Open layouts are a very popular feature in modern interiors, both in small apartment and in large houses because they visually enlarge the space and bring a feeling of freedom.
However, such a floor plan may look badly disorganized. Small apartment may look cluttered and in big spaces you may get inappropriate emptiness, so how to avoid these things? there are some visual techniques to avoid such problems, and you needn’t create any partitions. Furniture, colors, accessories, decorations will help you decorate to advantage. Some of them can be used together for a better effect, let’s have a look.
Using furniture is the easiest and most obvious way, and it really works and doesn’t require much effort. The human brain percepts the objects standing side by side as a whole, and furniture in open layouts is no exception. This way all the areas will be clearly defined, and if you can’t afford a wall or a partition, furniture is your best way.
You may use sofas of various kinds and sizes, shelving units and chests to arrange them as partitions. Put this furniture in parallel or perpendicular or add dynamics with 30 or 45 degrees to each other. You will be surprised how much the perception of the place will change.
Different Floor Levels And Covers
Raise the part of the floor creating a podium to separate the spaces. Place some very popular area on this podium level – a living room, a dining space or else, and some public space on the lower level. Remember that even the podium may be used to advantage, and you can place some storage inside – just make drawers inside the steps and voila!
Another idea is to use different floor cover for separating zones, and it’s super popular and actual today. This way you can divide a kitchen and a dining space or a living room and dining room and so on. You can use the same floor cover of different shades or structure or go for absolutely different covers, like laminate and floor tiles, for example, it’s a hot trend and looks very eye-catching.
The ceiling can be decorated in various ways dividing it into zones – just add some decorative elements like plaster or different chandeliers, separate the ceiling into zones and make it even multi-leveled. Use different lamps and chandeliers to highlight each area, they will look especially cool on different ceiling levels.