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10 Ways To Cover A Doorway Without A Door (That Are Easy And Quick!)

10 Ways To Cover A Doorway Without A Door (That Are Easy And Quick!)

Do you need to cover a doorway that has no door? Don’t worry, there are many different ways to do this! You don’t have to struggle with not having enough privacy in your home. In this blog post, we will discuss the different options that you have and how to choose the best one for your needs. We will also provide instructions on how to install each type of covering. So whether you’re looking for extra coverage or just want a new look for your room, we have the perfect solution for you! Check this article out for more information.

Why Should I Cover My Doorway?

You might be wondering if you should cover your doorway. Covering doorways can help increase the privacy of a room, as well as offer protection from dust and other particles. It can also act as an aesthetic element to your home decor.

Additionally, it can provide thermal insulation and block out sunlight if that is desired. Whatever your reason for wanting to cover up a doorway, there are plenty of options available!

What Are Some Types Of Doorway Coverings (That Aren’t Doors)?

There are lots of different types of doorway coverings that you could choose from. If you don’t want to install doors,  you can opt for something else that is decorative and stylish. Let’s look at several options below.

1. Curtains


Curtains are a popular choice for doorways. They come in many different colors, fabrics, and styles, so you can find something that matches your home decor. These types of draperies also provide much privacy and visibility control depending on the fabric used.

To install curtains, you will need a curtain rod and hooks. You can choose to mount the rod directly above the doorway or on either side depending on your preference. Make sure that you measure the width of the door beforehand so you can get the right sized curtains.

2. Folding Screen

Folding Screen

Folding screens are a great way to add an elegant touch to your home decor and cover your doorway. These screens are usually made of wood, metal, or bamboo and can be used to produce a lovely focal point in any room. Folding screens are adjustable so you can easily move them around if needed, so that is a great bonus.

To install a folding screen, you simply need to buy it and unfold it! Set it up in front of your door and you are good to go!

3. Bamboo Beaded Strings

Bamboo Beaded Strings

Bamboo beaded strings are an interesting and unique way to cover up a doorway. They are made with small bamboo beads that are woven together and can come in different colors to match any home decor. These are great options for those who want a 70s-inspired look in their home, and they also provide some privacy while still allowing some visibility through the beads.

To install these, you will need to attach the strings on either side of the doorway. Make sure that you measure the width before buying so you can get the right amount of string.

4. Shower Curtain

Shower Curtain

Shower curtains can be used to cover up a doorway as well! You can choose from different materials, such as vinyl or machine-washable fabric. These curtains usually come in some fun patterns and colors, so they are perfect for kids’ rooms or any room that needs an extra bit of energy.

To install shower curtains, you will need a shower curtain tension rod and hooks. Measure the doorway’s width, go to a home goods store that sells shower curtains, and then you can hang it up on your entrance!

5. A Sheet of Fabric

A Sheet of Fabric

This is definitely one of the most budget-friendly options to cover a doorway. All you need is a piece of fabric, and you can easily hang it up on top of your doorway with nails or screws.

You can choose between different types and textures of fabric depending on what look you are going for. If you want more privacy in the room, go for thicker fabrics like tapestry or velvet. Tapestry fabric is often used for heavy curtains or bedspreads, upholstering elegant furniture, or even for rugs.

However, if sunlight is an issue, lighter fabrics that are sheer, like linen for example, will help block out some light while still allowing visibility into the room.

What Types of Doors Can I Install in my Doorway?

If you feel like a doorway covering isn’t enough, you can install actual doors in your doorway. There are several types to choose from, so you should be able to find exactly what you need. Below, you will find several great options!

1. Barn Doors

Barn Doors

If you are looking for something more rustic, then barn doors could be an option! These doors are mainly made of wood and come in different styles, often including metal hardware. Barn doors are often sliding doors, so you need to make sure that you have enough space on your wall for the door to slide.

They also can provide full coverage of the door opening, and they are a great way to make the most of small spaces while still providing plenty of privacy.

To install barn doors, you may need to drill into the wall in order to attach the necessary hardware. Make sure that you double-check measurements and have all of your tools ready before attempting this DIY project.

2. Transparent Glass Door

Transparent Glass Door

If you want to maintain the visibility of your doorway yet still provide some privacy, then a transparent glass door could be for you! These doors are typically made from tempered glass and can come in different styles such as folding or swinging.

When installing these types of doors, make sure that all measurements are exact, so that the frame will fit correctly into the doorway. You may need additional hardware, such as screws and handles to fix it into place.

If you are worried about too much light or not enough privacy if you install a transparent glass door, you can also install some roman shades to give you extra control of the light and privacy levels. Roman shades are easy to install as well.

3. Standard Swinging Door

Standard Swinging Door

If you are looking for a more classic look to cover your doorway, then a standard swinging door could be a perfect choice! These doors come in different materials such as wood and metal, so you can customize them to fit with the rest of your home decor, as well as use the correct material if your door is an interior door or exterior door.

For this type of installation, you will need to measure the width of the door frame accurately. You may also need additional hardware such as hinges and screws. This is perfect if you want more control over privacy since these types of doors to provide full coverage when closed.

4. Pocket Door

Pocket Door

A pocket door is a great way to save space and provide much privacy without having to worry about handles or drilling into the wall. These types of doors slide on tracks that are installed in the ceiling and floor, so they don’t take up any extra space when opened.

They can also come in many different materials such as wood and metal.

When installing a pocket door, you will need to ensure that your wall can accommodate a pocket door – which means there needs to be enough wall space for a door to slip into the wall, and there needs to be no electrical outlets, light switches, or plumbing in that section of the wall.

If you decide to go with a pocket door, we highly recommend that you hire a contractor to do the work of installing the door, as it requires extra know-how to make it happen.

5. Hidden Door

Hidden Door

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If you are looking for a more unique way to cover your doorway, then consider a hidden door! These doors look like regular walls or like a bookshelf but are actually hinged panels that can open and close or slide to the side, along the wall. This type of door is perfect if you want the most privacy since it will be completely concealed when closed.

Installing a hidden door requires some extra steps, such as making sure that the framing is strong enough to support the weight of the door, and ensuring that there is enough room between the wall and recesses to install hardware. If done correctly, this type of installation can be quite rewarding!

Be sure to get the help of a professional before attempting a hidden door.


No matter what type of doorway you have, there are plenty of ways for you to cover it, whether or not you want to install a door. From shower curtains to barn doors and even transparent glass doors, there is an option for every style, budget, and purpose. And these are just some of the many options available to cover up your doorway without a door.

With careful consideration and planning, you should be able to find something that suits you. Have fun experimenting with different colors and textures, and enjoy the transformation!

What other ideas do you have for covering a doorway without a door? Let us know in the comments below!


Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Ideas are really nice

Rick @ Adelaide Bifold Doors

Tuesday 7th of December 2021

Completely agree with all these. Personally I feel bi folding doors are the way to go as they are dual purpose being able to turn a space into two seperate rooms are have one large room depending on what you need that day!


Saturday 20th of November 2021

Hi, thank you for the ideas. Please keep the good content coming. Regards, Chris


Monday 12th of July 2021


Lori morton

Thursday 18th of February 2021

I love the bead ideal! Its perfect& cool.