The task of the division of space often arises before many apartment owners during repairs, and many are looking for a photo of the arch design in the hallway. This technique allows you to zone the area, while avoiding the installation of interior doors, preserves the feeling of free space. Arches were used in many styles and cultures, winning the love of architects from ancient times. This design allows you to decorate the space, give it lightness and spaciousness, while ensuring passage to other rooms.
Features of useThe arch from the hallway most often leads to the general purpose premises, these can be:
- Hall or lounge;
It is not advisable to arrange the passage from the hall to the bedroom with an arch, because this room should be isolated by a door. In other cases, the arched passage will allow you to visually expand the space, while not completely combining the two functionally different rooms. This approach is especially relevant for small apartments, studios.
Variety of shapes and styles.
Many people think that the arch is an element of an exceptionally classic interior. However, this is not the case, and by taking a designer approach, you can successfully complement any style with an arch, even ultramodern and bold. The design of the arch in the hallway in the photo shows that this element can have rather unusual forms and appearance.
First of all, lovers of the classic interior will pay attention to the arched passage. A classic arch should have a regular symmetrical shape with straight lateral edges and an upper part representing a sector of a circle, or a rectangle with rounded corners. The exterior design of such a portal is carried out with the help of classical details: stucco moldings, curly moldings, columns or their imitations. Highlight the arch will help design of natural wood noble shades. It is also possible not to use any additional materials for the design of the arch, pasting it with the same wallpaper as on other walls. Such a technique will avoid the external heaviness of the structure, creating a feeling of a simple opening in the wall.
In modern interiors, arches, as a rule, have an unusual shape, far from the classical one: a semi-arch, a trapezoid opening with rounded corners, a petal or drop shape - everything depends on the designer’s imagination and style orientation. It should not be forgotten that the arch will be an element in the design of the two premises of the apartment, which means you need to take care that its shape and appearance are in harmony with both interiors. Framing the arch in modern styles, as a rule, does not apply: it is usually decorated to the color of the walls. But it is quite possible to decorate sections of the design in an original way. For this suitable painting in a different color, mirrors, tile or mosaic, any other decor that supports the style of the apartment. Sometimes actual framing materials that mimic brick or stone, but you need to make sure that this technique does not spoil the type of living space, which is located on the other side of the opening.
It is not always possible to create an arch directly in the wall, most often it is possible only to make an opening, and it is necessary to give it the necessary configuration using other materials. When choosing the appropriate method, it should be borne in mind that the material properties must meet certain requirements:
- Bend and bend in any shape;
- To be durable and strong;
- Combine with the material that will be decorated design.
Cardboard sheets, between which there is a gypsum board, are the most popular material for creating any designs for the interior, due to its accessibility and ease of installation. The drywall arch in the hallway is easy to create even with your own hands, if you study the principles of working with this material. It is suitable for the installation of an arch of any style, as it creates a basic form on which you can arrange various decor: wallpaper, paint, plaster, three-dimensional elements of plaster, plastic, wood. The design of the arch from the drywall in the hallway in the photo is presented with several options.
Such material to create an arch requires certain skills of processing and installation. But for the classical style it is difficult to find a more suitable option than an arch of noble wood, with carvings and embossed details, covered with glossy varnish.
The advantages of wood are in its durability, environmental friendliness and aesthetic appearance as its natural structure, and when coated with paint.
A more modern look to the arch of wood will give the lack of artsy elements and discreet design. An affordable substitute for natural wood can be sheets of laminated chipboard, from which you can also form an arched opening for the hallway.
Another affordable and easy to use material for the manufacture of the arch is plastic. You can purchase a pre-fabricated arch-shaped base, or you can create your own design with the help of sheets that are easy to give the desired configuration.
The only negative plastic arches - they can be subject to mechanical damage that will spoil the appearance of the structure.
You should also consider the materials with which the opening will be decorated: the plastic base may not be compatible with all the options. The arch of plastic is relevant for modern interiors, then it does not require additional design and quite organically combined with the style of the hallway.
Metal profiles are the basis for the installation of plasterboard, plastic arches, as a rule, they are hidden from view. With high-tech style or loft, an arch, outside decorated with metal sheets, would be quite appropriate. It is important to observe the balance of materials so that the design does not look too aggressive and cold. An original solution for the classic interior will be the addition of an arch with wrought iron elements. Such decor is most acceptable for street constructions, but with proper pattern selection and support by other interior details, it will become a real highlight of the hallway.
The arch in the hallway can carry not only a decorative load. With its design, you can solve other problems in the room.
When installing a drywall or plastic arch in its base, you can install spotlights, which will create additional lighting of the passage and decorate the interior of the hallway. More original arches decorated with glass, mirrors or metal can be supplemented with LED tape. It is not able to perform the function of a full-fledged lighting device, but it will give the design lightness and workability.
If it is possible to create a wide arched opening, an interesting solution would be to install side racks of small shelving, or to mount shelves right at the base of the arch. On such surfaces, you can arrange various decorative items, as well as use them to store keys and other small items.
If the arch makes the entrance from the hallway to the kitchen or dining room, in the opening you can mount a mini-bar counter. This is true for a small kitchen, where there is no place for a full rack. And from the entrance hall, such a solution will look cozy and home-style, inviting the newcomer to rest for a cup of tea.
If the size of the arch allows, you can successfully combine all these ideas or apply any others. Options for decorating the arch and giving it practicality can be many - this is a decoration with textiles that adds comfort, if necessary, serve as a partition; creation on the wall with the arch of additional openings and relief elements; use of space above the arch as an additional storage space, if you place there hidden cabinets, mezzanines. It all depends on your imagination, as well as the possibilities of the space that you have.
The arch in the hallway will support any style of the interior, creating a convenient and beautiful alternative to interior doors. It can be made almost invisible by choosing the same materials that are used to decorate the walls. And you can make this design a real highlight of the interior, attracting the eye at the first appearance in the hallway.
In addition to the external beauty, the arch in the hallway also has additional functions, if you mount the backlight or convenient shelves. Choosing the right option is yours.