Open‐floor layout is currently one of the hottest interior design trends in homes and offices across the globe, but it does come with a few hitches. However airy, harmonious, and chic, the open layout is not exactly a byword for privacy, noise‐proofing, and easy cleanup, which is why large rooms should be designed with due care and furnished with long‐term décor sustainability in mind. Here are a few useful tips to help you master the open‐floor plan like a pro.
1. Make a Powerful Stylistic Statement
Open‐floor rooms can look a tad too sterile unless outfitted with the right furnishings and accent pieces. To avoid falling in the trap of monotonous décor backdrops, introduce statement pieces and scatter stylish elements around the room.
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This is a simple method to add hue, texture, and depth to the room and break up the space into different visual zones without the need to use divider walls, heavy drapes, and similar physical barriers.
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To achieve a stylistically impressive effect, you can use rustic wood furniture, vintage chests or
dressers, impressionist paintings, antique carpets, and other suave items that fit your personal décor bill.
2. No‐Stress Way to Décor to Impress
As far as spatial organization of open layout rooms is concerned, you can choose between a few different arrangement options, such as linear, axial, central, and grid alignment. Linear and axial arrangements are by far the most popular options among interior designers nowadays.
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While the linear organization breaks up the open‐floor plan room into a series of zones extending out in a straight line, the axial arrangement relies on two or more focal points to achieve a sense of transition within a single large room.
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3. An Open Sketchbook for Hue Experiments
Colors are one of the main aspects which you should tackle when decorating open‐floor rooms for peak aesthetic appeal. Tone‐on‐tone design is a good option for spacious areas where visual unity is of paramount importance but if you want to spice up the ambiance with stylish accents, consider mixing up patterns and statement furnishings to visually lay out zones within a single large room.
Stripes, rustic timber, bold hue flourishes, and handpicked artwork will help dial up the aesthetic guise of your open‐floor living area – just make sure you don’t go overboard with colors to avoid a slapdash or garish impression.
4. Break up the Open Layout to Make It Work
Use of physical dividers is another simple way to conquer the open layout and make it work to your privacy’s advantage. To divide an open‐floor living area into different visual units, consider installing internal sliding doors at strategic spots: the upgrade will up both the soundproofing game and add a dash of privacy to each of the areas within the large room. If you don’t want to experiment with immobile partitions, you can use open‐back shelving, heavy drapes, one of those cozy, stylish yet cheap rugs, and living divider walls consisting of potted plants: all these options will add a touch of style to go with functionality.
5. Try out Different Flooring Options for Size
Flooring updates are admittedly costly, but they still make an excellent design method to master the open‐floor layout and dial up aesthetic appeal and property value. You can use two or more different types of flooring materials to achieve a sense of visual transition in a large room, but if you want to make a strong aesthetic impact, you can also experiment with floor level changes. A deck or sunken floor segment will produce a chic visual effect and break up a monotonous décor – but do note that the upgrade will need to be planned and executed with extreme care to avoid prohibitive long‐term renovation costs.
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If handled professionally, the open layout can transform your living area from dull to dandy and infuse your home with freshness, charm, and elegance. When dressing up spacious rooms, use one or more of the tricks listed above and stay on top of your décor like a true interior designer. You’re welcome!
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