furniture is also present in some barn door designs. These doors, for example, are black with striking white accents. 

While the doors would normally look rustic with its traditional barn door style, the modern color palette definitely brings it into the 21st century. It would look right at home in a modern farmhouse-style room especially. 

Add a Splash of Color With a Sapphire Blue Door

While some rooms look excellent with an all-neutral color palette, others are practically begging for a splash of color. Adding a splash of color can add visual interest and make a room feel complete. You might think of adding a painting on the wall or a bright red couch, but you can actually achieve a splash of color with a barn door as well. 

This one comes with a sapphire blue color palette, which looks stunning and elegant no matter what room it’s in. If you don’t already have a room design in mind, though, you could even base it around this barn door and have a sapphire blue color palette throughout. 

Add Contrast With Unfinished Metal Frame Barn Doors

Unfinished barn doors aren’t new. Many of them come in pine and are perfect for adding a rustic look, especially to a lighter-colored room. If you think they look a little plain, though, there are unfinished barn doors out there with black metal frames. 

They add the same rustic charm and texture as standard unfinished doors, with the added benefit of contrast. It would work well in a modern farmhouse room, especially since it combines old and modern elements. 

Add a Diagonal Gray Barn Door for a Subtle Modern Look

Modern rooms tend to incorporate dark colors in some form, whether as an accent for contrast or used throughout. Because of this, you can find plenty of modern barn doors in different dark color palettes. 

In this case, you could add a dark gray door to a room, which is perfect if you’d like a toned-down version of black’s stark contrast. Plus, thanks to being a neutral, it matches with pretty much everything. Add to this the unique diagonal-facing wood planks, and you have an understated modern door perfect for matching with your existing decor. 

Go For a Modern Look With a Chevron Black Barn Door

Chevron patterns have a storied history, dating all the way back to ancient Greece. Along with chevron rugs and wallpaper, you can find chevron barn doors as well. In particular, this chevron door looks incredibly sleek and modern with a slight hint of futurism. 

You can easily pair it with other chevron-themed furniture items or have it stand out on its own. Either way, it’s a unique barn door design that will make your room pop. 

Use a Raised Scrollwork Barn Door for Subtle Elegance

White doors are common in plenty of homes, but what if you want something new? This door embodies that concept perfectly. It’s a relatively standard white door made to match with your current room setup, but it has a raised scrollwork design for added elegance. 

Due to the bright white color, it would work well for cohesion in a lighter-colored room, or you can add it to a dark-colored room for some dramatic contrast.

Use a Multi X Barn Door for a Unique Look

When you imagine a barn, images might come to mind of a red barn with white Xs on it. Old red barns are certainly timeless and iconic, and considering how long they’ve been around, the image is unlikely to go away anytime soon. 

Many modern barnhouse doors incorporate elements of these classic red barns in one way or another, typically the X pattern, and that’s no different with this door. It has multiple Xs as a unique design element in a sleek gray color that would fit well with both rustic and modern styles. 

Go For a Medieval Look With a Castle Barn Door

It would be amazing if we all had an overflowing home decor fund to live in luxurious castles. Unfortunately, this isn’t feasible for the vast majority of us. Thankfully you can recreate some aspects of the castles of old, even if you’re on a budget. 

One way to do this is with this castle-style barn door, which has antique-looking wood and metal elements. If you’re looking to give your home a unique makeover, you might even consider pairing medieval elements with it, such as red tones and exposed stone. 

Add a Paneled Wooden Door for Visual Texture

As previously mentioned, many barn doors feature panels on them in a variety of styles. But did you know there are paneled doors with horizontal and vertical planks? 

This one has an especially unique look with its four sections of alternating direction planks, which are at different depths. While the color palette is rather standard, the unique design can add some extra texture to any interior design. 

Use Bright Red Barn Doors for a Dramatic Flair

Nearly every room can do with a splash of color, but if you’d like to make an extra dramatic statement, what better way to do it than with bright red barn doors? 

These doors would especially pair well in a black, white, and red room. While usually that color palette looks distinctly modern, red barn doors can easily give it a rustic spin. 

Add in Brown and Blue Doors for a Unique Look

Brown and blue color palettes aren’t necessarily the most common, but they’re certainly an elegant option. Whether it’s mint and chocolate brown or a sapphire tone with dark brown, they evoke elegance in every room they’re in. 

If you don’t have a decor idea for a room yet, you could always style it around gorgeous brown and blue doors like these. For an even more unique space, you could even make it a brown and blue rustic farmhouse room. 

Use a Scrollwork Door for Unique Elegance

If you’re looking to add a unique barn door to your space, this one would definitely do the trick. With its unique scrollwork pattern, it’s perfect for making an elegant and dramatic statement in your home. 

Along with that, it only has transparent and frosted glass, so it would match with nearly any color palette. 

Add Some Cheer With a Sunburst Door

There’s a lot of ways to add a little sunshine to your room decor, from sunburst mirrors to literal sunlight with windows. 

One unique way to add some sunshine, though, is with a sunburst door like this one. It would work especially well in lighter-colored rooms, thanks to the light-colored wood construction. Since sunburst doors are very rare, it’s sure to make your home stand out among the rest.

Final Thoughts…

The popularity of barn doors means that there are practically infinite styles they can come in, from a plain walnut door to rarer options like a sunburst door. While many of them look right at home in a farmhouse-style room, the variety of options means that you can even find modern or other choices to meet your stylistic preferences. 

Some doors may even be the inspiration for a brand new interior design of yours. We hope this list gives you some ideas so you can find the barn door that fits your room best.