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September 15th, 2015 by MichiganLiving 4 Awesome Tips That Can Make Your Open Floor Plan Home More Stylish and Homey

One of the biggest blessings that you can ever have in your life is having a house for rent that offers so much space. Any renter will surely be happy to be blessed with loft style layouts and massive living spaces. But when you start to plan and style your new home, you will realize that being #blessed does come with some problems.

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Styling and designing an open floor layout is not as easy as anyone think it would be. Sure, having so much space is an advantage since it can accommodate all your furniture. However, you may find it difficult to make a big open space to feel cozy. Additionally, you may be confused as to what area of the home you should place some of the controversial pieces of furniture that you have. Well, we got you covered with some of the few tips below:

Go with the flow.

Instead of focusing on the cons, it is best that you focus on the pros of having an open floor plan. Since there are no walls, then there are no rules as to what furniture should be placed where. Instead of thinking what should be in a certain space, it is best that you think about what you want to be in that certain space. Do you want to place a sewing station in your living room? Then, by all means, do so!

Use area rugs.

Having an open floor plan allows you to create various rooms in a bigger room. While this can be fun, it can also be terribly confusing and the look can be quite crowded if you will not make some effort in separating one nook from the other. It is recommended that you use area rugs to create boundaries in your nooks.

Take advantage of your furniture.

The absence of walls is what makes an open floor plan inviting and stylish. Since you need to create boundaries to create a more organized look, it is best that you use your furniture as natural borders for each nook. Shy away from placing big pieces of furniture against the walls. Instead, pull some items out and use it to subtly create edges so you can easily define the space.

Establish harmony.

Even if there are different nooks and established boundaries, you must keep in mind that your visitors will see your house as one single unit. This is why it is best that you design your place with the whole area in mind. This is done so that you can make all the spaces come together. Make sure that each nook has patterns and textures that will complement the entire look of your place.

These are just some of the best ways on how you can fill up the big open space in your house for rent. Put all these tips into action and you will surely be able to make the most out of the big space in your home.

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25 responses to “4 Awesome Tips That Can Make Your Open Floor Plan Home More Stylish and Homey”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Area rugs are a great way to liven up the space and make the room look more full. Great ideas.

  2. I love using area rugs! I don’t have an open floor plan though. But I would love to!

  3. Michelle F. says:

    Those are some great ideas. I love the glass on the stairs.

  4. I am working on this – our dining room and family room are like one big room so I am trying to keep them similar but separate.

  5. These are some great tips! I know I love seeing area rugs in any kind of floor plan – they had dimension to a room.

  6. These are wonderful tips. I love using area rugs. It gives character to any room.

  7. Amazing tips here, thank you much for sharing. I have to say that although our house isn’t open plan the same flooring flows throughout and rugs really help differentiate the room space 🙂

  8. Elizabeth O. says:

    It’s difficult to make sure that your home still has character while maintaining harmony within the different areas of your home with an open floor plan. But these tips are definitely going to help.

  9. Kam Kay says:

    One of my friends is in the process of moving to her new house that has open floor concept. These are wonderful tips, I am sending her way. I am sure she will find these helpful!

  10. I wish I had an open floor plan! The photo above looks so nice.

  11. I love how the clear staircase makes it looks so much more open. So pretty!

  12. Bree says:

    Man, I wish we had an open floor plan. I just love how everything just flows from one place to another.

  13. I love the look of the open concept especially this one with the glass stairs. I probably would have paired it with a nice glass table.

  14. Victoria says:

    I love it! but Im kinda skeptical about the whole glass railing for the stairs. I have this tremor trauma that I experience way back and the idea of the glass cracking and shattering just leaves me gobsmacked! I guess its pretty standard to be using tempered high density glass or automotive grade glass for safety.

  15. Great tips, especially creating harmony, it really makes a house feel more pulled together when you’ve got common elements across the whole house.

  16. Our entry way is so open, it leads directly into our dining room and living room… We’ll definitely be buying an area rug or two to help separate the spaces! Thanks for these tips. 🙂

  17. These are great tips! We have a fairly open floor plan for our living room and kitchen. I use the furniture to break it up into different sections.

  18. Wish we had an open floor plan as it is a great way of making your house look more streamlined. Great tips thank you.

  19. Mary Moore says:

    I agree that harmony is important!! My favorite tip.

  20. Maria says:

    I used to be a fan of open floor concept but now I prefer the old school way of separate rooms – especially to keep noise levels down!

  21. Area rugs are a great suggestion. They definitely help to establish some boundaries.

  22. Rosey says:

    I think an open floor plan would be nice. It would def. be ideal for entertaining.

  23. rocky says:

    Awesome tips you have here … shared and thanks for sharing!

  24. Chanelle says:

    Wonderful tips. Thank you.

  25. my husband loves open floor plans and I do not. It’s a constant struggle especially now when we are looking at new homes!

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