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7 barn doors to inspire your modern farmhouse style

Found everywhere from the bathroom to the bedroom

barn door in bedroom
The barn door in this renovated historic home offers a subtle designer touch.
Photo via Design Milk

Love them or hate them, barn doors have serious real estate cachet. According to a Zillow analysis earlier this year, listings with “barn door” in the description sold for 13 percent more and 57 days faster on average than their estimated market values and sell times.

But beyond the apparent financial incentive, barn doors are also a pretty versatile decor solution. They can be a fun alternative to accent walls, an easy bite into the reclaimed wood trend, and a clever way to conceal and reveal various elements of the home. Take a look at these examples—two of which come from tiny houses!

This former horse stable turned stylish guest house sports a zesty barn door that reveals the bedroom.
Photo by Mark Woods via Dezeen
Left: A bathroom barn door in a dreamy Brooklyn brownstone, found on a family farm; Right: A polished, deep blue barn door marks the entrance to a staircase in a modern Australian home
Left: Emily Gilbert via Design Sponge; Right: 
Now you see it, now you don’t: This petite barn door in 84 Lumber’s Shonsie tiny house slides to reveal either the closet or bathroom.
Photo via 84 Lumber
Do you spy...a barn door here? One Philly couple uses an original barn door in their warehouse loft as a “curtain” at night.
Photo by Heidi’s Bridge
The dark wood bathroom barn door in this eco-friendly tiny house goes matchy-matchy with the floors, stairs, and ceilings.
Photo via Greenmoxie