8 Stylish Spots for Sliding Barn Doors in Philadelphia Homes

Holly Perron

Sliding barn doors have made a big comeback in Philadelphia interior design. In fact, barn doors are been one of the biggest home decor trends of this past year. Perhaps barn doors are making a comeback due to their versatility – they can go almost anywhere in your house!

Below are a few of our favorite ways to use sliding barn doors in Philadelphia homes.

Sliding Barn Doors in Master Bathrooms

Philadelphia bathroom barn door

Using a sliding barn door as the doorway between the master bedroom and bathroom is our favorite way to use them. Not only does it make the bathroom feel much more stylish, but it lets you use space in ways that other doors don’t. When you open most bathroom doors, it takes up space in either the bedroom or the bathroom it connects to – sliding barn doors slide directly next to the wall to give you plenty of space.

Sliding Barn Doors as Closet Doors

Philadelphia barn door closet

Just like the bathroom, sliding barn doors give you tons of extra space when used as a closet door. That makes them a wonderful choice for a hall closet or foyer closet. Plus, general use closets are the perfect place for sliding barn doors, since they’re typically out in the open so you can show it off.

Sliding Barn Doors as Room Dividers

Philadelphia room divider barn door slider

Who says barn doors always have to go where doors go? Big sliding barn doors can help separate a room into smaller sections if you want to create a little more private feeling in your Philadelphia home.

Barn Doors as a Modern Door Replacement

Philadelphia modern kitchen barn door

In Philadelphia apartments or townhomes, sliding barn doors are showing up more as these spaces catch up to modern interior design. With a sliding barn door instead of a traditional door separating rooms, your space will feel less confined and segmented. In their own way, barn doors give you the best of both worlds of a house and an apartment.

Sliding Barn Doors as a Window Treatment

Philadelphia barn door shutters on window

We usually just call these kind of barn doors “barn door shutters,” though they don’t have much in common with most plantation shutters. What they do share with interior window shutters are an enduring style, and the ability to block a lot of light to make your home cool and comfy.

Sliding Barn Doors Framing an Entertainment Center

Philadelphia tv shutter barn door

This is one of the more unique uses we’ve seen for barn doors. Barn doors can work as both a frame and cover to a wall-mounted flat screen tv or entertainment center. You can not only create a frame for your TV (just like a letterbox feature), but you can also hide the monitor when it’s not in use to give your space a bit more rustic charm.

Home Office Sliding Barn Doors

Philadelphia home office barn door

Barn doors are a distinct blend of fun design, stylish looks, and practicality, so they’re right at home in a Philadelphia home office. Sunburst even offers sliding barn doors with built-in mirrors, or with whiteboards for writing notes or planning.

Don’t forget, just because that’s where you work doesn’t mean your home office has to be plain.

Barn Doors in Philadelphia Commercial Spaces

Philadelphia commercial barn door

Ok, so this isn’t a home, but we’re mentioning it because barn doors look downright awesome in commercial spaces. Separating parts of an office or restaurant, or as a wall between a waiting room and conference rooms – classic barn doors exemplify the rustic chic trend that’s huge in commercial spaces.

Sample Sliding Barn Doors For Yourself

To see what a sliding barn door could look like in your home, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia. One of our pros will come directly to your home with samples so you can compare from your own home. Just fill out the form below or give us a call at 215-874-4897 to get started!