Whether it’s to allow hosts to interact with guests while cooking, or for parents to keep an eye on kids while they play, open concept spaces have become increasingly popular in modern home design. Without walls to ground each space it is up to internal design to define each living area. A couple of ways to ground each individual living space is to center each around a seating area. Using color to both individualize each space and tie the overall area together also provides a visual cue to each space, as does the use of negative space around each functional area.
- A successfully designed open concept space requires forethought and planning, with individual groupings within the space mapped out in advance
- Each individual grouping area within the space should have a focal point, which can be established through the use of bold furniture pieces, showy light fixtures, or fireplaces, among others.
- Use a carefully harmonized color scheme to pull all the separate areas together into one complete open concept space, prioritizing neutral tones alongside coordinated pops of color
“Between giving hosts the ability to interact with their guests from the kitchen and allowing parents to easily keep an eye on the kids while they play, this type of layout has managed to become synonymous with modern sleekness and convenience.”