In this post I’m sharing helpful design rules on how to arrange furniture with an open concept floor plan. These design tips will show you how to arrange your furniture – the right way – to create a cohesive layout that feels cozy and looks pulled together! Open concept is an architectural and interior design term for a floor plan where walls and doors are eliminated between rooms. Arranging furniture for a proper layout is so important for function, good movement and dictates how a home looks and feels.
What are the mistakes people make with furniture layout in an open concept floor plan? The biggest mistake people make is that they spread their furniture out in the spaces without clustering them in groups or zones.
They also don’t use area rugs to define each zone which makes furniture look like a showroom, not a home. Also furniture that’s too small will make an open concept home look empty and cold. I recently had a client that bought a loveseat and a sofa with a chaise that just didn’t work in her open concept living room- dining room.
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optional two host chairs on either side of the sideboard for extra seating during the holidays