Have you considered installing sliding glass doors in your contemporary bedroom? You may be surprised by the many ways you can include sliding doors in your bedroom’s design: they can open onto a balcony, replace your ordinary bedroom door or even divide larger, open-plan rooms to create small, private nooks.
We’ve compiled five sliding glass door ideas for your bedroom that we think you’ll love.
1. Let the outside in with a sliding glass wall
Why settle for a simple window when you could replace an entire wall of your bedroom with a glorious sliding door? Imagine waking up in the morning and opening your curtains so that light floods in through the huge glass panel and instantly brightens your environment. Imagine sliding open the entire wall to step out onto a balcony and enjoy the fresh air and the feeling of facing a brand new day. Even when closed, a wall-sized glass sliding door would give you tremendous views of the outside world and create an unparalleled feeling of spaciousness in your room. This idea is the most ambitious on our list, but if you can afford it, it’s definitely worth the investment.
2. Be inspired by stained glass
If you’re not in a position to install a full sliding glass wall but still want a sliding glass door that opens onto a balcony, why not install a stained glass door? A stained glass sliding door that faces the outside world will create beautiful light-patterns in your room when it’s closed (particularly at sunrise or sunset). When opened, it can provide access to a balcony or garden.
3. Combine privacy and spaciousness using frosted glass
Some contemporary, open-plan bedrooms connect seamlessly with bathroom areas. This daring design choice can be very striking, but you may sometimes want to bathe a little more privately. Frosted glass sliding doors may be the ideal solution; they can be closed to create privacy while still letting light in (they’re glass, after all). What’s more, when you slide them back open, they instantly turn the room into an open-plan space again. Of course, you don’t have to restrict yourself to subtly cornering off bathing areas using open-plan doors; they can be set up around any space in an open-plan room that you wish to use in complete privacy sometimes.
4. Open up your bedroom with a large sliding door
Sometimes, you may want your bedroom to feel cosy and self-contained. On other occasions (for example, when you’re showing off your house to friends), you may want it to feel spacious and modern. By replacing your bedroom door with a large sliding glass door, you can create a room that can easily be closed off to feel cosy or opened up to feel spacious! For additional cosiness, you could even install curtains that you can close when the sliding glass door is shut, but which can be pushed open to contribute to the open-plan effect when it’s open.
5. Create a space to work within your room using sliding glass doors
If you work at home, you might benefit from an area that can easily be closed off while you work, but which still feels contemporary and spacious. The interior design site Decoist shows off how closet-style sliding glass doors can be used to create a separate work area that can be opened up to the rest of your room or closed off. If you combine this suggestion with the third idea and use frosted glass sliding doors, you could even keep your work area concealed when it’s not in use.