Design Solutions to Update Your Sliding Wardrobe Doors

Have you been thinking about giving your sliding wardrobe doors a makeover? Then you’re in the right place. 

Demand for repair services for the furniture is on the rise. Moreover, decorative accessories are becoming the go-to option for updating the home. 

Therefore, you don’t have to replace your wardrobe doors. You can design and makeover your wardrobe to suit your evolving style. 

Why get a makeover for your sliding doors? 

Some of the reasons why you should consider updating your sliding wardrobe doors are:

Aesthetics: The makeover doesn’t just improve the wardrobe, but enhances the feel of the entire room.

Durability: A few minor changes can go a long way in maintaining the longevity of the wardrobe doors.  

Transformative: Your sliding wardrobe doors makeover can give the illusion of more space.

Before you start the makeover, take note of some of these things: 

  • You need to match your internal design vision for the wardrobe doors with the rest of the room decor. 
  • You need to be sure that the additional accessories don’t interfere with the function of the sliding wardrobe doors.
  • The quality of the design should match the quality of the sliding wardrobe doors. Don’t skimp on it. 

Design makeovers for your sliding wardrobe doors

Paint the sliding wardrobe doors

Painting is the ultimate furniture update cost saver. It’s cost-effective and can instantly transform the furniture or the room. 

Best of all, the project is not as cumbersome as replacing the sliding doors. Part of which would require adjusting the sliding wardrobe doors, costing more time and money.

Painting is a minimal project with instant visible change. Your paint choice is determined by these factors:

  • Your room’s colour scheme; 
  • The cost of the material and labour;
  • The material type of sliding doors;  
  • The final finish expected of the furniture;
  • The function of the door after painting. 

None of the paint you choose will work for all the factors listed. You’ll have to decide based on design priority. 

If you’re not sure which type of paint to get that can make your wardrobe doors stand out, here are two suggestions.

Chalk Paint

When done well, chalk paint produces a vintage finish to the sliding doors. As a result, wooden doors are the preferred material to pair with this type of paint. 

However, chalk paint goes well with other materials. 

Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint turns any surface into a writing or drawing board for chalks or chalk markers. It’s a popular paint choice in children’s bedrooms for their sliding wardrobe doors. 

Paint Faux Trim Effect on Sliding Doors

 Your plain doors might function well but don’t enhance the decor. Why not add a faux trim to the sliding doors to make them pop.

The faux trim effect only needs a can of paint and time. The design is painted to the doors not moulded; Resulting in a unique design that gives your sliding doors some personality.   

Faux trim is not permanent. So, you can change the design without messing up the door material. 

Multifunctional Accessories

 There are decorations you can add to the sliding wardrobe doors that work as functional accessories. 

Door Handles

Door handles for the sliding wardrobe are not considered necessary due to the design of the wardrobe doors. 

But the right door handle supports the function of the wardrobe doors. It makes it easier to slide the door from side to side. The door handles is also created in different shapes, sizes and materials depending on preference. 


You can always change the look and design of your sliding wardrobe doors after installing them to blend with your preference. 

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