Having an open floor plan is all fun and games until you want to decorate and create a cozy space without overcrowding the room and can’t figure out how to do so. The key is using elements that bring beauty and personality, yet give you room enough to work around them. Another factor to take into consideration is the separation of rooms, many open floor plan homes offer little to no room separation. Here are our favorite ways to decorate an open floor plan while getting the most out of your space.
Focus on a Focal Point
When decorating or rearranging a room, you want to focus on a focal point and allow that to guide you. Using the focal point as the main focus allows a space to appear less intimating and more available to creativity. If you have a gorgeous fireplace or a fab window space, focus on that and rearrange all larger pieces around it.
Rugs, Rug and Rugs?
In larger rooms or rooms that are connected in a way can easily be separated and defined by rugs. We love the visual aspect of a rug as it opens the space up while having a bold definition that outlines the function in that specific room.
Don’t Forget the Accent chairs
While it may seem like a good idea to purchase a sectional and not deal with the rest of the space. However, if you want to bring a cozy, intimate feel adding a variety of seating throughout the room can be a great way to do so. One or two accent chairs not only bring extra seating, but they are conversation starters.
If you have a larger than life space and want to make it work for you, add a designed area. This can be done by adding a small workspace, a breakfast nook or a reading space. The key working with furniture pieces that feel and look cozy while still being double duty.
An open floor plan allows you to get creative with your furniture pieces. If you are a big fan of eclectic décor this is the perfect space to add that unique lamp you love or that accent table that seems to not fit anywhere else.
Do not be afraid to accessorize your home with fun throw pillows, cozy blankets and/or both. Additionally, they both bring color and texture while adding that intimate feel that you want your open space to have.
Bring on the Lights
Light fixtures are great not only because they brighten the room, but because they add warmth as well. In order to create an inviting feel, consider having multiple lights, including table lamps, a pendant and/or even sconces. Place them around the space and allow them to bring that natural cozy feel.
Wallpaper a Wall
Large spaces typically come with added large empty walls. Therefore, it only seems fitting to incorporate a wallpaper on the wall. The wallpaper will take up a large amount of wall space while still being prominent in the room and offering rich, daring, color.
Add in Drapes
If an added touch of privacy is needed drapes are the perfect way to achieve this look while adding an extra layer of texture and beauty. The key is using drapes that add to the space in a simple, minimal manner. The folds of the fabric used will offer privacy while still creating a softer feel to the space.
Houseplants, flowers and/or a mixture of both is a great way to make an open space feel more natural and put together. So much so, that you can have large or small houseplants spread around for an organically romantic feel. Consider having several areas of the room, pulled together with simple plants.
Have an open floor plan? How are you decorating it? Sharing with us your tricks to bringing a cozy touch to your open space.