Archway’s are fantastic structural designs that help to add character and finesse to many different commercial and residential buildings. They have a multitude of uses as not only can they be used to add elegance to a room, they can also be used to provide a neat way of sectioning off rooms that doesn’t close off the space completely. The archway frames the entrance to another room without closing or opening the space too much. This allows one large open plan area to feel like multiple rooms without the need for doors and extra internal walls. An archway isn’t entirely restricted to interior design either as there are many examples of archways being added the exterior of a house to provide a framing to a entrance door or window frames.
Archways are wonderful constructions that can really add some opulence and sophistication to many different types of interior and exterior design. They are often used as a way breaking up a space without closing it down too much, and can come in so many different heights, widths and depths depending on where they are placed within the structure of a house. If you are planning on having an archway built into the interior of your home, there are some simple ways of identifying what kind of archway will look best in any specific room. If the room is small and you want to section a part of its area for another purpose, then make sure you choose a high and wide archway to allow maximum light to penetrate through each space, as if it is too low or narrow, you will make the space look dull and closed. If you are sectioning off a larger room, you can afford to be more extravagant with your choice. If you want to close the room of as much as possible a narrow and low archway will provide the privacy you need. If you are wanting a minimal archway, then wider and higher is always the best choice.Read more
There are other ways to use archways in the home that don’t involve such drastic changes. Many people use archways in a simpler way, by replacing their internal doors with archways. This stops rooms from becoming closed and separate and allows light to bounce into other rooms from different windows making it feel lighter and more inviting. You can even use archways on the exterior of your home as a way of framing a front door or even framing the entrance to your garden.
The possibilities are endless with an archway as all you need is some imagination mixed with functionality. With so many ways to open or close your interior space and even frames the exterior of your home, you are sure to find some inspiration to guide you.