Singaporeans have embraced the art of open floor planning with open arms. Today, almost every home features an open layout, but many still don’t know how to carry it out properly. So today, we’ll be featuring some stylish ideas on how you can make yours as fashionable and functional as possible. Let’s take a look:
1. Linear layouting
The layout is the most important part of an open floor plan. You have to arrange your furniture in a way that complements the size and quality of the space. This living room features a great layout idea. The media console, couch, and dining table have all been arranged in a linear format that helps the uses make the most of the space without cramping the overall style.
2. Using supplements
Emulating an open floor plan does not automatically ensure that your space will magically get bigger. In fact, sometimes, you have to use a lot of supplements and interior design elements to make the layout feel spacious. One surefire way to do so is by using feature-length looking mirrors – just like the ones in this image. They’ll make the entire space instantly double up in visuals.
3. Using clean design
If there’s one thing that instantly takes away from the quality of an open floor plan, it’s frou-frou design elements. Therefore, it’s best to stick with clean design – especially where furniture and décor are concerned. Use simple window treatments instead of flowing curtains. Go for stylishly minimalist and Scandinavian furniture instead of traditional classics. You can take inspiration from this image!
4. Innovative partition wall designs
Since you’re designing an open floor layout, it doesn’t make sense to incorporate partition walls in them. But if you really want to create private alcoves, then you can search for innovative ideas. The bifold partition system featured in this image is an excellent example. It allows you to simply open and close entire walls according to your needs!
5. Flooring partitions
Since you can’t have many physical barriers between the zones of an open floor layout, you can get creative with your floor materials. You can keep the same floor material for spaces that you need to enjoin, and change it for spaces that you want to separate from the rest of the layout!