Sliding Barn Doors – Still Trending!

You don't always need to use two sliding barn doors - love this one!Jyland Construction, Wayzata MN – Artisan Tour | Photo: Schneidermans

When it comes to ways to add a design “moment” to the architecture of a space, sliding barn doors have to be one of my current favorites.

They’ve been big for some time now and, from what I keep seeing, will continue to be.  They’re everywhere – homes, design blogs, social media, this year’s recent Artisan Home Tour, and now in furniture design.   We all seem to be more than happy to keep the trend alive.

sliding barn doors are such a great way to make a statement in any room
Pillar Homes, Plymouth MN – Artisan Tour | Photo: Schneiderman’s

In addition to really creating a statement in a room, a large part of their appeal is that they’re just so versatile.  There are seemingly unending ways to design and use them, and they’re not limited to any one room of the house.

From clean and simple to rough and rustic and from the mudroom to the family room, there’s no room or style that doesn’t seem to be able to benefit from the addition of one or two sliding barn doors.

As I mentioned here, we recently did a room shoot at a home built by Swanson Homes.  There were two beautiful rustic doors that led from the foyer into the home office.  They definitely added some wow factor, and of course we couldn’t resist getting some furniture shots with them.

I think our Dakota desk, woven seagrass chair and Barbary rug look right at home, don’t you?

Beautiful rustic sliding barn doors going into this home office

One of the other ways that we’re loving barn doors these days is on furniture.  Specifically the new Pine Hill collection with sliding barn doors.


In this case the doors provide a very functional feature that hides the TV, drawers and shelves in the entertainment unit.  A small sliding barn door just as easily covers secret storage in the door chest.

A really great way to combine practical every day function with a not-so-ordinary statement-making trend.

sliding barn doors are still trending, and what a great way to use them in your space!

This furniture has been a big hit so far in our stores, and you can also see it on our website!

Are you as big of a fan of this trend as we are?

Check out more design trends, decorating ideas, room inspiration and design tips on our How to Decorate page!


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4 Responses to Sliding Barn Doors – Still Trending!

  1. Bryan August 20, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    WOW! Some great ideas here to get the creativity blooming! Thanks for sharing! These ideas will have us all ‘sliding’ into fashion!

    • PK August 22, 2016 at 7:31 am #

      Thanks Bryan!

  2. Natalie August 20, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    I agree, Barn Doors are here to stay for a while. It will be interesting to see the next great Barn Door applications as we move towards 2017!

    • PK August 22, 2016 at 7:25 am #

      I agree Natalie. It seems like just when we think we’ve seen it all, someone comes up with a new spin.


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