Raw, natural materials are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homemakers. Making less of a dent on our environmental conscience, as well as creating an elegant, warm feel in the home, it’s no surprise that modern day decorators are opting for the imperfect beauty of reclaimed woods to create stylish sliding barn doors.
From idyllic country cottages to edgy city lofts, natural interiors make a bold design statement and will ensure your property stands out as one at the forefront of interior trends.
What’s more, with the growing number of DIY enthusiasts, opting for a homemade sliding barn door to divide up your interior space has its many benefits from cost savings to space savings, the satisfaction that you made it yourself andknowing that it’s a one off piece.
Creating your own sliding barn door may be easier than you think; there are plenty of suppliers like Barrier Components online with a variety of heavy duty hardware to choose from. In addition to this YouTube has blessed us with numerous online tutorials to ensure we achieve the most professional finish without the need for equipment.
For some inspiration in designing your sliding barn door, there are several online articles to get your creative juices flowing.
Here are some ideas for when thinking about creating yours;
Cast Iron fixtures are a classic combination against the soft, natural tones of wood. The juxtaposition creates a sense of history, as though your door has been plucked straight from an old mill or an original barn.
Don’t restrict the position of your sliding barn door to kitchens and living rooms. Although they do make a stylish divide between downstairs living zones by allowing you to utilize as much space as possible, consider where they could be most useful in your home or where you might have a tight space. Placing them as a divide between a bedroom and an en-suite is a unique way of subtly disguising the fact that your bathroom is hidden behind.
Sliding barn doors don’t have to lead anywhere. Use them in place of wardrobe or cupboard doors to disguise your TV and DVD collection, or as a secret library or study area, concealing your books in a cosy corner of your home, creating a secret retreat.
Sliding barn doors are a versatile, useful and on trend way of dividing living space without blowing the budget. What better way to embark upon a scheme of home improvements than by building your own unique creation from scratch?