Modern pantries are enjoying a starring moment in kitchen design, thanks to the addition of unique shelving options, envy-inducing organizing methods, and chic lighting options. Another great pantry design trend bringing style to the table? Sliding barn doors. If you're a farmhouse fan, try one of these charming styles in your own home.
1. A barn door under the stairs
This barn door-covered pantry is ingenious! Christina at The DIY Mommy created this pantry in a small, 1250-square-foot townhouse after she spotted all this storage under the stairs, just waiting to be put to good use.
She gives copious details on just how they created this pantry and turned a relatively useless space into a highlight of the kitchen. So smart!
2. A not-so-rustic barn door
A timeless door style and black hardware make for a very elevated pantry (above), housing everything from snacks and baking supplies to servingware. Use your pantry door as a pop of color in your space — it will look great in everything from a dove gray to a bright red.
3. A chalkboard barn door
This chalkboard barn pantry door looks like something straight out of a Chip and Joanna Gaines home. Sold by Rustica Hardware, the exterior of the door can double as a place to write your to-do or grocery list, or even feature some art from your kiddos.
4. French barn doors with glass
This pantry from Real Simple is double the fun, with not one but two sliding barn doors at its entrance. Featuring large glass windows in the front, they're a pretty incentive to keep the inside of your pantry spick and span.
5. Farmhouse chic barn doors
To really capture that vintage farmhouse charm, look for a door (or pair of doors) at flea markets or vintage stores. The natural wood and patina (like these from Country Living) will immediately add that great lived-in feel to your whole kitchen.
Love the charm this look lends, but don't have a pantry where you can put it to use? Don't worry — a sliding barn door can work in a multitude of other places. Try adding one to the exterior of your washroom, laundry room, or even home office.