An open-concept floor plan is usually a “great room” that combines multiple rooms in one shared space. As the trend toward smaller apartments with less square footage continues, an open concept can make a space seem much larger and brighter. The open flow from the kitchen to the living areas becomes a social hub for entertaining and socializing. This allows us to cook and communicate without the obstructions of walls.
If designed and decorated properly, these spaces are not only multifunctional, but also reflect a casual, contemporary style of living. However, the absence of walls results in the need to create separate living areas within one large space. Introduce subtle, yet distinct, differences between the kitchen, living, and dining areas while still following a consistent style.
6 Ways to Liven Up Your Open Space
Here are six tips that will help you create the perfect open-concept style.
Select a theme
Start by choosing a color palette that you can repeat to create a consistent style. While most open concepts feature a neutral backdrop color, introducing colors and textures in pillows, fabrics, and accent chairs in complementary hues can define distinct spaces.
Keep your space open
It’s an open-concept space, so keep it open. Avoid obstructing the path of movement and sight lines with inappropriate furniture. If you have the luxury of large windows, take advantage of the views and natural light.
Choose rental furniture for open-concept spaces
Before you rent furniture, carve out and measure the zones that you are planning for the living and dining areas. Choose furniture that will fit proportionately while still providing movement. Create furniture groupings to define separate spaces with area rugs, décor, and lighting. Brook offers popular rental dining table and chair styles in glass and acrylic that work to keep an open concept airy and modern.
Create focal points with furniture
Create a focal point in each area, such as a dramatic piece of rented artwork, an oversized chandelier, or a stand-out rug. These help to define a living space while adding a sense of personality and style.
Use area rugs to define spaces
Area rugs are one of the best ways to define specific living areas in an open-concept floor plan design. Brook offers a large variety of rental area rugs in natural hues, chic solids, and bold, colorful patterns that will bring a sense of sophistication, warmth, and elegance to any space.
Find furniture that doubles as storage
Remember: There is often less storage space in an open-concept floor plan. When renting furniture, consider pieces that can perform double duty in style and organization, such as ottomans, cabinets, and hutches.
Brook Furniture Rental offers the perfect furnishings for apartment decorating, from fabulous sofas and occasional chairs to dining sets, rugs, and accessories. Furnish your open-concept floor plan with Brook.