Closet Door Ideas

Closet Door Ideas

When you’re designing or remodeling your home, closet door ideas can go such a long way. But there’s a problem. You’re a homeowner, and homeowners have it tough. Too many choices, not nearly enough time, and nobody to help them sort through it all.

That’s where I come in!

If you’ve already landed on a particular interior aesthetic (first of all, congrats!), then the closets can come in and finish the job. Closets have a special skill: anchoring each room’s look to itself as well as to the rest of the home.

Depending on the area and design motif that you’re working with, you might want to consider a number of different varieties of closet door concepts. Some houses tend to lend themselves toward wood, some seem to almost require glass, and still, others look their best when they use a sustainable source like bamboo.

And the same is completely true for color. A simple coat of white paint might be all it takes to repair a room and seal the deal.

On the other hand, some bedrooms — or offices — really shine with a glossier finish, or a gray look, or perhaps something in the hazel or walnut family. (Personally, I’m a fan of walnut.)

Honestly, though, every home — every room — is its own thing. Each one is different and has its own unique personality, just like you. Not to be sappy, but it’s true!

To make something really and truly yours, you can take any one of the proven concepts below (or try a few) and apply it to your house, condo, or apartment to bring everything to life in your own distinctive, naturally beautiful way.

Popular Types of Closet Doors

Let’s take a look at the many different types and styles of closet doors. They truly have something for everyone, but of course, not every type is for everyone.

With that in mind, here are some of the most commonly found closet door ideas in use today:

  • Wooden Closet Doors
  • Contemporary/Modern Closet Doors
  • Closet Doors with Glass (transparent, opaque, or frosted)
  • Geometric Patterned Doors for Closets
  • Bamboo Closet Doors
  • Double Closet Doors
  • Triptych Wardrobe (Three Closet Doors Side-by-Side)
  • Closet Doors with Built-in Mirrors
  • Bifold Closet Doors
  • French Doors for Closets
  • Accordion Closet Doors
  • Pivot Closets
  • Sliding Pocket Doors
  • Open Concept Wardrobe (with or without doors)
  • Louvered Closet Doors
  • Industrial Chic Concept Closets
  • Barn Door Closets
  • Sliding Closet Doors
  • Chalkboard Painted Closet Doors
  • Closet Doors with Wallpaper
  • Closet Curtains (instead of doors)

As you can see, there’s a ton of closet door options. If you can dream it, then it probably exists!

21 Bedroom Closet Door Ideas to Style Up Your Wardrobe

Check out these closet door ideas and use them to spruce up your bedroom. And don’t forget to let us know which one you choose!

Classic Double Closet Doors

Classic Double Closet Doors

Classic Double Closet Doors

One of the single most popular closet door concepts comes in a simple package. Some designers propose installing geometric wooden molding on these doors in order to bring out a fresh contemporary appearance.

Louvered Closet Doors

Louvered Closet Doors

With their slatted design, louvered closet doors allow for constant airflow. If you want to provide fresh air for your clothes without keeping the doors open all day, a louvered design might be the perfect fit.

Modern Sliding Barn Door

Modern Sliding Barn Door

Modern Sliding Barn Door

Modern Sliding Barn Door

Modern Sliding Barn Door

Modern Sliding Barn Door

Modern Sliding Barn Door

Add sophistication and elegance to your bedroom with some modern farm chic. Wooden or bamboo doors with a gray finish complete this look and elevate any space.

Soft Close Frosted Glass Doors

Soft Close Frosted Glass Doors

Two elements make these closet doors unique. On the one hand, they provide a modern touch with frosted glass, while also making use of the soft-closing system technology, so that every time the doors shut they do so gently and easily.

Sliding Glass Panel Doors

Sliding Glass Panel Doors

Sliding Glass Panel Doors

Classic and modern all at once, these sliding glass panel doors work well in creating a solid anchor point for any room. They can be used on a closet or even as the main doors for a bedroom or office.

Double Closet Doors with Mirror

Double Closet Doors with Mirror

Double Closet Doors with Mirror

Double Closet Doors with Mirror

Double Closet Doors with Mirror

Double Closet Doors with Mirror

Not only are double closet doors a great traditional look, but you can also add mirrors (either plain or with squares) to both sides and create a natural extension of the room. This way, you get storage space and can make sure that you look your best, too!

Custom Geometric Glass Double Doors

Custom Geometric Glass Double Doors

There’s always a way to take classic decor and make it your own. One easy way to do that is to use custom glass in your closet doors; geometric shapes appeal to a wide range of people and often offer the most interesting and unique looks of all.

Inset Wooden Sliding Doors

Inset Wooden Sliding Doors

Few things create such a perfectly clean look as inset sliding doors. The traditional wood with a white finish allows this style to go with just about any interior aesthetic.

Contemporary Wooden Sliding Closet Doors

Contemporary Wooden Sliding Closet Doors

Closet doors don’t have to be complicated. Use a simple wooden sliding model with square cutouts and a straightforward, undecorated finish to complete an unfussy look for a bedroom or other space.

