1. ACCENTUATE ARCHITECTURAL QUIRKS
Instead of hiding the architectural bones of your space, consider letting your door frame highlight the structure itself. In this Antwerp home, 'D' Architectural Concepts embraced the pitched roof, crafting a modern bathroom doorway that frames the architecture.
2. HEIGHTEN A DOOR FRAME
While straight lines are typical of modern door frames, this angular arched passage between a living room and kitchen is perfectly abstract against the home's ornate architectural moulding. The 45 degree angle follows the roof’s sharp slope, while the use of materials eases the flow from an older space into a new addition.
3. PAINT A DOOR AND TRIM
In this eclectic style home in Los Angeles, original pointed arch doorways dot the home, leaving an unmistakable period style impression – but a coat of paint takes the aesthetic down a notch with a fresh feel.
4. USE A POINTED ARCH TO ENHANCE MINIMALIST DECOR
An arched structure can work to enhance a sense of minimalism with a note of classical. In this almost spiritual interior in Milan, architects referenced a now timeless shape – seen anywhere from the centuries-old Duomo di Milano to the slanted Feltrinelli Porta Volta building – proving that even these heightened structures can stay grounded.
5. LINE THE ARCH WITH REFLECTIVE BRASS
With classic arches, symmetry has as much to do with beauty as it does structural integrity. But this amorphous, shiny doorway shows that even arches can be a tad wobbly and wonderful.
6. USE AN ARCH TO CHANGE THE MOOD
An arch is not only a chance for a striking sculptural moment, but an opportunity to hint that the entire vibe of a space is about to change, like the transition into this spa-like bathroom in Melbourne.