Spotlight: Arched Entries

One of my most favorite architectural details in a home is an arched entry. It can be the front door, an interior door, or transitions between spaces, but in just about every place I see them I am charmed.

Good flow is key in a home, and while I do like spaces that are open in concept, I also appreciate little nooks and corners that are created by arched transitions. The curve provides a welcome contrast to the many straight lines present in home construction and there are many: where the floors and ceilings meet the walls, tile, cabinets, and windows, it all adds up to a lot of squares. Introducing a graceful arch will balance all those angles. It can be an additional expense to create the arch during construction but it’s always worth it.

 arched entry green door


 arched black glass doors

via cote de texas

 arched glass doors

shm architects

 arched doorways (2)

kate marker interiors

 steel glass arched doors

ryan street & associates

An arched entry into an adjacent room will maintain flow and also add intrigue to a home. The lack of a door means you’re invited to investigate what’s around the corner.

Choosing smooth drywall to form the arch works well for bungalows, Spanish colonial, or contemporary homes, and it’s one of the details in this sunroom that make it a favorite space. To formalize a space or pay tribute to classic architecture, molding and wainscot will dress up the curve in traditional, colonial, or craftsman homes.

arched dining room entry


 arched transition to kitchen

jessica helgerson design

 arched interior entry

schuyler samperton

 arched entry coastal home

old seagrove homes

georgian home archway to kitchen

new england home mag

 formal hallway arched entry

robert elliot custom homes

 gothic arched transition

hugh jefferson Randolph

 arched transition with wainscot molding

brooke wagner design

 arched entry transition

tiek built homes

What say you? Do you have any arched entries or transitions in your home? Do you love them as much as I do?


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