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6 Ways To Decorate With Sliding Barn Doors

Are barn doors more versatile than traditional doors?

We think they might be. And one reason why is that barn doors can be used as decorative elements; not only as functional ways to separate areas of the home. Don't think they're just for farmhouse style décor, either; barn doors come in a variety of designs and finishes, from mid-century modern to Craftsman to contemporary. So how can you use barn doors to give your home an instant pick-me-up? We have six ideas for you. 

Mirrored Barn Doors for Bathrooms

Mirrored barn doors are perfect for bathrooms because they’re double duty—providing privacy and a place to check your outfit. Mirrored barn doors also make sense for closets, and can make small spaces seem larger. Talk about a win-win.

Add Barn Doors to Storage Furniture

Mini barn doors are great for kitchen islands, side tables, or sideboards. Our mini hardware was designed for use with cabinets and related furniture. Elegantly conceal internet routers, gaming consoles, DVD collections, and more, while the exposed side can feature your favorite décor items.

Use a Sliding Barn Door for Your Pantry

This is one of our favorite applications for barn doors, because typically having a swinging door in a pantry is an inefficient use of space. It either swings out into the kitchen, which can be cumbersome, or swings into the pantry itself, which can make it hard to get what you need. A sliding barn door saves space while adding a touch of farmhouse-style charm.

Conceal Unsightly Appliances

laundry area with black barn door and black cabinets

Washers and dryers, dishwashers, and other appliances can be real eyesores. Sliding barn doors—whether full-sized or mini—offer a simple way to make these functional pieces disappear when not in use. This means your space will be free of visual clutter, which tends to make us feel calmer and happier. Our barn doors and hardware were used to do this on a recent episode of Property Brothers!

Add a Splash of Color

Who needs an entire accent wall when a barn door can provide a pop of color—with less time and effort? Our Weathered Wood Barn Doors come in an array of vibrant and sophisticated color finishes so you can add interest to your space. You can also order a barn door unfinished and paint it yourself for a fun DIY project.

Express Yourself with a Bold Design

Padauk wood chevron barn door with stainless steel hardware in a bedroom space

Barn doors can function like moving pieces of art—in fact that’s basically how we think of them here at RealCraft. If you really want to make a statement, then a chevron door or reclaimed wood door are both excellent ways to add instant interest and drama to a space with little effort. You don’t have to painstakingly arrange a gallery wall or complicated paint color-blocking. Just add a barn door with texture or an interesting design, and you have an instant centerpiece for any space. Yes, it really is that easy.

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