How to design the perfect open-plan living space!


March 14, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Interior Design



When some hear the term open-plan, they imagine large living spaces. However, in reality, this is not the case, and most often open-plan spaces use a multiple purpose plan to make the most of smaller spaces. If you are looking to create your open-plan living space, here are some important points to consider.

Define each purpose – Most often an open-plan space will include a kitchen, dining room, living room and maybe a study. Since open-plan spaces don’t have walls that define each space use furniture that clearly relates to the task.

Be clever with your furniture – To define your spaces further, invest in a modular sofa that clearly defines the living space. Then invest in a dining table that fills the space allocated for the dining room and section the kitchen using an island bench top.

Use color – Open-plan spaces need to have basic color schemes in white or light neutrals to ensure the space has cohesion and flow. Since open-plan spaces are often small, neutral light shades will also give the illusion of space.

Borders – Borders can be further defined by using furniture like bookshelves, sofas and console tables, that will separate each space.

Be cohesive – Your entire space, should always be cohesive and tell the same story. Achieve this by using common themes, colors, and textures that flow through the entire space.

How to design the perfect open-plan living space!