Open Floor Plan Ideas: How to Make the Most of Open Floor Plan Homes
If you’re anything like me, then you love open floor plans. The design style is modern, airy and makes even tiny spaces feel bigger and brighter. However, the challenge of open floor plan homes is making your space feel cohesive without sacrificing style or function. Here are some interior-design secrets to steal when decorating open floor plans.
Create “rooms” with a modular sofa
Even though open floor plan homes forgo walls doesn’t mean you can’t establish “rooms” in the space― this comes down to strategic furniture placement. If your space permits it, a large modular sofa is an excellent way to create a zone. I really love the ELLEMIA collection from mobilia. Super-sleek and contemporary, the sofa is sure to make a statement. It’s available in a variety of cool colors, and the best part is the sofa can be arranged in so many different ways, giving you countless opportunities to style your space. We opted for the ELLEMIA sofa in Dark Blue.
Add dimension with lighting
To make open floor plans feel cozy and intimate, layer your room with an assortment of different lighting. A statement pendant will help you define zones, and a bold floor lamp will inject some personality into your space. Without a doubt, this horizontal ceiling pendant in vintage champagne bronze from Dainolite is a statement piece. I love how it’s a modern twist on a vintage pendant style. A matching floor lamp is also available at Dainolite to complement the ceiling pendant. This sculptural floor lamp is an absolute showstopper, and it adds instant ambiance to my space.
Pick your art wisely
Just because you’re trying to create a cohesive space doesn’t mean you can’t be bold! One of the best open floor plan ideas is to use artwork to create a focal point and make a statement. We chose this abstract SAIKA artwork from mobilia. It is impactful without being too distracting. I also love that the canvas piece is set in an antique gold frame, which pairs perfectly with the lighting from Dainolite.
Create harmony with your color palette
The color palette is ultimately the foundation of open floor plans. Open floor plan homes should be painted in a color that performs as the perfect backdrop for all decor. A light gray tone is always a safe bet. I’m a big fan of Stonington Gray from Benjamin Moore. It’s an elegant, easy-on-the-eye color that goes with various shades and tones, which will make deciding on your furniture much easier!
Maximize your storage space
Your open floor plan ideas should always consider storage. You’ll want to avoid clutter as much as possible. Go for functional pieces that double as storage units. For example, this minimalist TV stand from Nexera is perfect for keeping any knick-knacks tucked away. This accent cabinet, also from Nexera, is a beautiful way to organize your belongings. You have the option to display your most loved items and keep those essential belongings out of sight. Furniture pieces like this can be used in the entryway, as a buffet, or even a bar cabinet!
Define zones with floor rugs
Rugs are one of my favorite ways to define zones in open floor plan homes! A rug anchors the room while also softening the space. A rug from studio321 is a luxe option. They offer bespoke, one-of-a-kind rugs all made with natural fibers. We love our custom rug from studio321― it elevates the entire space and ties so well with our ELLEMIA sofa.
Create a feature wall with wallpaper
Just like making an impact with art, you can also create an impact with wallpaper. Wallpaper is a trendy way to add layers to your open floor plans. I love Walls Republic and its selection of modern wallpapers. For my own space, I chose this geometric patchwork wallpaper. It is ever so slightly metallic, which ties back to my lighting choices. The wallpaper is also textured, which adds warmth and gives a nice contrast to the sleek finishes in the room.
Do you have any open floor plan ideas? Let me know how you’d style open floor plan homes!