Decorating an Open Plan House

Decorating an Open Plan House

Make the most of your home’s open floor plan with these tips on colour, lighting and space planning. A home with an open floor plan most often has one common larger room, in some cases the combination of the kitchen, living and dining room areas. We will help you with some handy and brilliant tricks and Tips for Decorating an Open Concept House.

Define separate areas

define spaces
define spaces

Large open spaces can feel cavernous if specific zones aren’t demarcated according to their function. Here, the furniture arrangement will play a pivotal role in helping define spaces. Tip: One of the best ways to define a space is with an area rug.

If there is no natural division between rooms. The area rugs can be used to create them.

Use a Monochromatic Colour Scheme

containing or using only one colour
containing or using only one colour

Sticking with one paint colour throughout an open-concept space prevents a disjointed appearance.
Decorating with a monochromatic colour scheme is one of the safest options for an open concept house.

Tip: Choose a color you really like and can live with and then use it in different shades and tones throughout the space.

Make Your Furniture Work For You

use furniture to break up spaces
use furniture to break up spaces

In an open concept house all the same rules of living room and dining room decorating apply.
Move furniture away from the walls and create seating and conversation areas.

Tip: You can also use large items like bookcases and screens to break up long walls and define spaces.

Use uniform materials

use uniform materials
use uniform materials

It’s not only paint colour that will provide a cohesive look.

  • Flooring
  • Cabinetry
  • Trim and fabric

Tip: Similar to use of colour, it’s best to remain consistent with wood and metal tones when decorating an open-concept space.

Decorate with texture

decorate with texture
decorate with texture

In an expansive monochromatic room, texture is key.
Addition to colour, repeating similar prints, patterns and textures in your accessories is a great way to pull everything together.

Tip: Add visual interest without distracting from the minimal aesthetic.

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