Design Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Open-Floor Plan Concept

Design Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Open-Floor Plan Concept

Perry Homes features open-concept designs that give you plenty of space to make your design dreams come true. There are several ways to make the most out of your home.

Explore our guide to learn the tips and best practices you need to get the most out of your open-floor concept.

Create a Flow Between Your Open-Concept Floor Plan

When designing your open-concept floor plan, you want to create continuity throughout your space. That means keeping your flooring consistent, using similar lighting throughout your kitchen and dining room and keeping your color palettes similar or complementary.

Maintaining a flow throughout your open-concept design will eliminate “dead zones” throughout your space that break up your design theme.

Define Areas with Beautiful Home Décor

While you want to create flow between your rooms through flooring and lighting consistency, you also want to be sure each room is clearly defined. By incorporating strategic home décor pieces throughout a room, you can communicate where an area begins and where it ends without breaking the open-floor design.

A straightforward way to achieve this is by laying down a large rug in your dining room that communicates that this area is a place of comfort and relaxation. Grouping your furniture is another way to define clear separation. Try placing all your living room furniture away from your kitchen to make your open-floor concept look less chaotic. Another trick is to set your dining room table perpendicular to your living room couch.

Make Your Island The Focus in Your Kitchen’s Open-Floor Plan

In the home building business, we have a saying, “The kitchen is the heart of the home.” It is the area where you spend a good amount of your time during dinner parties and get-togethers. Because of this, a kitchen in an open-concept floor plan should be the focal point of your layout.

Your kitchen island is the perfect place to draw attention. Try creating an eye-catching centerpiece or light fixture that people can gather around. Adding casual seating to your island is also a great way to encourage foot traffic between your living room, dining room and kitchen.

Use Lighting to Anchor Your Open-Concept Dining Room

Your dinner table should be the focal point that defines your dining room. That one piece of furniture should say to guests, “This is where we will eat, drink and be merry!” Creating an alluring centerpiece is one way to draw attention, but you want to be sure everyone sees it. That is why linear lighting is a fantastic addition to any dining room.

Linear lighting above your table will create even illumination across your dining table and the rest of the area. Try getting creative with your lighting, choosing hanging fixtures that make a statement.

Consider Trying a Broken Plan Layout

Yes, we know, we did say that maintaining a flow between your areas was important, but some rules are meant to be broken. A broken floor plan creates a purposeful dichotomy throughout an open-concept floor plan, hyper-defining your kitchen, dining room and living room layouts by deliberately creating harsh contrasts between those areas.

A broken floor layout may use different flooring in each space or unique furnishings that heavily define the area. Another popular design choice is to create separation between areas with open shelving or minimalistic furniture where you can still see between rooms, but there are established borders.

A spacious open-floor concept is the best way to maximize your options for any home décor. Looking for a home that provides more to work with? Discover your ideal open-concept home today!

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Design Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Open-Floor Plan Concept

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