Sliding Doors: Transition in High Style

Think sliding doors should lead only outside? Think sliding doors should only be made of GLASS? Think again: Sliding doors aren’t only coming in clever shapes, colours and styles, but they are also proving themselves a savvy design icon interior of the home. Have a passageway or two unadorned or in need of a fashionable pick-me-up? Consider the following choices and you’ll be undergoing wow-factor room transitions in no time.

Loadingdock5 Architecture PLLC

Regardless of where you’re headed through sliding doors, it will not hurt to make the experience worthwhile. These tall, cocoa-colored doors not only reflect the color scheme in the room, but also the high-gloss paint permits them to take on a feeling of drama that is enticing.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

Kitchens are chock full of knickknacks, and not all of them need to be on constant display. This sliding door lets you easily hide the half of those shelves that we want not see, while allowing them to be quickly accessible.

Birdseye Design

When in doubt, take the sliding door all the way to the ceiling. In this manner, it almost appears to be part of this wall. Assuming this hallway contributes to a cabinet space, this sliding door functions as a great and quick way to hide a messy wardrobe when guests have been pop over.

Su Casa Designs

This entryway could have just as easily been abandoned as a passage without any type of door, however the inclusion of the sliding barn door adds visual attention you can not conquer.


I had to throw this picture in because it has a later shot (next), and that does not love a great before and after? By picking this contemporary door with a bit of design detail (and installing it at the ceiling), when shutting the door to hide this office, it actually begs the question”Is there actually something behind there? Or is it just an extremely unique wall bit?” Guarantee this happens.



Webber + Studio, Architects

This is a clever use of the space in lots of ways. Not only did the designer stick bunk beds within this little niche for more sleeping space, but he also chose a wood sliding door (which melds good with the natural wood beams) to hide it. A normal door would have had to open into the tight hallway, obstructing the distance (and resulting in many a stubbed toe at the night).

Have an older, classic door in need of a home? Replace your boring accordion cupboard doors onto it! I love how this door grounds the feel of rustic, cottage charm this bedroom adopts.

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I’m all for dining and kitchen places discussing one open space, but occasionally it is wonderful to have the choice to divide the two. This door is an easy solution to concealing preparation activity from the kitchen while entertaining a dinner party in the dining room, while still looking chic as can be left to the side.

Why have only a sliding door once you’re able to match it with a sliding window over? I thought this was such a clever design trick: From mirroring the sliding door over, it lengthens the walls and in effect makes the ceiling look even greater.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Spaces don’t always come equipped with a great spot for a home office, so why not stick it in just a little niche space and hide it using a sliding door?

Ira Frazin Architect

If you truly want your sliding door to get dropped in the d├ęcor if it is available, pick a transparent material. This way, you can shut the door and separate the bedroom from living area, but if it is open, it is as if it a door never even materialized.

Loadingdock5 Architecture PLLC

Have a funky ceiling that will not allow for the normal tracking device? Have no fear: You’re not the first! This mid-door tracking is the perfect solution, and its silver finish actually matches the appearance and texture of the bathroom.

McCoppin Studios

Only one look at such barn sliding doors and I know you’ll be agreeing to replicate it somehow, someway. Painted white at a clean finish, they can capture both the rustic and upgraded chic feel of the living room. When available, they fill the side walls using a textural visual: two fewer spaces to worry about artwork!

Carey Dodson

Encourage the family’s internal artists by using chalkboard sliding doors! They’re fun for the children, a excellent place to jot notes on the fly, and easy to wash. Why not?

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