Creating a space within the home which can be used to cook, eat, entertain, gather as a family and relax has become the holy grail of modern living – more of us are knocking down our walls in order to achieve this contemporary, more communal way of living than ever before.
And we can see why – not only is having an open-plan home a good solution for opening up small spaces but it can make your space brighter, airy and more sociable. It also allows us to spend more time with each other; we can all be in the same space at the same time, doing homework, cooking, or relaxing (which is a good thing, hopefully).
But these open spaces can be tricky to decorate. How do you make your home feel connected, but distinct if you don’t have walls? Creating defined ‘zones’ which help you to move from one activity to another is the secret successful open-plan living. The kitchen, dining and living areas should work individually, as three separate entities, but the design and layout of the space is what should marry the scheme.
Try one of these clever ways to decorate your open-plan space: