Barn doors are a big trend in interior decorating. Whether you have your own barn wood or are looking to create some decor in a barn door style, check out these posts from around the blogosphere for inspiration!
This barn door is sleek and simple, without much fussy hardware. Sarah from Pretty Providence made this door completely from scratch, with cedar wood planks and an internal barn door track. It is a beautiful, simple sliding door that separates her dining room from her living room.
If you don’t have the space in your house for a barn door divider, you can still get the look with interior window treatments. Brook from All Things Thrifty used real barn wood and created the traditional Z shape and antique style hardware to make her window treatments look as authentic as possible.
Katie and Eric from Mountain Modern Life had found a set of cabinets that were being thrown out by an apartment complex and decided to turn them into something fantastic. With some 1×3 planks, they created a barnwood style rustic top, and barnwood doors with the traditional Z shape. The hardware is secondhand carriage house hinges that she spray painted black. After a few reinventions of the perfect stain, the cabinets were complete.
Ashley wanted to create a rustic headboard for her son’s bedroom, and she found plans online for a barn door style headboard that she adored. With a little tweaking and some perfect staining she made a fantastic barn door headboard with just the right rustic edge.
Interior barn doors don’t always have to look like barn doors! Karah from The Space Between picked up some gorgeous french doors from a dumpster, added a fresh coat of paint and a sliding track and turned them into modern barn doors. The key here is the visible barn door style sliding hardware, otherwise these doors would just be pretty french doors.
Not all traditional style barn doors need to be rustic, as Kara’s bright green barn door proves! She and her father built a large 6×7 door out of plywood and MDF board with a traditional X barn door design but she didn’t want to go with a traditional stain. Instead, she opted to paint it a bright, modern green, tying in with the rest of the decor in her house.
Justin from Remodelaholic wanted to keep their girls off of the staircase, but without the unsightly plastic baby gates. Using pine boards, he created a sturdy and beautiful baby gate with a traditional barn door X and a rustic grey stain. His plans are incredibly detailed so you can easily build this gat for yourself!
This console is the perfect mix of modern and rustic, with sleek white cabinets and lightly stained pine doors. Jaime from Thats My Letter has detailed plans on her website for building these beautiful cabinets, and you can buy the sliding barn door hardware here.
Shara wanted to hide her messy laundry room and get rid of the traditional door that took up so much extra space in the room. To fix the space, she created a mashup of french doors and barn doors. They have narrow glass panes that she painted with a “frost” spray paint and a natural wood stain.
Barn doors don’t always have to be used as room dividers, they could simply be used as accent pieces or to hide an unsightly cabinet or pantry! Jen from Epbot created a simple plank door and distressed it with a hammer for visual interest. With a dark stain and sliding door hardware, she created a pretty door to conceal her laundry room cabinet.
Bonus: Entertainment center when opened and beautiful bookshelf when closed!