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How to Decorate an Open Floor Plan

It is quite challenging to make the open door plan of your home as it is usually not the space that you are used to. However, challenging doesn’t have to mean difficult and it definitely doesn’t have to mean boring. Actually, if you think about it, this kind of space will give you more chances to prove that you can make a really amazing arrangement and interior design. You just need a little bit of help and you need your creativity up and working. Here are some tips that you can use while creating this plan.

Separate the Spaces

Upsides of the open floor plan are spaces that have a lot of air and a lot of light. Since there are no walls, the space looks even bigger and the whole home is connected and brought together visually. However, the downside of this type of home is that it might just seem like you are living in a storage place. In order to avoid this, you need to make sure that you are separating different areas of your home by using many means that are available to you. It is possible to do this with the use of paint, furniture arrangement, colors, lights, and other visual means that are available to you.

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Use the Colors

The color palette is essential when it comes to any of the interior design projects. This goes double for the colors of open floor projects as the separation of space depends on the colors used. Also, too many colors in different areas of the house will make a total mess and the home will look like a big, bright rainbow and nobody can concentrate or relax in such environment. Therefore, it is best that you come up with a color pattern that you like and paint the walls in different shades of the same color. With different shade, you will mark different areas in your home and you will still keep it all within taste and style. If the space and the style permit, you can even have some fun wallpapers in different areas to make them visibly different from the rest of the home.

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Different windows in the open floor home plans will make it visible that the space is divided into different areas. This is why you should make them truly differ one from another. The cheaper way is to use different curtains on each of them. Another way is to pain them into different colors for each of the ‘rooms’ that you are planning to make. However, definitely the most effective way is to put completely different shapes and sizes of the windows, respectively of your space area.

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The best way to go with the details is to keep them all within one style or one theme and still to make them completely different for the each part of the home. In this way, the theme will prevent the entire home looking like garage sale, while the different details will make different parts of the open floor look like they are separate areas. Furthermore, if you really want to separate some part physically from the other, without using the walls, you can also do it with screens or with those hanging beads that you can put almost anywhere and use them as an area separator. Another very cool way to make sure that your hallway looks like a hallways even though it is not separated by the walls is to use rugs that will make it look like it is separate. Be careful about the colors but different materials, shapes and sizes can do wonders for the visual separation of your kitchen area from your dining area and all the others.

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These are all the ways that in which you can make sure that your open floor area is perfect for living and enjoying the benefits of this sort of space. At the same time, you will be able to have the space full of air and separate living areas like the kitchen, dining room, living space and bedroom. This will need a bit of creativity and planning, but the results will be perfect and you will get the best of the both types of space.

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