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Sliding Door Ideas for the Living Room

Your living room is at the heart of your home, for family time, socialising, hosting and entertaining. Sliding doors can be a great addition to your living area, bringing both style and functionality to the space. From sliding door room dividers to double sliding doors for closets, they can provide a sleek and modern look, while also saving space and giving you flexibility. Here, we’ll explore some sliding door ideas for living rooms, as well as some tips for selecting the right size and style for your space.

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Can You Put a Sliding Door in a Living Room?

Yes, sliding doors can be an excellent option for living rooms as they provide privacy and separation between spaces, while giving the flexibility for openness and natural light flow. Sliding doors have the added benefit of making your rooms feel bigger and more spacious as they don’t take up floor space when open.

Sliding doors can be used to close off storage, but they also work well as sliding room dividers. A partition sliding door for a living room can be used to close off a more cosy and intimate space from the dining room or kitchen area, for example.

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There is a wide range of sliding doors to discover, in various materials, configurations and designs, so you can choose the look and functionality that suits your space. Here are some of our favourite sliding door ideas for living rooms.

5 Sliding Door Ideas


  • Barn Doors:Doors Plus - Double Barn Door in Living Room - Light Maple

    Barn doors are a popular option for sliding doors in living rooms as they provide a rustic charm and rich warmth. At Doors Plus, we have a range of different barn door designs to choose from, as well as various finish options for your handles and hardware to complete the look.

  • Pocket Doors:Doors Plus - Sliding Door with Mirror - InsideOutside

    Pocket doors are a great option for living rooms where space is at a premium. These doors slide into the wall when not in use, allowing you to maximize your living room space. You could even go for a double set of pocket doors to infuse your living room with added continental chic.

  • Glass Doors:Doors Plus - Internal French Doors - Cavity Slider

    Glass doors can enhance a sleek and contemporary look in your living room. They allow plenty of natural light to flow through the space, uplifting your living area and making it feel more spacious and airy. With glass doors, you can separate your living spaces without blocking out the light, and enjoy interconnected living even when your doors are closed.


  • Al Fresco Sliding Doors:Doors Plus - External Sliding Doors - Patio

    More and more homeowners are choosing double sliding doors externally, to lead from your living room to a patio or decking area. You can even combine multiple sets of sliding doors to create a full panoramic effect, flooding your living space with natural light and bringing the outside in when it suits you.

  • Zone Living:Doors Plus - Internal Aluminium Slider - Black

    Sliding room dividers are one of our favourite sliding door ideas for living rooms that are large and open plan. These moveable walls give you the flexibility to separate larger spaces into smaller rooms when you need. Glass zone living doors maintain the spacious, open plan feel, while making your living spaces more usable and functional. They are also a contemporary style statement in their own right, with sleek aluminium frames in a choice of finish options.


FAQs About Sliding Doors in Living Rooms


What standard sizes are living room sliding doors?

Living room sliding doors are available in a wide range of standard sizes, or can be custom made to suit your space. The standard heights are 2040, 2120 and 2340 mm, and standard widths are 920, 870, 820, 770, 720, 620 and 520 mm, but not all sizes are available across all ranges.

What style of interior doors are popular now?

Currently, some of the most popular interior door styles are modern and minimalistic. Clean lines, simple designs, and neutral colours are all popular choices for interior doors. However, more traditional styles such as barn doors and French doors show no signs of going out of favour with Australian homeowners!

How much space do you need for a sliding door?

The amount of space you need for a sliding door depends on the style of the door and the size of the opening. For example, a pocket door requires enough space in the wall for the door to slide into when open. Alternatively, sliding doors need enough wall space on either side of the entrance to fully open, as they slide along the wall to give access to the opening. One of the benefits of sliding doors is that they don’t swing into the room and take up floor space.

What is the formula for sliding doors?

There is no specific formula for sliding doors, as the size and design of the door will depend on the size of the opening and your specific needs. However, most sliding doors come with instructions on how to measure and install the door properly. If you are planning a DIY job, learn more about how to get a sliding door back on track, and how to frame a sliding glass door.

What is the most popular interior door style in 2023?

The barn door trend is a prime example of one of the most popular interior styles this year. This type of sliding door offers a wide range of design options, from the classic and rustic to the contemporary and minimalist, as well as a choice of stainless steel or black carbon hardware. Many homeowners are opting for a clean, white finish for their interior doors, and glass remains popular for light flow and a feel of interconnected living.

Do You Need Help with Sliding Door Ideas for Your Living Room?

For more sliding door ideas for living rooms, visit your nearest Doors Plus showroom and explore our full range in person. We have a wide selection of materials and designs on offer in standard sliding door sizes, ready to install in your home, as well as custom made sliding doors to fit your space.

Our friendly team of experts can also give you more information about the cost of sliding doors to help you budget for your living room transformation.

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