8 ways with sliding doors

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Space is at a premium in many homes as property gets more expensive and we look for ways to kit out smaller bedrooms and living rooms. Sliding doors allow a room to appear more spacious as they won’t extend out when opened and are a sleek and modern update to any space.

For understated chic choose walnut or teak-effect sliding doors. Add a mirrored panel on one of the sliding wardrobe doors to reflect light around the room. Maximise space by positioning fitted sliding doors in the alcove space either side of the chimney breast.

Pale wood sliding doors can act as a simple division between rooms, such as a bedroom and en-suite bathroom. It creates an unfussy spa-like element, with a clear and chic division between spaces.

In a small boxy bedroom a mirrored wardrobe panel will double the size of the space. Add a freestanding wardrobe that has sliding doors so they won’t extend out into the bedroom when opened. Allow plenty of storage space with baskets and extra shelving for folded garments and footwear.

Make a statement in your bedroom by adding coloured glass or high-gloss sliding doors. If you are looking to maximise space in your bedroom then use the area behind the sliding wardrobe doors for more than just hanging clothes. Create divisions for shoes and accessories – add an internal light that reacts to the sliding doors opening.

Bring a teenage girl’s room to life with sliding doors decorated with wall stickers to reflect their favourite interest. Sliding doors are a great way to store teen clutter and hide unsightly bits and bobs.

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