Clever Layouts For An Open Floor Plan

An open floor concept plan, also knows as open concept, is becoming truly popular in Singapore. You have to admit that the room looks more spacious and comfortable after applying this concept.

The most common open floor plan is usually a room which combines the living room, dining room, and kitchen in one shared space. In fact, you should understand that you can do much more with an open-floor concept than this very common layout. In this post, we’ll look at some clever open floor layouts for your inspiration.



1. Using steps and theme

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Did you know that you can use single platform steps and low height furniture to enhance the layout of your open floor concept home? You can use steps to distinguish areas and low height furniture like a console bookshelf to create barriers between spaces. This way, even if your layout is common, you can use the theme and clever partitions to spruce up the overall aesthetic.




2. Getting creative with half walls

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Using half walls is one of the most notable and efficient way to create diversity in your open floor concept interior designs. You can inlay these half walls with textures, and if necessity calls for it, you can even use sliding doors to create semi-permanent enclosures. This can create a dual open/closed attraction in your home layout.



3. Using low height furniture

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Sometimes, you’ll notice that there are backed up spaces in an open floor layout. This essentially means that one of the spaces in your open-floor layout are set up against an exterior wall. In such cases, you can use area rugs and low-height furniture to evoke a feeling of spaciousness within the interior design. This is a tried-and-true way, and extremely effective in execution.



4. Using color diversity

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You can use colors and textures to your advantage when you’re working with an open floor concept. Using contrasting colors and textures can create a great tonal diversity that can keep the eye engaged. Furthermore, it will make your spaces even more attractive to look at.



5. Clever ceiling partitions

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Ceiling dividers are one of the most effective ways to make your open floor concept layout interesting while still retaining their individuality. You can use one ceiling design over the living area and another over the dining. Similarly, you can even individualize the circulation space within the open layout.

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