Love doing DIY projects? Small projects can have the greatest impact. Improve your entire home with these simple closet door ideas!
Thanks to home improvement networks, homes across the world are being updated with these simple closet door ideas.
Some people go all out and remodel the whole house, while others are perfectly fine with changing small cosmetic things here and there.
I don’t know about you, but we don’t have the time (or the budget) to remodel all of our rooms. However, we’ve figured there is one simple change we can make to improve the look of the rooms in our house: a closet door makeover!
We have plain bi-fold doors, and they’re the worst! So on our quest to spruce them up, we’ve found 18 closet door makeovers that made us say “wow”.
Some are easy (just paint tricks) while others require a little more DIY expertise. Either way, you decide to go, you’re sure to improve your entire room with these closet door ideas!
Closet Door Ideas That’ll Add Major WOW Factor
French closet doors, modern closet doors, wood sliding closet doors, small closet doors, and more. We’ve got DIY closet door ideas for all those and much more! Check them out.
Add Sunburst Details
Add wood detailing to bifold doors. Not only do they add an interesting visual element, but they’ll look amazing when painted in any color (even white!).
Really want to take it to another level? Paint them an amazing, bright color like these yellow doors![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://studiodiy.com/sunburst-bifold-closet-door-makeover/” name=”How To Make Sunburst Closet Doors” summary=”Sunburst screen doors in L.A. were my inspiration for this project. Aren’t they fun? This project is easy enough that anyone can do it too!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://studiodiy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Colorful-Nursery-Closet7.jpg”]
If you can’t take looking at your plain, ugly closet doors anymore but don’t have the money to replace them, use paint to make them look a little more interesting.
This two-tone effect is a huge improvement and gives the doors a faux panel effect![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://thesweetestdigs.com/the-diy-files-two-tone-closet-doors/” name=”DIY Faux Trim Effect” summary=”Tutorial on how to paint sliding closet doors for a faux trim effect. Makes those ugly sliding doors looks so much more high end! An easy DIY project.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://thesweetestdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/painted-trim-on-closet-doors-feature.jpg”]
Add Trim Molding
These slab doors were jazzed up with panel molding trim and black handles. They’re lovely and look much more expensive than they actually were.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://metrie.com/thefinishedspace/part-2-the-flip-house-by-amanda-forrest/” name=”The Flip House ” summary=”Follow this house remodel including some creative low-budget ideas you’ll love.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://metrie.com/thefinishedspace/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/906-Moore_living-room_A-SM-800-Amanda.jpg”]
Unconventional is Just as Amazing
Curtains in lieu of doors are a nice touch in a girl’s room. You can keep them simple or frilly and can change them out often. I’m honestly considering this idea for my own closet!
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.drivenbydecor.com/replacing-bi-fold-closet-doors-curtains-closet-makeover/” name=”Replacing Bi-fold Closet Doors with Curtains” summary=”Ready to ditch your ugly bi-fold closet doors? I replaced mine with curtains & LOVE my closet’s new look! I’m sharing our glam closet makeover how-to!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.drivenbydecor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Closet-transformed-from-a-double-door-closet-with-center-partition-to-one-wide-opening-closed-off-with-drapes-love.jpg”]
Add a Little More Flair
See… don’t these ruffled drapes look totally romantic? This easy DIY closet door idea adds even more flair to your closet door makeover project.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.dorseydesigns.com/drapery-panels-for-closet-doors/” name=”Drapery Panels for Closet Doors” summary=”Closet doors can be such a pain to deal with. Change things up and add a little flair by using ruffled curtains.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.dorseydesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0681.jpg”]
Blah to Wow
I don’t know exactly how to describe these closet doors, but they give off a barn door/saloon type vibe that I absolutely love. The black handles and the gate hinges really make them. Gorgeous![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.beneathmyheart.net/2013/09/closet-door-makeover-reveal-dremel-weekends/” name=”Closet Door Makeover Idea” summary=”Transform hollow core doors with beadboard. It’s cheap and easy – and looks amazing.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.beneathmyheart.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2013-09-26-10.40.10_thumb.jpg”]
Barn Door Love
Does anyone not love modern barn doors? Here’s a stunning 4-panel barn door option for a small closet with a single door. Love![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://deeplysouthernhome.com/build-it-contemporary-4-panel-barn-door-for-50/” name=”Contemporary 4-Panel Barn Door for $50″ summary=”How to build a modern barn door for $50. Complete plans and tutorial. A sliding barn door provides the convenience of a pocket door without the expense.” image=”17269″]
Bi-Fold Door Transformation
To be perfectly honest, bi-fold doors drive me crazy. That said, I like this option of separating them and turning them into stunning french closet doors.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://decorbytheseashore.com/how-to-turn-a-bi-fold-door-into-french-doors/” name=”How to Turn a Bi-Fold Door into French Doors” summary=”This easy tutorial shows you exactly how to turn your bi-fold door into French doors. Give your closet a custom look with beautiful French doors!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://decorbytheseashore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Bi-Fold-Door-into-French-Doors-FB.jpg”]
Surprise Closet Door Idea
If you like rustic, this idea is for you. Old shutters look gorgeous as closet doors. They look so rustic! (Site in Italian but Google can translate for you.)[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://creamaricrea.blogspot.com/2013/02/vecchie-persiane.html” name=”Old Shutter DIY Idea” summary=”Go for rustic with this simple DIY idea.” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Tg8MgFqu8fA/URZ4FYyRw4I/AAAAAAAAOpQ/3mVlOUOQSbc/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/old-shutters-2.jpg”]
Arches Make Everything Look Amazing
I’m a huge fan of arched doorways – and doors! Make any closet a little fancier with French doors and even better by adding frosted glass arches.
