Open-concept living design is no longer as big of a thing as it was years ago. But, it is still popular in some countries, especially in the UK. Despite other home interior trends taking over, open-concept ideas are already well established. Some people are mixing open-floor plans with other interior ideas to maximize space and functionality.
If you are still into open-concept floor plans for your home, here are some great ideas to consider.
Kitchen + Living Room + Dining Area trio
A common yet timeless open-concept interior idea. With this idea, the kitchen, living room, and dining area are within the same space with the same flooring design. There is enough space for people to move around without bumping to each other when going from one area to another. This idea relies on having the same flooring throughout the space and then establishing zones. This idea comes more to life when there is cohesion through the color palettes all over the room. It is also advisable to incorporate natural lighting in the room either from a window or a door.
These days, more and more professionals are working from home so they want a workspace or office where they feel productive. This gave birth to the idea of an open floor plan that includes a designated office or working area. That is why there have been instances of people in virtual meetings showing a background of the kitchen and living room. The bedroom is still the most common room people set up work stations. This would require them to give the room a little makeover to make space for a makeshift office.
Glass panels and open-concept designs
The main goal of an open-concept is to maximize space and make a room or area feel or appear bigger. If your home is surrounded by greenery and you can see the sky clearly, then putting up glass panels might be a good idea. This will allow giving your home a more expanded feel because the area outside compliments your interior design. However, you need to be mindful of natural light beaming through for hours if you decide to go panels. Of course, there is a fix for this like curtains or shades.
Plant life at home
Are you fond of plants and flowers? If you are, then you’ve probably considered decorating your home with houseplants. Plants and flowers all over your house are not just beautiful to look at. Indoor plants have certain benefits to human health mainly because they help purify indoor air. According to a report by the Royal Horticultural Society, pollution levels are “often higher indoors than outdoors.” That means the air people breathe when inside is filled with contaminants like VOC or volatile organic compounds and bioaerosols.
Common ways to battle these harmful particles are to open a window or to turn on an air purifier. Another great method to fight off these contaminants is to put plants or flowers all over the house to purify the air. Of course, it is important to choose the right plants. An open-concept floor plan leaves a lot of space all over and that is where houseplants can go.