(BrandonRugs.com) The light colored, visually elongated field design of the antique Persian #rug fits into this narrow entry hall without fighting the confines. (Imagine how a rounded medallion, or an all-over patterned field, or a dark colored background would all impart a claustrophobic feel and cramped look by comparison.) (BrandonRugs.com)
Wide archway with closets in it. I like this design also between a living/family room and an office/library. When pocket doors or french doors are installed in both walls (on each side of the arch) this creates a lot of separation and privacy. In addition to closets, the inner arched nook can house art niches and/or bookshelves. Domino Magazine photo.