Closet doors do more than conceal your wardrobe. With the right touches, they can become a valuable decor piece. Updating your existing closet doors is a small change that can make a big difference. This inspiration guide offers a variety of alternative closet door ideas for different decor choices.
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Bifold doors are made of two small panels that fold into each other as they open. These doors are installed on a track inside the closet frame and are great for rooms where conserving space is the priority.
The simple design makes them a style chameleon, able to blend in and complement virtually any decor theme. Dress up your bifold doors with a fresh coat of neutral paint with muted accents, or choose an unfinished wood set and stain the surface for an aged look.
Bifold doors are an affordable and widely available option for any home.
Sliding doors offer sleek functionality with a modern look. Like bifold doors, these are installed on a track in the closet frame, but the door shifts to the side inside the closet instead of folding open.
Sliding doors are great for smaller rooms where there is less space to accommodate doors that open out and away from the closet. They’re also easy to install, and some options feature floor-to-ceiling mirrors or can be painted and otherwise customized to your liking.
Barn doors have become a popular option in recent years, thanks to their rustic appeal and vintage charm. The barn door hardware mounts the door on a track above the frame and is attached to small wheels for quiet opening and closing.
These doors work best in more spacious rooms and on closets near larger walls with no light switches, vents or outlets nearby.
Many barn doors are available in unfinished wood for you to paint or stain to your liking, and they come in various widths and heights to accommodate multiple rooms.
French doors add a classic touch to any home, and using them as closet doors is a great way to elevate the look of a room.
Many options come pre-hung for easy installation with minimal hardware.
These doors complement traditional decor themes as well as modern Victorian and transitional design themes.
Bookcase doors, also known as hidden doors, are a sophisticated option for medium-size to large rooms. These doors are fitted into the frame and most come with the hardware required for installation.
The built-in shelving offers extra storage and display space, and many are designed to sit flush with the frame for a seamless design.
Hidden doors can enhance a variety of decor styles, including contemporary, modern, farmhouse and eclectic themes.
Installing a curtain over your closet is a simple alternative to installing doors. Since there are countless drapery options available, the customization options are endless.
Go bold with dark colors or distinct patterns, or keep it neutral with shades of white and grey for a design that complements your home.
Curtains are easy to install with a single curtain rod, and they’re also easy to change out with each season or decor update.
Other Door Updates
Instead of replacing your existing closet doors, update the look with a few changes.
- A fresh coat of paint livens up the room and refreshes the space.
- New closet door hardware adds a simple touch that can make a big difference
- Many doors also come in a mirrored finish which can help your room look bigger and more open.
- Frosted glass is an sleek alternative to paint and stained finishes.