7 Do’s & Don’ts : Designing An Open Floor Space

There are some basic rules to designing all genres of interior spaces as well as an open floor planning. Frankly, it is quite challenging to tackle due to there are a plethora of negative spaces that need to be strategically decorated or designed. You cannot make them functionally exempt or redundant in lieu of aesthetics. So today, we will share some great ways thus you can design your open floor plan without much hassle.

 

1) Color coding

 

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The best way to orient your open floor plan is by color coding the different spaces inside. For example, you can design your living area in all blue, and use a contrasting shade of yellow to design the dining area. This will create automatic visual boundaries between spaces without compromising the quirkiness of the aesthetic.

 

 

2) Partial divisions

 

 

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Partial divisions like perforated screens, beaded curtains and see-through bookshelves are a trendy alternative for full-on walls. They can be designed to suit in any interior style.

 

 

3) Furniture divisions

 

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This is a great way to differentiate various spaces between the open floor plan. You can use a sofa bed or console to orient the layout in your favor. However, do not use small scale furniture design to do this – it will only make your interior look out of scale and extremely disproportionate.

 

 

4) Multiple focal points

 

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When you’re working with different areas in the same space, it will help to have more than one focal point. The visual clutter of multiple focal points will help you get a better scope of the space without making any functional area visually redundant. A single focal point will draw the attention to itself, and the rest of your space will become visually obsolete.

 

 

5) Varying floor patterns

 

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Another great way to work with open floor spaces is to edge in varying floor patterns to set various areas apart while being subtle about it. This will not draw too much attention to themselves, but they will certainly help set the spaces apart from each other.

 

 

6) Varying ceiling designs

 

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This is another great but subtle way to differ the areas from each other without creating actual physical boundaries between them. You can also use this to create multiple focal points. It can be accomplished by using distinctively styled decorative lights in each individual area.

 

 

7) Visual and functional dissonance

 

 

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You will have to create a visual and functional dissonance between the spaces in order to keep the interior from being boring. This can be accomplished by using differing material schemes and accessorizing in the open floor plan.

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