So many people think that sliding barn doors only work with the rustic look. That they’re something that would come out of say, a barn. But that simply is not the case! As a company that sells doors and sliding barn door hardware, we’ve seen a ton of combinations! We’re here to show you that sliding barn doors come in many shapes and sizes, in every style that’s out there! No matter what your flavor is, you can incorporate this hot trend into your home with ease.
Spectrum of Style with Sliding Barn Doors
This one is what most people expect from sliding barn doors. The rustic look works very well with an unfinished knotted pine door or reclaimed wood put together. We love the rustic look, and the unfinished doors work perfectly because you can stain them however you like to get the look just right for your home. Pair it with black hardware for the best look.
To get the french country look with your sliding barn doors, opt for a painted finish. Half glass achieves this look very well, as shown below. French country is about simplicity, fresh, clean colors, and natural materials, like wood. Black hardware would also work best with this style of sliding barn door.
Contemporary style is all about pushing the boundaries. Mixing materials and media in your decor is what it’s all about. Because of that, you can get a little bit funkier in your door choice! I love this rough, live edge wood slab that they used in the door below. It is definitely a statement piece. You can opt for chrome or black hardware for a contemporary sliding barn door.
Traditional sliding barn doors can be more simple. A full view french door will work perfectly for a traditional look. You can paint it, stain it, or leave it natural, the choice is up to you! Chrome or black hardware would be appropriate for a traditional sliding barn door.
Modern sliding barn doors need to be sleek. The white five panel door below is a perfect choice, complimented by chrome sliding barn door hardware. You can also go with a glass door with no grids. This is a very clean look, with crisp lines and a minimalistic vibe.
Eclectic style is one of my favorites. You can use unique doors, fun patterns or bright colors (or possibly even a combination of the three!) and create a space that is perfectly you. Eclectic style always seems to brighten my day. For eclectic sliding barn doors, I would recommend painting your doors bright colors, or finding something very unexpected to use in place of a door! Black or chrome hardware can be used to pull off the eclectic look with sliding barn doors.
This style has to be my favorite. It is so reminiscent of centuries past that it just makes me nostalgic for petticoats and powdered wigs. Maybe Italian sculptors. It probably depends on the door. Look for the oldest door possible, with as much architectural detail as you can find. Clean the dirt off, but don’t worry about the rust or freshening up the paint. That’s where the charm lies! Black hardware is probably the best choice for old world sliding barn doors.
What’s your favorite style of sliding barn door? Would you ever put them in your house? Let us know in the comments below!
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