12 Easy Ways to Rock an Open Floor Plan Layout

The open floor plan layout featuring a large open space and plenty of light is high on the wish list for home buyers and renters. But the open floor plan layout isn’t easy to pull together. It may lack warmth, intimacy and privacy if improperly laid out. It also might seem daunting to figure out how to arrange furniture with no defined areas.

It’s easier than you think to layout an open floor plan in a way that is stylish and functional. The first step is to imagine which zone will be your living, office, dining kitchen and bedroom area. Once you have a general idea of your zones, check out these gorgeous open floor plan spaces for 12 ways to rock an open floor plan layout.

Arrange your furniture away from the walls

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Create a “room” with an area rug

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Repeat a favorite element in each open floor plan section

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Go with a cohesive color theme throughout

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It’s all about flow in an open floor plan

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Address the floor and ceiling, too

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Decorate with multi-function furnishings

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Paint a focal wall in a rich, contrasting color for depth

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Use round furnishings to soften an open floor plan

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Add a room divider for privacy

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Decorate your open floor plan with modular or movable furnishings

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Break the open areas down further

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When working with an open floor plan layout, visualize where you’ll place the most important zones of your space. Once you’ve decided where your living room, bedroom, dining and kitchen areas are, use these 12 open floor plan layout ideas to add maximum function and style to your modern loft space.

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