Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 10, 2017
Open floor plans kitchen and living room have become more and more popular these days, and they become almost a must in a modern home. Box-like rooms are long gone, and the world of interior designing is welcoming the days of airy rooms that flow into one another, without any visual obstacles. With an open floor kitchen that flows into the living area, all the themes, colors, and types of furnishings must be in one unity, shaping the gorgeous look of the home generally.
If you want to create an open floor plan main area that combines multiple rooms into one or more large, open spaces, that means you’ll have the kitchen, dining room, and living room into one shared space. There are plenty of benefits in an open floor plan home, and some of them are such a home allow you to keep an eye on children’s activities as you chop the onions or bake the cake.
Now as you have a clear idea of what exactly an open floor plan kitchen is, we want to share some tips to make your open floor plan kitchen look stylish and functional. Let’s get started!
1) Create paths for travel and movements
Organizing a space without wall can be challenging, as there're no real borders between rooms, so things can be cluttered and positioned in such a way. To deal with such problem, start with a list of functional spaces that you will need in the larger, open area. Decide a place for the small kitchen, dining area, and living area. Group the furniture according to the areas and you’ll create paths to travel and move easily.
2) Define with glass
Glasses aren’t extensively used in modern homes with no reason. The see-through materials give a stone and concrete dominated room both textural and visual contrast. You can add partitions and slide glass doors to your open floor plan kitchen and living room to organize and separate those areas without creating an opaque obstacle. This way, you won’t lost the open and airy appeal of the open floor plan areas.
3) Divide each area with rug
Another simple but effective way to organize a large open floor plan kitchen, dining and living room is by using some gorgeous area rugs. Aside from bringing a sense of sophistication and posh elegance to your interior, area rugs make decorating feels convenient and easy to handle. With the enormous choices of styles, hues and patterns, you can change your rug every season to free the open space from boredom.
For the dining part of the open floor plan, pick a more formal-looking rug, and left the light and playful (maybe geometric) patterns for the living room.