When it comes to architectural details, an arch never goes out of style in the interior design world. From Moroccan-inspired doorways with carved notches to sweeping arched passageways with smooth, clean edges, an arch goes a long way in elevating a room’s aesthetic impact.
Over the years here at Design*Sponge we’ve seen arches used in dramatic front doors, carved into built-in shelving, and framing quaint little breakfast nooks in sunny kitchens. Some are period elements, used to connect rooms in homes built centuries ago, and others are manmade features meant to add charm and character to an otherwise plain space. We’ve gathered our favorite arches from past interiors to celebrate this beloved architectural darling. —Kelli
Image above: In Kenya, a sweeping arch pairs handsomely with rustic wood ceilings in the rental home of Brooklyn transplants Ashleigh and Andrew.