When it comes to home design, the open concept trend is here to stay. But we know how hard it can be to create a layout that defines each “room” when there aren’t any walls! So here, we’re showcasing three stunning wide-open spaces for some decorating inspiration.
View from the top
This wide-open modern condo was decorated with luxe features and strategically placed furniture pieces to help define each space within it.
– A single wall of cabinets with open shelving and a mounted TV offers effective and discreet storage, as well as a place to display objects while keeping them out of the way.
– A large elegant table is the centrepiece of the dining zone; its position—offset to the kitchen island— works to make this area appear independent.
– Careful lighting choices are the final touch. A black industrial-look chandelier over the dining table and white pendant lights in the kitchen clearly separate the two spaces.
Made to be modern
This space was refreshed to brighten up the home, but it needed some thoughtful design to avoid an awkward layout.
– A partial wall with an integrated double-sided electric fireplace creates room for a TV and separates the living space from the dining area.
– The wooden railings and floors imbue this open space with organic texture and provide contrast to the white walls.
– In the entryway, a wardrobe unit separates the area from the living room. It’s an ingenious alternative to storing coats on hooks and shoes on the floor along the wall.
– The large dark rug is placed in line with the fireplace wall to define the edge of the sitting area.
– Shutters were removed from the upper windows to let in loads of natural light.
– Dark-toned furniture in both the living and dining zones keeps the look grounded.
Lounge at the lodge
This beautiful cabin’s layout is long and narrow. By creating defined areas, the designer breaks up the “corridor” effect.
– The TV sits on a narrow console table to keep sightlines clear.
– A tall dark shelving unit that contrasts with the white wall is strategically placed to distinguish the living room from the dining area.
– The natural wood floor and ceiling brings warmth to the space, while walls white provide brightness and make the space feel wider.
– Organic-style pendant lights illuminate the spaces individually to feel them feel more like separate rooms.
-Scattered area rugs thoughout the space help define each area and offer hits of texture.
– Rattan chairs form a cozy conversation area facing the stone fireplace.