The modern “open floor plan” has been a part of interior design building processes for a long time now, and it has been named both the “in” and “out” trend as the years have passed. Since then, the concept has shifted and evolved so that it’s no longer “trendy” but instead, a design decision that could always be made beautiful if done correctly and in the right space. In fact, it could lead to your own custom dream home. The perks of an open concept floor plan are quite simple: it enhances the feel of a living space, helps social interaction, and improves the overall efficiency of usable living space. Read on for a few key tips for designing a stylish open floor plan!
Define Your Space
A great area rug is vital to the open design floor plan in your living room. Honestly, they are the saving grace of the open floor plan. Not only do rugs delineate your conversation spaces and guides foot traffic, but they make the larger open space feel more cozy or grounded. Even layer your rugs in more electric types of designs to signify a gathering spot, dining room, family room, living room, or great room. Rugs work great because they give subtle boundaries without compromising the visual space.
Open Floor Spaces Provide Entertainment
Are you the kind of person that likes to host extravagant dinners? Open floor spaces offer you a simple way to get bodies flowing all throughout your home instead of cramming everyone into one space at one time. Even your home design could influence how your social gatherings occur.
Consider Foot Traffic
Use your furniture to create certain situations within the bigger spaces of your open floor plans to help your area feel navigable. While a big single room can feel a bit directionless, a vast single room that has prominent spots for conversation and comfort, eating and working, and finding and preparing your food is much more comfortable and approachable. And in between these types of situations, make sure that there’s a clear path with enough space for people to pass by each other.
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