I love love love barn doors! Nope, I wasn’t born in a barn but I did grow up on a horse farm. In our barn, the huge sliding doors were used to gain easy access to feed and tack rooms. They allowed for a larger opening to bring in equipment without the pain of a swinging door.
These days, you see old reclaimed doors that may have come from an old barn or warehouse. I love nothing more than seeing a modern space, with something old to bring in warmth and interest. The modern versions that are painted or made to look “old” are perfect for adding a bit of color to a space.
Last year I worked on a outdated bungalow and we used a “barn” door in the bathroom. It worked perfectly because there was no room for a swinging door and tucking away the washer and dryer was a must.
Here are a few of my favorite barn door images:
Image: Southern Living
These doors are made from wine oak staves
Image: Madeline Stuart