How to make the most of your open plan home

How to make the most of your open plan home

How to make the most of your open plan home

September 27, 2019

Open plans, open options

Open floor plans continue to rise in popularity and it’s easy to see why! They add a sense of space and light – and they have revolutionised how we entertain. You can see a fantastic variety of open plan living designs across the broad range of display homes in all of our villages. In the meantime, here are some tips on how to make the most of an open plan.

Go for zones
Define zones to create a clear separation between the rooms to enhance a sense of extra space. Adding wall dividers or even create different levels within the space; vary the flooring. And remember to add some strong visual elements using artwork or statement rugs and furniture. 

Let there be light
Lighting is your best friend and natural light is the best way to brighten and emphasise the open areas of your home. Large windows, sheer blinds or curtains and reflective flooring all help to bring in and bounce light around your living and dining areas.

Colour, patterns and texture – keep it simple
Open plans offer a perfect canvas to experiment with different materials and textures to give the illusion of even more space and depth. Neutrals are always elegant, Check out the HomeWorld display homes for some great examples of stylish colour schemes. 

Think seamless
Even though you have marked out your spaces, they need to connect seamlessly. Make sure you have a couple of aspects that tie the rooms together. It could be as simple as having that one colour scheme or texture throughout the rooms. 

Connect with your surroundings 
Other than letting the daylight in, open plans can also allow you to bring the outdoors in. Big windows bring your garden or terrace into view. Floor-to-ceiling patio doors can open out onto a deck connecting the two spaces. When choosing your decorating palette, consider one that complements the garden, deck or terrace to ensure a nice flow.

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