Rectangular Glass Cutout Closet Door Idea

Rectangular Glass Cutout Closet Door Idea

Rectangular Glass Cutout Closet Door Idea

You can keep it simple while also making it your own. Use rectangular or “window” style glass cut-outs to make your room feel more open, while also showing off your amazing wardrobe…

Multifold Closet Doors

Multifold Closet Doors

This is a version of the accordion-style closet doors. The main difference is that these are made out of wood instead of a softer material like fabric or paper, making them a bit sturdier than other varieties.

Modern Sliding Closet Doors Concept

Modern Sliding Closet Doors Concept

A single closet door by itself — with a clean modern white finish — can create a contemporary look for your floor space all on its own. With a metal track and matching silver pull, you can tie the whole thing together easily and simply.

Layered Glass Door Idea

Layered Glass Door Idea

Layered Glass Door Idea

Layered Glass Door Idea

If you want to add a little extra modernity to your bedroom, use varying shades of glass (green works really well in a variety of environments) separated by a non-glass component such as bamboo. Sometimes, one layer or level just isn’t enough!

Elevated Bifold Closet Doors

Elevated Bifold Closet Doors

If you’ve got some nice height in your bedroom or office, use it! Incorporate some elevated (aka, tall) closet doors with a bifold hinge to aid in bringing attention to the sense of space and highlight the room’s features.

Modern Double Glass Sliding Doors

Modern Double Glass Sliding Doors

Here’s a decor that goes with everything… A pair of glass sliding closet doors with a contemporary black frame to accentuate the design.

Bamboo Panel Sliding Doors

Bamboo Panel Sliding Doors

Bamboo Panel Sliding Doors

With longer closets and walls, you may need to cover more space with your doors. If this is the case, then a series of identical doors can serve your purpose very well; as you see with these concepts here, the bamboo has a notched cutout or pull to make it unique while serving a practical hand-held purpose as well.

Flat Panel Reach-In Closets

Flat Panel Reach-In Closets

Ah, walnut. Not the material, the color. There’s just something about this combination of gray and brown tones that classes up any room in seconds. Easy, breezy, beautiful, walnut.

Trendy Open Concept Floor to Ceiling Doors

Trendy Open Concept Floor to Ceiling Doors

To incorporate open concept elements without leaving all your clothes out for the whole world to see, you can use a half-open/half-traditional layout. This way, you get privacy for your belongings and the ability to show off some of your handbags or shoe collection at the same time.

Upscale Mahogany and Glass Combination Concept

Upscale Mahogany and Glass Combination Concept

This is absolutely one of my personal favorites out of the whole list. With wood on one side and glass on the other, you get refined taste combined with a thoroughly modern sensibility.

Glass Triptych Closet Door Idea

Glass Triptych Closet Door Idea

This concept both looks and functions similarly to French or double doors, like those we’ve seen above. Here, the closet doors come in sets of 3 instead of 2, allowing for a totally different look with minimal additional effort.

Opaque Glass Cutout Concept

Opaque Glass Cutout Concept

If you want to utilize glass, but don’t want to leave your closet open to the naked eye, frosted or opaque glass is a fantastic alternative. You can either cover the entire closet door area in it or format the doors with cutouts like in the example here — both look equally great in a variety of spaces.

How to Choose a Closet Door Style

With this wide range of different closet door options, you might be wondering, “How do I choose a closet door style for my home?” You might also ask yourself, “Is there a best closet option out there?”

These are great questions! But don’t worry, because I’m going to walk you through it right now.

Here’s some advice on choosing the perfect closet door for you.

Follow this 3 Step Method and you’ll be right on your way!

STEP 1: Go with your gut.

As with any interior design decision, first and foremost, you need to make sure it matches your style. Don’t worry about what’s in vogue right now, or what’s come and gone out of fashion.

Rule of thumb: If you love it, then you should probably use it. Plain and simple.

STEP 2: Match the style to the space (and vice versa).

In other words, you probably don’t want to go with a closet door concept that doesn’t fit anything else in your home. If your entire home is browns and gray tones, then a pink closet door with gold trim might not…well…blend in like you want it to.

Instead, look for something that complements the rest of your home. Each room can have its own feel, but overall the personality of your interior will come through in every piece, and that includes your closets.

Rule of thumb: Find something you love that harmonizes with the rest of your space.

STEP 3: Keep your budget in mind at all times.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably done your fair share of window shopping. When I do this, my eyes are usually a lot bigger than my wallet or my bank account.

So, when you go shopping for closet doors to make your house a home, keep your budget at top of mind. Focus on looking at only items that fall within your specified range.

If you don’t go in with a maximum you can spend, you may come out having spent a sizable chunk of your interior design budget without exactly meaning to.

Whenever possible, only entertain the ideas that fit your budget. (And here’s a hint: it’s always possible!)

Rule of thumb: Write down your number and stick to it. Don’t let a salesperson talk you into something you simply can’t afford.

With all the great selections available, I know you’ll find something that works perfectly for you. And when you do, please let us know which ones you picked! (And invite us over for the housewarming!)

Find the Perfect Closet Doors for You

We just went through a lot of closet door options. Keep in mind that not all these styles or designs will go in every home. Use the 3 Step Method we outlined above to pick a few choices that work for you, your home, your design motif, and your family’s budget.

Blake Lockwood

I'm Blake Lockwood. I'm a self-proclaimed design snob and this is MY blog. I design fabulous interiors for a living so trust me, what I say is always what goes.

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