Sliding Barn Door Shutters

Sliding barn door shutters have panels that slide horizontally along a track, similar to a barn door.

They’re striking and practical — the perfect window treatment if you’re going for a farmhouse or industrial aesthetic.

These shutters are extra-durable. They’re a breeze to operate while offering excellent light and privacy control.

Sliding shutters on a large window.

Who Uses Sliding Barn Door Shutters?

Barn door shutters are a rare sight in metro Los Angeles. But they have their admirers — homeowners and interior designers who love their rustic appeal and sturdiness. They’re an excellent fit for:

  • Farmhouse and Rustic Homes: They add nostalgia and country charm to interior decor.
  • Modern and Industrial Spaces: They serve as focal points in contemporary interior design. Their contrasting look makes a statement.
  • Cafes and Restaurants: Sliding shutters can create private dining areas or separate sections in a space.
  • Interior Design Projects: Designers appreciate barn door shutters for their aesthetics and flexibility to match any interior style.
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens: Sliding barn door shutters are moisture-resistant, making them a practical choice for these high-traffic areas.
Sliding shutters in a rustic home.

Types of Sliding Barn Door Shutters

Some popular options include:

  1. Single barn door shutters feature a single panel that slides to cover a window.
  2. Double barn door shutters have two panels that meet in the middle when closed. They create a symmetrical and balanced look and are best for larger windows.
  3. Bifold shutters have multiple panels that hinge together and fold accordion-style when opened.
  4. Paneled barn door shutters mimic the appearance of traditional barn doors.
  5. Louvered barn door shutters incorporate horizontal slats on the door panel, providing more flexible light and privacy control.
  6. Bypass shutters have two or more panels that slide past each other on a track. They’re ideal for large windows or doors.
  7. Barn door shutters with glass inserts let natural light filter through while maintaining privacy. Glass options include clear, frosted, or decorative designs.
  8. Custom-designed barn door shutters allow for personalized patterns, cutouts, or branding. You can work with a designer to create a one-of-a-kind shutter aesthetic.
  9. Motorized barn door shutters can be integrated into smart home systems for automation.
A sliding glass door with sliding barn door shutters.

Why Choose Aero Shade?

  • We specialize in window treatments and can deliver the best possible results for your home or office.
  • We've been in business since 1947.
  • We're family-owned and 100% committed to customer satisfaction.
  • Our window treatments for luxury homes have been featured in lifestyle and design magazines.
  • We've installed blinds and shades for USC, UCLA, the Long Beach and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, and several Fortune 500 corporations.
  • Our prices are reasonable. All estimates are free.
  • We're an authorized dealer of the high-quality Hunter Douglas and Lutron brands.
  • Our customer relationship continues after the installation. If you ever have a problem with an Aero Shade window treatment, we'll do our best to fix it.

Why Choose Sliding Barn Door Shutters?

Sliding barn door window shutters offer several advantages over other window treatments, including:

  1. Durability: Barn door shutters will last for years without much maintenance.
  2. Light Control: Leave them open for full sunlight, tilt the louvers to admit some light, or close them completely for privacy.
  3. Insulation: Shutters provide an extra layer of insulation for your windows and are especially effective against heat.
  4. Easy Operation: Sliding shutters slide smoothly along a track, making it effortless to adjust them as needed.
  5. Unique Aesthetic: Sliding shutters are genuinely eye-catching. They demand to be noticed, infusing country charm in a room.
  6. Space-saving: Barn door shutters don’t swing open like standard shutters. They’re suitable for smaller spaces or areas with furniture close to windows.
  7. Privacy and Light Control: Shutters deliver total privacy and near-blackout conditions when closed. You can adjust the panels to achieve different levels of light diffusion and privacy.
  8. Energy Efficiency: When closed, sliding shutters act as an additional insulation layer for windows. They reduce heat transfer and help regulate indoor temperatures.
  9. Versatility: Sliding shutters can complement various interior design styles, from rustic and farmhouse to contemporary and modern.
  10. Room Division: Some people use sliding shutters to divide larger spaces.
  11. Low Maintenance: Occasional cleaning will keep them looking their best.
  12. Historical Charm: Sliding shutters can replicate historical or traditional designs, maintaining the historical authenticity of a property.

Sliding barn door shutters offer a blend of aesthetic appeal and functionality, and a unique design element that can transform a room.

A sliding glass door with sliding shutters.

Customizing Your Barn Door Shutters

  • Size: We’ll carefully measure your windows and size your blinds for a precise fit.
  • Operational Controls: Motorized options can be integrated into smart home systems.
  • Material: Consider distressed wood for a rustic look, vinyl for durability and low maintenance, or composite materials for a balance of style and resilience.
  • Privacy and Light Control: For louvered shades, options include center-tilt rods, hidden tilt rods, or no-tilt rods. Larger louvers allow more light and view when open, while smaller ones provide more privacy when closed.
  • Color: Custom colors can match your existing color palette or create a striking contrast.
  • Finish: Various finishes include matte, glossy, distressed, or weathered.
  • Hardware: Handles, pulls, brackets, and hinges can complete the look of your shutters.
  • Configuration: Bi-fold panels fold in and out on hinges. Single panels slide to one side, while double panels meet in the middle.
  • Mounting Options: An inside mount fits within the window frame for a clean, streamlined look, while an outside mount extends beyond the frame for added coverage.
  • Track System: These include top mounts, bottom mounts, single tracks, double tracks, bypass tracks, and more.
  • Custom Artwork or Branding: For commercial spaces or unique decor, you can incorporate artwork, logos, or branding onto the shutters.

We invite you to our Los Angeles showroom near Beverly Hills to view our demonstration models and discuss what we can do for you. We’re equally passionate about window coverings and customer service, and will make your experience memorable.

Floor-length sliding shutters covering a window.

Installation & Follow-up: What to Expect

  • Our sales staff will make an appointment to install your blinds.
  • Our installers will install your shades to the highest standards and show you how to operate and maintain them.
  • We view our relationship with you as permanent. If ever you experience a problem with your blinds, we’ll do our utmost to repair them.
A man measuring window blinds with a tape measure.