Open plan living spaces are incredibly popular today these days. Creating a more spacious feel to your living space can improve your sense of calm. An open plan environment offers convenience, better natural light and a calm place to relax.
There are some challenges you’ll be presented with when trying to create the perfect open plan living space. One of them, is knowing how to zone an open plan living space. Here are a few points to consider and pics of our home renovation, which is a work in progress…
Lighting can be great to separate an open plan room. You can use pendant style lights above the dining room table for example, to draw attention to and separate the space. Spotlights work well in the kitchen area and dimmer switches in the lounge can help to add a cosy atmosphere in the evenings. Lighting can be used to create different atmospheres in a room so it’s easy to use it to zone out an open plan living space.
You can also zone out an open plan living space with the furniture. For example, using a sofa bed to separate the living space from the dining space can work particularly well. You could even opt for a sofa bed for a more practical open plan living space. This would work particularly well in a studio apartment.
The key is to use bulky furniture to create the different zones. Just remember that with an open plan space, there’s nowhere to really hide any clutter. So, you’ll want to ensure whichever furniture you invest in, it’s totally practical or comes with lots of storage options.
One of the easiest and most subtle ways to divide the living space, is to use the floor. Rugs are a great example, helping to add a cosier look one part of the room, separating it off as a living space.
These are just some of the ways you can separate an open plan design. So, making the lounge cosy and the kitchen bright and airy for example, will help to successfully separate the space.