the inspiration files: sliding barn doors

Happy Friday, guys! Thought I would do a little roundup of a trend that I am totally in love with today. There is nowhere in our little pad where I could squeeze one of these in, but one day (maybe if/when we put a second storey on our house?), I would love, love, love to install one of these.

Sliding barn-style doors. Rustic, a bit industrial, and totally a feature in any room. What do you think?

I love the rustic wood style – especially when contrasted with a nice, crisp white room. The juxtoposition of rustic + clean/modern is one of my fave looks.


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This big black one also looks amazing. I think what’s really nice about it are the window panels up top, making it feel not too heavy. Again, see how lovely it looks next to the almost all-white room?


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These painted white doors have a bit more of a country house feeling about them. Kinda Cape Cod-ish, don’t you think?


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As a door to a bathroom ensuite, or a door between say a living space and an office, I think these are totally stellar.

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Here is a happy yellow version one of my fave bloggers – Dana from House*Tweaking – did in her old pad. Isn’t it sweet?

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If you’re DIY’ing one like Dana did, you can check out ‘Barn Door Hardware‘ out of California that have tons in the way of supplies needed to install your door, including rolling rolling door hardware.

What do you guys think? Loving this look as much as I am? Ever thought of DIY’ing one yourself? Would you go painted or for a natural, rustic vibe? Have a great weekend, friends!! 

**Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Barn Door Hardware, but love of this trend is all me!** 

  • Chaney

    Oh my gosh I love barn doors. Thanks for all this beautiful inspiration…I hope we have a place where we can add one one day!

    • gemma

      That makes two of us! :) Happy weekend!


  • Kala M.

    I’m in love with them too. I think I have at least one if not more pinned on Pinterest. Hopefully, the house we buy will have room for one.