OPEN SPACES – POPULAR ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS
Open concept spaces are popular for their airy and spacious feel, but they can also pose some design challenges.
How do you create a cohesive and harmonious look that flows from one area to the next?
How do you define different zones for different functions without compromising the openness?
How do you add warmth and personality to a large and potentially impersonal space?
If you are looking for some tips and inspiration on how to decorate an open concept space, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will share with you five ways to make the most of a contemporary open space that brings together the living room, dining room, and kitchen.
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REPEAT COLORS AND PATTERNS
One of the easiest ways to create a sense of unity and continuity in an open concept space is to repeat colors and patterns throughout the different areas. You don’t have to match everything exactly, but you should choose a color palette that works well together and use it in various ways, such as on the walls, furniture, rugs, pillows, and accessories. For example, you can paint your kitchen island a bold color and use the same color on your front door, dining room wall, or living room sofa. You can also use a similar pattern on your rugs, curtains, and cushions to add some visual interest and texture.
USE CONSISTENT FLOORING
Another way to make an open concept space feel more cohesive is to use consistent flooring throughout the entire area. This will help to create a seamless transition from one zone to the next and make the space look larger and more open. You can choose any type of flooring that suits your style and budget, such as hardwood, tile, laminate, or vinyl. If you want to add some contrast and definition, you can use area rugs to delineate different zones and add some warmth and coziness.
CLEARLY DEFINE EACH AREA
Even though you want your open concept space to feel open and connected, you also want to create some distinction between the different areas. This will help to make the space more functional and organized, as well as more aesthetically pleasing. There are many ways to define each area, such as using furniture placement, lighting, rugs, curtains, plants, or shelves. For example, you can use a sofa or a console table to mark the transition from the living room to the dining room or use pendant lights or a chandelier to highlight the dining table or the kitchen island.
CREATE AN INTENTIONAL FLOOR PLAN
One of the biggest challenges of decorating an open concept space is creating a balanced and harmonious floor plan that works for your lifestyle and needs. You want to make sure that you have enough space to move around comfortably, as well as enough seating and storage options for your family and guests. You also want to avoid creating a cluttered or empty look that can make the space feel cold or uninviting. To create an intentional floor plan, you should first measure your space and sketch out a rough layout of where you want to place your furniture and accessories. You should also consider the focal points, traffic patterns, and sight lines of your space and arrange your furniture accordingly.
EMBRACE TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES
Finally, one of the best ways to make an open concept space feel cozier and more personal is to embrace textiles and accessories. These are the elements that can add some color, texture, pattern, and character to your space and make it feel more like home. You can use textiles and accessories to express your style and personality, as well as to create some contrast and interest in your space. For example, you can use pillows, throws, blankets, and curtains to add some softness and warmth to your space, or use art, plants, books, and candles to add some life and charm to your space.
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