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Modern barns aren’t just for horses and hay. Nowadays, they’re for rustic weddings, converted lofts, and wine tastings. And barn doors? Well, those charmers can be used throughout your home, no matter if you live out in the country or on the Upper West Side.
With warm wood elements, barn doors can lend a cozy farmhouse feel to any space—and that's hardly where their appeal ends. With wall-mounted sliding mechanisms, they’re also a functional yet stylish way to divide a space, whether it be a dining room and kitchen or a bathroom and bedroom. Barn doors aren’t limited to weathered wood and country-chic vibes, either. With modern materials—like metal and glass—and unique finishes, barn doors can be surprisingly edgy and a welcome addition to any contemporary space.
Below, our favorite takes on the trend.
While an all-natural, straight-off-the-tree piece may be the first thing to comes to mind when considering barn doors, rest assured that's hardly all that's out there. If you're looking for something with a little more oomph, take a gander at this stylish option.
With a bold chevron design, this barn door is wholly modern and ultra-cool. It features authentic reclaimed barn wood and gloss stains in contrasting hues, and, because it’s handcrafted, no two pieces are exactly alike. While it'll make for a stunning focal point in any room, it can also handle regular traffic thanks to durable metal framing and solid steel hardware.
Bonjour, gorgeous! This unique option combines what we love most about both rustic barn doors and chic French doors. I mean can’t you just smell those rolling lavender fields?
It features a steel grid and glass windows, bordered by two wood panels at the top and bottom. Both the steel and wood are available in an array of different finishes and you can choose the exact measurements of the door itself, so you can customize it to perfectly fit your space.
This set of double barn doors is anything but a one-trick pony. It’s just about as sturdy as they come with anti-warping solid cedar wood and tri-layered sealant. It’s so well-built, in fact, that it can be used as an interior or exterior door.
It’s not just durability that this set has to offer, though. We love the classic Americana design with vertical and X-crossed panels. Plus, it’s fully customizable with multiple options for finishes, textures, tracks, and sizes. It’s basically the triple-crown winner of barn doors.
While wood is the traditional material for barn doors, this is a refreshing iteration that uses the medium in an unexpected way. By combining reclaimed barn wood and dark oak wood and setting the planks both diagonally and perpendicularly, the door is stylish and striking.
With stains that fall on the more neutral side, it can complement a wide range of rooms and home design styles. Plus, all the necessary hardware is included for easy installation. Win, win, win.
We’re sure that we don’t have to tell you that a good coat of paint can completely transform a room. Well, the same holds true for painted barn doors.
We love the clean, classic feel of this white paneled barn door as it’s bound to complement any decor while also adding a contemporary, fresh feel. This barn door is more than looks, too. It’s crafted from high-quality MDF, a manufactured wood that can withstand higher heat and humidity than solid wood.
If your college days are long gone, it's time to upgrade from your cheap back-of-the-door mirror. A serious step up (and then some) is this industrial number from Rustica.
Set in the doorway of a bathroom or bedroom, the Ponder can be used to primp and prep, but it can also make any room appear more spacious by reflecting light. You can choose from an array of steel finishes and stains for the solid wood back to have it perfectly reflect (excuse the pun) your personal style.
If you're looking to work a barn door into a modern, minimal living space, consider this glass option from AllModern. Here, warm-toned wood borders a panel of smooth glass which is opaque enough to provide privacy in the doorway of a bathroom or guest room.
Since the door features a trackless design and nylon wheels, it's also far quieter than most. Add a sub-$600 price tag to the mix, and the Continental is a real steal.
Who doesn’t love options when it comes to home decor? With this knotty alder barn door from Krosswood Doors, you can curate just about every aspect of your piece's design.
Fancy Z-set planks or double panels? You’ve got it. Prefer a clover handle over a rounded one? No problem. Want to make that a double (barn doors, that is)? Coming right up. There are also seven stunning stains to choose from, including a gorgeous grey, rich red mahogany, and a chic modern black.
While most barn doors embrace a country vibe, that isn't to say you can't find something edgy and urban. This sleek panel door from Artisan Hardware is as industrial as they come thanks to raw steel sheeting and color variations which are unique to each piece.
Since the door hides a wooden core beneath its steel exterior, it's still lightweight and easy to install on your own. In our book, it's an ideal pick for a contemporary home or a studio or loft in need of some breaking up.
Treat your space to a double dose of country charm with this two-piece overlapping barn door. The wooden panels—which can be stained one of nearly 30 hues (from a rich chocolate to a cool aqua)—are angled into a chevron pattern, which lends them a distinct touch.
Bonus: Despite being double doors, this set is actually a space saver as they operate on the same track by sliding over one another to open and close.
This special piece from White Shanty not only superbly serves its room-dividing purpose with high-quality engineered wood and sturdy American steel, but it can also help you tackle your family’s ever-expanding schedule.
With three interactive panels—there's a corkboard, chalkboard, and whiteboard—you can jot down notes, pin up your favorite photos, and doodle. Who knew that a barn door could pull quadruple duty?
If you're fully embracing farmhouse decor, this barn door fits the bill with knotty alder wood. It's as stable as it looks, too, with 100 percent warp-resistant solid hardwood that can stand up to years of daily use.
Lubann's door comes complete with a track, rollers, handle, and hardware—so you don't have to shop separately for accessories. It's also available in a handful of sizes, so you shouldn't have trouble finding the right fit for your home.
If you don't mind rolling up your sleeves and going the DIY route, SmarStandard's Sliding Barn Door will run you less than $200. The door—which is available in nine different sizes—comes pre-drilled for easy assembly and all you'll need is a screwdriver and hammer.
The vertical panels have farmhouse style down flat, but if you're going for a different feel, you can also get creative and paint the unfinished spruce to match your home's style.