Learn Why Interior Barn Doors Are Popular In Contemporary Home Design
Anyone who keeps up with home design trends knows that interior barn doors are massively popular. These sliding doors add a high-end, high-style statement to any home. The key to this interior design trend’s staying power is one thing: sheer versatility. The number of options available for interior barn doors has only grown in recent years, which means that they can now take any room in a contemporary home to the next level, regardless of decor style. Contact Joseph & Berry to discuss your custom barn doors for home designs from modern to rustic.
Incorporating Barn Doors into Your Home Design
Because they are an eye-catching focal point, interior barn doors work extremely well in large, open spaces. They can be particularly useful for partitioning empty, redundant space such as that between a kitchen and living room, or closing off the rest of the kitchen from a pantry space when entertaining. While the barn door will likely stay open more often than not, it is the perfect feature to suggest spatial separation. These mobile doors add flexibility and versatility to your open spaces rather than closing them down the way a permanent separation would.
Yet these rooms are not the only ones where interior barn doors can be used. A barn door is a great way to dress up a smaller spot, like a bathroom or closet, or to add sophistication and visual interest to the entrance of a home office, media room, or laundry room.
Keep in mind, barn doors have limitations. They do not work well in areas with limited wall space. They also permit more noise transference from room to room than a permanent wall and are not as private, because they do not lock. These factors must all be considered when choosing to add a barn door to your home remodeling project.
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Barn Doors That Match Your Home Design
One factor that has brought interior barn doors real staying power in the home design world is their versatility. They can be made out of many different materials and come in many different colors and finishes. Although wood has been the traditional choice and adds rustic farmhouse charm to any home, more contemporary stylings are growing in popularity. One option is to get a barn door built from metal or glass – frosted glass, in particular, creates a contemporary look which allows natural light flow from room-to-room while still maintaining privacy.
Homeowners today also have more options for the style of their sliding barn doors than when this trend first became popular. With the help of a professional installer and the right hardware, virtually any door can be hung. By hanging French doors, castle doors, or church doors you can enjoy all the benefits of these elegant double door styles without sacrificing the enormous amount of floor space they require when installed as traditional swing doors.
The Rest of the Room
When installing any statement piece, it’s important to consider how the rest of your decor will coordinate. Interior barn doors in home design can act as art pieces in and of themselves, particularly when painted with a bold, bright color, or are made of reclaimed or exotic woods. If this is the case, you will want the rest of the room to be fairly neutral and simple. Some homeowners don’t necessarily want the barn door to be the centerpiece of the room, therefore a white or neutral finish or natural wood look will make any room appear larger and allow you to use more color and pattern throughout your decor.
Joseph & Berry design-build team has worked with many homeowners in the Dallas area to create a custom look that seamlessly integrates the home design from one room to the next. We guarantee our work, so you can be confident the results will match your vision. We can discuss with you the many benefits of interior barn doors, a style we see only gaining in popularity for years to come.
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