Sliding doors are one of my favorite trends in recent years (also often referred to as “barn doors”). These doors are great because of their style, versatility, and space-saving ability. They can close off a small area, such as a home office or a bathroom, without taking up as much space as a traditional door and with easier installation than a pocket door.
While the barn look is the most popular at the moment, sliding doors come in a variety of styles. They can be modern, glamorous, rustic, vintage ─ you name it. Your creativity really is the limit when it comes to sliding doors. Because of this, they can also be a fun way to bring some character to a space. I particularly love it when people salvage old doors and turn them into sliding doors. It’s such a charming accent!
Installation of sliding doors on a track is a project you can tackle yourself without spending a lot of money. You can even build the door yourself if you’re up for the challenge. Here is a great tutorial from HGTV on how to build and install a sliding door.
To give you some inspiration, here are 10 ideas for sliding doors of all different shapes and sizes.
Ideas for Sliding Doors
These incredible barn doors were a clever way to create privacy between the living room and kitchen while also creating a visually appealing accent “wall” behind the sofa.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
The geometric lines are a simple touch that elevate the style of this bathroom door.
Source: Cameron Custom Builders via Decor Pad
Chalkboard paint turned this pantry door into a fun place for family art, notes, or in this case – a helpful (and creative) info chart!
Source: Thistlewood Farms
A pop of turquoise on this charming weathered door was a fun way to bring color and character into the bedroom.
Source: My Design Chic
How stunning are these metallic sliding doors to close off the bathroom? Such a clever idea for a small space.
This incredible slab of wood looks like a piece of art, but is also a sliding door.
Source: Traditional Home
I love this old, vintage door. It brings so much personality to this modern dining room.
Source: Geschke Group Architecture via Home Bunch
This sliding door serves as a full-length mirror and offers some privacy to the space.
Source: House of Turquoise
Walking by, you’d probably have no idea that this wood paneled accent is also a smooth, modern door.
Source: Desire to Inspire
This door captures the character of the “barn” look with an elegant interpretation.
If you are looking to add some privacy to a space, consider opting for a sliding door for that extra “wow” factor.