A vast open plan home is one we all dream of having. It has become the epitome of a dream home. These architectural wonders have graced the pages of VISI Magazine and have been featured on SABC 3’s Top Billing for many years. Designing and building this kind of home, however, can become dated and dull. What if there was a way to do simple renovations without getting rid of the vast open spaces? What if there was a way to create smaller areas in a large room without big structural changes? Thankfully, with the assistance of creative interior design skills, this can be achieved with the aid of paint colour, floor variations and House of Supreme privacy and bypass shutters.
Here is a list of six ways to create designated zones in an open plan space.
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There is a multitude of ways to do this. You could use a thick, tall bookshelf to create a partition between your living area and dining area. However, this option could prove to be very bulky. A natural alternative is to place, House of Supreme, bypass shutters in the middle of the two areas. Using Bypass Shutters will give you the ability to close off one “room” from the other and still retain the initial open plan space. They fold away discreetly and will not take up any unnecessary room.
This option is all about planning where to place each piece of furniture. Do not be afraid to keep the furniture away from the walls. By putting them in neat, cosy circular or square shapes, you will automatically be creating tiny spaces within larger spaces. By doing, so you have created conversation areas in a vast open space. It will feel “homy” as well.
Here is a nifty and inexpensive way to differentiate between specific areas. By adding rugs of different textures, shapes and sizes, you can diversify one space from another. For example, placing a round rug in a conversation area would then earmark the living room from the other areas in the space.
A great way of breaking up spaces is to change up the flooring materials. You could use tiles in the areas you have earmarked as the kitchen and then break the space by installing wood flooring where the living room starts. By mixing materials, it will create those desired designated areas without physically dividing the space up.
Cladding is a particular timber wall used to create a new space. You could use paint or a textured fabric to cover it. Furthermore, an inexpensive way to build that feature wall is to use photos and frames. A feature wall will define the space from the others. Cladding can be used in conjunction with bypass shutters for a cost-effective solution.
Variating lighting fixtures is a very popular design trick carried over from 2017 into 2018. The use of varying light and alternating between installations is a great way to differentiate spaces in an open plan space. In the conversation areas- a statement chandelier will be useful if you are using pendant lights running low in your kitchen area. Mixing the lighting strength can create that perfect juxtaposition by producing more light in one space than another. Bypass shutters can even be used to deflect light.