How To Decorate Open Concept Homes
The concept of a ‘home’ in our mind is that of separate rooms and enclosures. On the other hand, however, there are people who are not interested in barriers such as walls or screens to make enclosures. The house is called an ‘open concept’ home.
Decorating an open concept home is not easy. You need to be really thoughtful in order to have a smooth flow of spaces ranging from the bedroom to kitchen. One wrong move can ruin the whole look, so creativity must be at its peak. Here are ideas on how to decorate open concept homes:
- One colour, more tones: Since such houses don’t have walls in order to separate rooms, you can have green in the dining room decor and blue in the kitchen, which will put off the theme totally. Choose a colour that you like, like blue and incorporate it in the rooms in different shades and tones. The bedroom can have a darker shade, while the living room settles for pale. This way, you maintain the flow of colours from one area to another. Similarly, if you get wallpaper in different styles it can make the house look really classy and up to date. Consider panelling or such architectural additions as well.
- Furnishing: You already get the idea that things need to be similar around such a house and same goes for the furnishing. If the kitchen looks sleek in silver and has an ultra-modern touch, the living room will be off balance in old fashioned chairs and wooden tables. You get the picture; if the living room looks out of an old Hollywood movie, so should the kitchen.
- Connect: The main idea of an open concept home is to take the visitors on a journey. Thus, you need to make clever connection between your rooms to make them look a bit matching. If your kitchen is in a green theme, perhaps have a green carpet in the living room? If your bathroom is blue, the cushions on the bedroom sofa can be blue too!
- Windows and doors: This would be the biggest mistake anyone can make. If one door is wooden and the other made of glass, you can create a huge mess in the house. Similarly, make sure you don’t have blinds on one window while the other is draped by a curtain. Such ideas throw the whole look off balance and it’s something you don’t want happening.
- Light it up: Lighting can drastically change the outlook of rooms, and the aura they are supposed to offer. Furthermore, distinctive lighting can help every room stand out on its own instead of blending in completely. Floor lamps compliment living rooms, and hanging ones look good in kitchens.
This was all about how to decorate open concept homes. Unleash the inner creativity because you will need it in this style of a house. Go over the internet, look for ideas and you can definitely make a house that looks beautiful as well as complimenting the idea of an open space home!
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