It is a dream for some of us: to discover at the bottom of the newly acquired land an abandoned barn with high ceilings and magnificent beams. This dream turned into reality for others and this barn discovered ended up becoming a beautiful house of character. Discover 10 incredible barn interiors found on Pinterest that make you want to take the key to the fields.
The XXL foyer
All this open space lets fear the worst compared to heating. Unless the barn is only used in the summer months, it cannot be denied that this building must do its utmost on the insulation side. The good news is that you can see the big heat source side and imagine a majestic fireplace or stove. No doubt this object will be the centerpiece of the barn.
Take the door
It is unfortunately complicated to find in France an original sliding barn door but you can buy or even make it yourself. Completely connected with the building, this door gives an additional cachet to the whole and recalls the initial function of the accommodation. As the barn does not need to multiply the doors inside, it is better to favor the beautiful for these closings.
Don't overdo it
If it is indeed a shame not to dwell on the aesthetics of the doors, you can however see light for other parts of the barn. remember that this space conquered you with few ornaments and that it is its rustic aspect which seduces. In other words, do not complicate things because the barn and its volumes are self-sufficient. No need for complicated floors or sophisticated wallpapers, the main thing is already there.
Light on all floors
As we have already mentioned, the ceiling and its height are the real added values of a barn. You still have to be able to admire them! At this level, you can only count on artificial light to impress. Know how to vary the lengths of suspensions to create a special atmosphere and highlight certain details of the frame.
If it has no opening (with the exception of the door), the change of use of the barn in housing implies the creation of several windows and doors. By opening outwards, it reveals its potential for breathtaking panoramas. Surrounded by countryside and nature, it opens up to breathtaking landscapes which it would be a shame to deprive yourself of.
We have already repeated it several times (proof that we think so!) But the frame of the barn is really its strong point. Everything must therefore be done to conserve, restore and magnify it. We can for example repaint its beams to highlight them or play on the lighting to make the most of it.
It is not because you have decided to settle in a barn that you must necessarily adopt the country or rustic style. Fortunately ! Other styles are very suitable for this kind of building such as industrial decor. We can also be inspired by much more modern atmospheres such as the minimalist spirit. Associated with XXL objects, the minimalist style flourishes in a space like the barn, leaving the volumes free to express themselves.
We bet that your barn will become the gathering place for your whole tribe. With its airy space and its peaceful neighborhood, it is the ideal place for large tables and festive evenings. In these conditions, take the lead in arranging your barn to accommodate a maximum of people. In the top three, we vote for an XXL table, an open kitchen and a central island capable of bringing together twenty people (at least!).
If your barn has a sufficient height under ceiling, it is possible to arrange a floor for it. Only advice, keep all the same a room that keeps all the height for the majestic side. The ideal would therefore be to install a mezzanine to join useful and pleasant. To mark the occasion, we opt for a sophisticated staircase. The latter must be considered a strong room in the house, especially if it is in the middle of the barn.
We don't forget the outside of the barn! You can continue to keep the rustic appearance of your barn if you like, but you can also radically change its appearance without betraying its character. Depending on the work and the openings created during the work, it will no doubt be necessary to review its exterior. You might as well take the opportunity to give your barn a facelift and pep's!