Open concept living rooms are becoming increasingly popular, especially in modern condos and new buildings.
This type of layout mostly makes it possible to visually enlarge the whole, but there is a problem that often arises: the harmony of the whole.
How can you arrange your living area with your kitchen and dining room to maintain overall consistency? We will attempt to answer this by giving you some tips.
Harmonization of your open space Open concept harmony for a consistent decoration
To achieve this, choose colours, materials and proportions that match well together. Keep your walls and floors the same colour to avoid any bad taste and preserve a unique sense of space..
The layout of your open concept living room
When it comes to the layout of your open concept living room, we recommend arranging the kitchen and dining room elements together to create a distinction between this area and your living room/office area.
You can also choose a sectional sofa that will naturally create a separation between the lounge area/TV/office and the space dedicated to the kitchen and the dining room.
Arranging furniture in your open concept living room
The arrangement of the furniture in your open concept living room will primarily depend on the arrangement of your kitchen area that will often have an island that naturally segments it. Furthermore, and above all, your living room arrangement will be affected by the overall shape of your room (rectangular, square, L-shaped, small and narrow…), your natural lighting (windows), your doors, fireplaces or any other fixed element like columns, for example.
All these elements will also determine the size of the pieces to choose according to the space for each “corner” in your open concept living room. For example, a smaller dining area should have a round table that will not overcrowd the space and lighter furniture to keep a clean look. Moreover, if your space is more square, opt for a square table and, conversely for a rectangular space, choose a rectangular table.
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As you can see, some basic rules should be followed for the layout of open concept living room, especially when it comes to matching colors. However, if you have to respect certain proportions and avoid certain color blends, adding some personal touches over time can also add character to the whole space.
In conclusion, respect the basics, choose the largest furnishings (sofa, table, buffet, desk…) based on the layout of the open concept room and don’t hesitate to keep adding personal touches until the decoration is complete.
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