Commonly seen around windows, doorways, over sinks and stoves, arches are one of the main decorations found in an old World style kitchen. They are often paired with columns, which also adorn windows and doorways, as another decorative architectural element. Both add elements to the luxurious aesthetic of this room.
Large open spaces, such as vaulted ceilings with exposed, unpainted, and rustic beams, are one of the most recognized elements in the Old World style. These are often paired with large windows to allow natural light to fill the room and create a grander space.