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.woodshopdiaries.com/diy-interior-french-doors/” name=”DIY Interior French Doors” summary=”You are going to love this DIY closet door idea. Don’t the frosted glass arches make these wood doors look amazing?” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://i1.wp.com/www.woodshopdiaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/IMG_1226.jpg?fit=975%2C674&ssl=1″]
Craftsman Style Doors
This mom converted her sons’ flat bi-fold doors into these beautiful craftsman style closet doors that really stand out. Panels just make any interior door look so much better.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.shadesofblueinteriors.com/diy-craftsman-sty/” name=”DIY Craftsman Style Closet Doors ” summary=”How to make craftsman style 5 panel closet doors using flush hollow core bi-fold doors, using only plywood. Perfect way to upgrade old, cheap doors.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.shadesofblueinteriors.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ClosetDoors7.jpg”]
Encourage Art With Chalkboard Paint
Cover the doors in chalkboard paint to give your child a fun canvas on which to create every day. This is a great idea for kitchen and pantry closet/cabinet doors, too, because you can write a menu, grocery list, etc. on them as needed.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://wispyhouse.blogspot.com/2013/02/diy-chalkboard-closet-doors.html” name=”DIY Chalkboard Closet Doors” summary=”Transform boring, ugly doors into Graffiti fun for your kids! It’s an easy project that will yield dividends in creativity!” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZTnyjbFMR5w/URP4nBcmEMI/AAAAAAAAANI/lQHiNhslOMs/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/Chalkboard+Closet+017.JPG”]
An Ornate Option
A painted ceiling medallion gives these closet doors an ornate, European look that certainly no one would call boring.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.popsugar.com/home/DIY-Closet-Door-Update-37588094″ name=”The Clever DIY Closet Door Makeover” summary=”Do away with boring closet doors! Check out this creative DIY idea you can make for some amazing closet doors.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/FxIFKA9_fJdjEeTHpS9sNFs8Ouc/fit-in/1200×630/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-:fill-!white!-/2015/05/28/834/n/1922794/f28ac5a3_edit_img_facebook_post_image_file_16594918_1432838795.png”]
Bi-fold Barn Doors
These are bi-fold doors that look like barn doors. In a room where it’s impractical to have sliding or out-swinging doors, this is really an attractive option.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.lemonslavenderandlaundry.com/bifold-door-faux-barn-door/” name=”Creating A Barn Door from Bifold Doors” summary=”Love that farmhouse look? Here’s a tutorial on creating a barn door from a bifold door. It’s easy and doesn’t cost much at all!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.lemonslavenderandlaundry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/bifold-doors-to-barn-door-title.jpg”]
Any Fixer Upper fan would love these shiplap doors with modern handles. Shiplap french closet doors look very chic and are a great closet door idea for transforming bi-fold doors into french doors.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.brightgreendoor.com/french-closet-doors/” name=”Bi-fold to Faux Shiplap French Closet Doors” summary=”Today I’m sharing our bi-fold to faux shiplap french closet doors! Go from bleh to chic with this easy DIY project.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.brightgreendoor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/DIY-Shiplap-French-Closet-Doors.jpg”]
Fabric Closet Doors
These fabric covered closet doors can add dimension to a room. See how the texture of the fabric just adds a really neat element of visual interest? Incredible.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://thestripedhouse.com/2015/11/closet-door-makeover-fabric/” name=”CLOSET DOOR MAKEOVER WITH FABRIC – The Striped House” summary=”a great way to makeover closet doors when you don’t want to use paint” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://thestripedhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/The-Striped-House-Fabric-Closet-Doors-thumbnail.jpg”]
Pop of Color
Turn your closet doors into an accent wall! The bold pop of color here is absolutely stunning, and you can re-paint them whenever you’d like to accent your room in a different color.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://monicawantsit.com/easy-accent-wall-treatment-ideas/” name=”Easy Accent Wall Treatment Ideas ” summary=”Color plus wood trim come together to create some gorgeous DIY closet doors.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BeA4wkzxbh0/ViAfvGkEETI/AAAAAAAARBk/2V90T6EwYtQ/s1600/Big-Lots-Bedroom-Makeover-22.jpg”]
Pallet Barn Door
And finally, if you have an old pallet lying around, use the wood to create your own sliding pallet closet door.
And if you love pallets (who doesn’t?), you’ll love these other pallet projects![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://diyeverywhere.com/2016/04/08/turn-old-pallets-into-stunning-doors-with-these-creative-diy-ideas/” name=”DIY Ravishing Sliding Door Project” summary=”It’s always nice to save a little cash when working on home projects. This is the perfect DIY for an affordable and impressive upgrade to any room.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://cdn1-pallet.diyeverywhere.com/static/2016/04/08/aa1b456319dae5a2a50874cba8654e45/np9.jpg”]
I never realized how much of an impact the closet can have on a room. Whether you just want to change the color of the door, of give it a new look entirely, one of these ideas is sure to freshen up the feel of your home.
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