How to Enjoy the Open Floor Plan

A modern kitchen and dining area with an open floor plan featuring a staircase.

The open floor plan takes down walls and opens up rooms.  It is fresh, modern and versatile.  Open floor plans create a flow that is harmonious and convenient.  This style of home enables its residents to entertain with ease.  Here are ways to enjoy the open floor plan.

A living room with open floor plan and a tv.
Architectural detail abounds in this open floor plan (idesignarch)
A living room with sliding glass doors and an open floor plan.
Open floor plan (dalelcock.perth.homeone.com.au)
A 3D rendering demonstrating how to enjoy an open floor plan.
Open floor plans can be cozy too (home-designing)
A living room with a table and chairs, perfect for enjoying an open floor plan.
Beautiful open space (qc2framework)

Modern and spacious interiors are appealing for many reasons.  Open spaces break down barriers and let in light.  Decorating the spaces may seem like a challenge, but simply considering the flow from one room to the other is what to keep in mind.  The open floor plan welcomes entertaining with style and convenience.  Open spaces can even be cozy, depending on how you decide to divide the space.  In the open floor plan, more space is utilized and there is no wasted areas of living.

A living room with wood ceilings and gray furniture, perfect for enjoying the open floor plan.
Open space living (decorismo)
An open floor plan with a white kitchen and living room, featuring bookshelves.
Open floor plan living (decoist)
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Open floor plan (HGTV)
A modern kitchen with wooden floors and white walls, featuring an open floor plan.
Spacious open floor plan interior (mehve.net)
A living room with large windows and a table and chairs in an open floor plan setting.
Light-filled open floor plan (vrbo)
A white kitchen with a view of the mountains: Enjoy an open floor plan.
Modern open space (qc2framework)
A modern apartment with a living room and dining area designed for open floor plan enjoyment.
Contained in one large space (mine-la)

Defining spaces in the open floor plan can be done with creative shelving, columns, half-walls, architectural elements, furniture arrangement and even area rugs.  In addition, decorative screens can be used as room dividers between the dining and living areas, and an island can be used to split the kitchen from the living areas.  Large pieces of furniture, such as a sectional sofa or even a piano, can create a division between spaces.

An image of a modern kitchen and dining room showcasing the open floor plan concept.
Defining spaces in open plan interior (solardryer.BlogSpot)
A living room with a dining table and chairs is the perfect setup to enjoy an open floor plan.
Decorative screens for defining space in open floor plan (decoist)
A kitchen with a large island, perfect for enjoying the open floor plan.
Counters and islands set off kitchen in open floor plan (freedallasmetrohomeinfo)
How to Enjoy a Spacious Kitchen
Kitchen island divides the space in this open floor plan (homebunch)
Tips for Enjoying an Open Floor Plan with a Living Room and Dining Table.
Dividing spaces in open floor plan (examsuites)
A living room with an open floor plan and a skylight.
Area rugs can define a space in open floor plan (mgentryconstruction)
A living room with a piano in an open floor plan.
Furniture can act as dividers between open spaces (home-designing)
A living room with a couch and a coffee table in an open floor plan.
A sofa breaks the space in this open floor plan (HGTV)

Taking down the barrier of walls between spaces makes living convenient.  The open kitchen/dining area creates a continuous flow perfect for entertaining and everyday efficiency.  One can move from room to room effortlessly.  Decorating an open space becomes a matter of convenience as well, for choosing colors and style covers all rooms and blending is easier.  Simply follow the flow and choose pieces for each room that connect one to the other.

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Convenience in the open floor plan (trendier)
A kitchen with hardwood floors and an open floor plan.
Everything within sight in the open floor plan (dalesremodeling)
A kitchen and dining area with stainless steel appliances, perfect for enjoying an open floor plan.
Small spaces open up (metroatlantasuburbs)
A living room with hardwood floors and a gray couch, perfect for enjoying the open floor plan.
Convenient for entertaining (Omaha-homes)
A large living room with a fireplace, perfect for enjoying the open floor plan.
Great open space (search-har)
A spacious open kitchen and living room adorned with rustic wooden beams.
Convenience is an open floor plan (decoist)
A living room with a dining table and chairs in an open floor plan.
Open floor plan (liveluma)

Open floor plans can be quite versatile.  Space for each area can be divided however you choose, based on your lifestyle.  If one particular arrangement doesn’t work quite so well anymore, it is easy to change it to match your evolving lifestyle.

A living room with a dining table and chairs designed to enjoy the open floor plan.
Modern open floor plan (decoist)
A living room featuring an inviting fireplace, perfect for enjoying the open floor plan.
Traditional home with open floor plan (voyance-aline)

The open floor plan is spacious, convenient, versatile and highly stylish.  You can enjoy the freedom of open flow.  Break down barriers and enjoy a modern interior that is inviting and fresh.

 

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