If you’re a homeowner in Singapore, then chances are that you’re thinking of designing your home in the open floor style. This layout is a fan-favorite in the Singaporean design industry, as it helps make the smaller sized homes seem absolutely spacious. However, if you’re thinking of opting for open layouts then you need to learn how to add continuity in such designs. So today we’ll be sharing a few tips on how you can add continuity in your open floor plans!
1. Similar floor material
The floor is the one element of design that is actively consistent throughout the open floor plan. So if you use different materials for every open space like living room, dining and kitchen, you’ll end up creating a helter-skelter aesthetic. Therefore, it’s always better to go for a single, continuous floor material and pattern in an open floor plan for maximum smoothness.
2. Recurring accent colours
While you do not have to use a single, monotonous colour scheme throughout your home, you do have to create a certain amount of visual connection for your home to seem holistic. So you must use a recurring accent colour throughout your open floor plan to make this happen. It doesn’t have to be used extensively, but often enough.
3. Visually connecting artwork
Artwork is another roadmap for you to follow in order to create visual connections in your open floor layout. Similar styled artwork can create a cohesiveness that is also a little bit of diverse. You can use same-style graphic art, paintings and photographs to create visual connections throughout the space.
4. Extensive use of the same material
Extensively using the same material in a feature or accent wall can also help create continuity in your open floor plans. For example, if you’ve got a media wall that takes an entire wall, you can clad it with a certain material and repeat it somewhere else, so that there is visual context within the space with the help of materials.
5. Matching furniture
The furniture you use in your open floor plan must have a certain amount of visual versatility. It can definitely retain a style of its own, but it must also fit in nicely with the rest of the furnishings. You can either match colour, upholstery or wood accents in all your furniture in the open floor layout.