Structurally we may no longer rely on the interior arch to support the load of our buildings, but this piece of Roman engineering is a design element that has literally stood the test of time.
You could say the simple arch has undergone a rebirth in modern interiors, where it is being reinvented in every room in the house (or hotel or restaurant). The adaptation of the arch spans from simple doorways to kitchen nooks, bookshelves and even bunk beds!
While it was pretty much impossible to narrow down our selections, we’ve rounded up six of favourite ways to bring the interior arch into your home.
The Room Divider
As a room divider the arch is both decorative and a structurally functional, making it a beautiful way to join rooms to create a more open plan concept. This space shows how the arch works just as well in contemporary settings as it does in more traditional style homes.
Images via Gerogie Shepherd
Image via Sarah Sherman Samuel
It is detailing like this that makes all the difference in your home design. This ordinary bookshelf has been completely elevated with the the soft curves of the arch. It brings a sophisticated style to what could other be a rather plan set of shelves.
Image via Studio McGee
In A Bunk Room
It’s hard to believe that this bunk bed (and lots of the room decor) is mostly a DIY special! Essentially a bunk bed structure was turned into a bunk bed of dreams using plywood and paint. The addition of the curtain lining is the icing on the cake.
Link to the DIY process via Sarah Sherman Samuel
As A Wall Recess
Much like the bookshelf, a wall recess feels that much more considered and seemingly more gentle than a rectangular cut out in the wall.
On ANY Doors and Windows
No words really required here!
At The Office
Nothing says cosy work booth and lots of focus quite like an arched entry to a private booth.