For those who wish they had a brick exposed wall, consider adding brick accents in archways and doorways....I like arched entry for some rooms but not so big and maybe white stone or brick

For those who wish they had a brick exposed wall, consider adding brick accents in archways and doorways....I like arched entry for some rooms but not so big and maybe white stone or brick

LOVE THIS IDEA! I'm going to do that in the kitchen/dinning room entry and dinning room/living room entry!

LOVE THIS IDEA! I'm going to do that in the kitchen/dinning room entry and dinning room/living room entry!

The transformation of the dining room is considerable – with dramatic improvements to the built-in cabinets, new window treatments and an impressive chandelier. Decorative iron sconces with pillar candles accentuate the newly enlarged archway.

The transformation of the dining room is considerable – with dramatic improvements to the built-in cabinets, new window treatments and an impressive chandelier. Decorative iron sconces with pillar candles accentuate the newly enlarged archway.

Create and Archway - If you're ready for a change—and a full-on renovation is out of your budget—a fresh coat of paint or new window treatments can go a long way. For a more dramatic impact, consider adding some architectural interest to the rooms in your home with small upgrades like this one. For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Create an Archway.

Create and Archway - If you're ready for a change—and a full-on renovation is out of your budget—a fresh coat of paint or new window treatments can go a long way. For a more dramatic impact, consider adding some architectural interest to the rooms in your home with small upgrades like this one. For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Create an Archway.

Picturing the shutters teal or some bright color opening up to an equally colorful kitchen... Love the way the archway is transformed but not loving the white!

Picturing the shutters teal or some bright color opening up to an equally colorful kitchen... Love the way the archway is transformed but not loving the white!

Traditional Foyer with archway. Foyer. Beautiful foyer with archways and rustic dark hardwood floors.  Floors are 8"-10" wide antique heart pine plank wood floors, dark stained and scraped.  Ceiling paint color: Benjamin Moore Cloud White CC-40.  Lighting: Most lighting used in this home are antique finds. T.S. Adams Studio. Interiors by Mary McWilliams from Mary Mac & Co.

Traditional Foyer with archway. Foyer. Beautiful foyer with archways and rustic dark hardwood floors. Floors are 8"-10" wide antique heart pine plank wood floors, dark stained and scraped. Ceiling paint color: Benjamin Moore Cloud White CC-40. Lighting: Most lighting used in this home are antique finds. T.S. Adams Studio. Interiors by Mary McWilliams from Mary Mac & Co.

Reclaimed beams and lumber set up in doorways like this and as shelving with vintage industrial mounts can get you some of that old wood richness, without commiting to that full blown barnwood wall.

Reclaimed beams and lumber set up in doorways like this and as shelving with vintage industrial mounts can get you some of that old wood richness, without commiting to that full blown barnwood wall.

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