These clever uses of barn doors will have you looking at these rustic accents in a whole new light.
From their humble, rustic origins, barn doors have become a highly sought-after interior feature. Available in a range of styles with exposed mounting hardware, barn doors have a big visual impact on a space and work well in a range of scenarios due to their sliding action. Check out some of our favorite uses of barn doors, proving that this farmhouse feature has a place in the modern home.
1. A Disguise For a Kitchenette
Barn doors are a great way to conceal and reveal functional spaces like a
2. Setting Up Space to Entertain
When a space for entertaining is adjacent to quieter rooms or circulation spaces, it’s a good idea to try and create sound barriers between the rooms. Sliding barn doors are capable of providing some acoustic properties between spaces when they’re closed, but they also allow for larger, expansive spaces with good flow when they’re open—more so than traditional swinging doors.
3. A Camouflaged Wood Barn Door
While most people choose to use barn doors as a major architectural feature and focal point in a room, it’s also possible to minimize them by cladding them with the same material as the rest of the space. Knotted pine, for example, has a distinctive, rustic pattern, which can help hide the edges of the door for a more subtle effect.
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