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Arched doors

Over the years, we’ve designed and installed a wide variety of arched doors and it’s safe to say that every single one has added a touch of elegance. Arched doors are ideal for creating architectural interest to homes as they offer a uniquely timeless and sophisticated look – they’ll never go out of fashion!

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Their use is not limited to the exterior of a house either. They look equally as grand when they’re used as an internal door, providing a key focal point that enhances the overall aesthetic of the space.
We’ve put together a blog post to give you our overview of arched doors and why they’re a go-to door if you’re looking to take your home to the next level.

Features and Benefits

Arched doors offer many features and benefits which makes them the perfect choice in so many ways. These include:

  • Elegant Design: The curved top of arched doors provides a graceful, sophisticated look that can complement a variety of architectural styles in any home or even in a commercial office.
  • Architectural Interest: Arched doors break the monotony of straight lines, adding visual interest and a sense of grandeur to any space.
  • Versatility: Available in various styles, materials, and finishes, arched doors are highly versatile making them suitable for both traditional and contemporary homes alike.

Applications in Homes

As previously stated, we’ve added arched doors in a so many different houses and each time they look incredible. As such, they can be used in a variety of apertures throughout the house such as:

  • Entry Doors: Arched entry doors create a truly stunning first impression and can enhance the curb appeal of a home.
  • Interior Doors: Used for room entrances, hallways, and as transitions between living spaces, arched doors add an elegant touch to the interior.
  • Patio Doors: Arched doors leading to patios or gardens provide a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Closet Doors: Adding an arched door to a closet or pantry can make a simple storage space look so much more refined.

Design Variations

As with the aperture in which they can be used, arched doors can be designed and styled to your bespoke requirement. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Single Arched Doors: A single door with an arched top, often used in entryways or as interior passage doors.
  2. Double Arched Doors: Double doors with arched tops, creating a grand entrance suitable for larger openings.
  3. Glass Arched Doors: Incorporating glass panels in the design allows natural light to flood the space while maintaining the elegance of the arch.
  4. Wooden Arched Doors: Traditional wooden doors with intricate carvings, panels, or inlays that highlight the beauty of the material.
  5. Metal Arched Doors: Often used in modern or industrial designs, metal arched doors can feature sleek lines or ornate detailing.
  6. Mixed Material Doors: Combining wood, glass, and metal to create unique and customized designs.

Customization Options

If you’d like to design your own arched door (and we can help you with that as we are able to design, manufacture AND install!) it’s worth taking the time to customize it too. There are many ways you can do that including:

  • Materials: Choose from wood, metal, fiberglass, or composite materials based on the desired look and durability.
  • Finishes: Available in various finishes, including natural wood stains, painted colors, and metallic finishes.
  • Glass Inserts: Options for clear, frosted, stained, or leaded glass to add character and light.
  • Hardware: A range of handles, locks, and hinges in different styles and finishes to complement the door design.
  • Decorative Elements: Additional features like carvings, mouldings, and porthole windows to enhance the door’s aesthetic appeal.


Aesthetic Appeal: Instantly elevates the look of a home, adding elegance and charm.

  • Natural Light: Glass arched doors allow more natural light into the space, creating a brighter and more inviting atmosphere.
  • Enhanced Value: Adds architectural value and can increase the resale value of a home.
  • Versatile Design: Suitable for various architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary.

Examples and Inspiration

As with any type of door, there are hundreds of inspirational images and ideas for arched doors across Instagram and Pinterest to name a few. Here are a couple of our ideas for inspiration when it comes to choosing an arched door:

  • Mediterranean Style: Wooden arched doors with wrought iron detailing and rich, warm finishes, perfect for Mediterranean and Spanish-style homes.
  • Victorian Elegance: Intricately carved wooden arched doors with stained glass inserts, adding a touch of Victorian charm.
  • Modern Minimalism: Sleek, metal arched doors with large glass panels, suitable for contemporary and minimalist interiors.
  • Rustic Charm: Reclaimed wood arched doors with a distressed finish, ideal for farmhouse and rustic settings.
  • French Country: White-painted arched doors with delicate mouldings and glass inserts, offering a classic French country look.

In summary

Arched doors can undoubtedly bring a blend of sophistication and architectural beauty to any home. Whether used as a grand entrance, an interior feature, or a garden gateway, they provide a unique and elegant aesthetic. With various design options and customization possibilities, arched doors can complement a wide range of architectural styles and personal tastes, making them a versatile and timeless choice for homeowners.
Want to know more about adding arched doors in your home? Simply contact the expert team here at Secure House on 0207 859 4207 [email protected].