Old Barns Converted into Cozy Homes
When hearing the word barn, most people imagine an agricultural building serving as a storage for hay, farm animals and farm tools. But how about a barn as a family house? If you love rustic design, you might want to consider living in an old barn converted into a cozy home. Spacious spaces and high ceilings give endless options to an indoor design and your imagination. Come to peek with us in each room of a converted old barn to see how lovely and cozy your home could be.
Would it not be awesome if sliding barn doors become your front door? Barns are unique for its open floor plan that allows all the rooms to share a single space. Specifically in the picture below, we can see a living room, dining room and a small kitchen all in one. The original and well-preserved wooden wall finish emphasizes the fact that you are living in a barn now!
The open floor plan can be also smartly divided. This barn has been given more contemporary look by wall finish in warm shade of blue and by adding modern furniture. Exposed beams, wooden staircase and original ceiling leaves the feeling of being in a barn while also letting you feel cozy and homey.
Well-preserved wall interior can be seen in the picture below. Wooden floor, dark wooden cabinets and the dining room set were all chosen to match the original design which works perfectly.
The kitchen in the picture below looks modern and rustic at the same time thanks to the white wall finish and exposed beams on the ceiling. The kitchen cabinets are kept in raw wooden finish and unite the space.
The dining room decor with exposed beams on the ceiling creates the most modern look possible in the interior. The exposed brick finish by the bar catches attention and creates a dramatic transition from modern back to rustic.
When decorating a bathroom in a barn, try to include copper accents that match natural design of the indoor space. An area rug in natural color combined with the wooden surrounding creates a perfect match. Wooden finish in the restroom fits in with the overall impression of the house.
Let's move to bedroom. Exposed brick wall looks gorgeous and very naturally in an interior of an old barn and even better behind the headboard of a bed. For a bedroom it is better to choose a space with lower ceiling for a greater feeling of safety and comfort. The finishing touch can be the right choice of bedding.
Open floor plan allowing a peek downstairs can be also an interesting idea for second story of the barn. In this case, the barn walls do not show the original finish and only supporting exposed beams were preserved. Relaxing armchair by the window could become your favorite spot in the barn.
A small library at the second floor of the barn creates perfectly cozy space for book lovers. Natural light coming from the windows, built-in shelving and a carpet makes the room the place where everyone feels comfortable and can come to relax.
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