To add interest to a room, add arches. Hallway entrances do not always have to be a drywall square. Here MHI Interiors framed hallways in oak and arched the top for a dramatic effect. The oak was stained with Sherwin Williams medium stain to create a traditional design.
To achieve a contemporary design, arches could be done in a maple wood with a darker stain or in drywall and painted to match room decor.