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5 Ideas for Spacious Living with an Open Floor Plan


A small apartment is one of the most common living arrangements. In fact, more than half of U.S. households have less than 1,000 square feet of space in their homes. But that doesn't mean you have to live like a hermit. In fact, there are plenty of ways to maximize your small apartment and make it feel larger than life! Here are 5 ideas for maximizing space in an open floor plan:

Define Zones by Raising the Bar

If you have enough space in your kitchen to fit a bar, consider using it to define zones. A wall-mounted or stand-alone bar can serve as a physical separation between the dining area and the rest of the house. If you’re tight on space, consider a partial separation—for example, an island that includes storage plus seating on one side, but opens up onto other parts of the house on its other sides.

You can also use a bar to define multiple rooms within your open floor plan. For example:

  • Use an island as an informal dining table (or work surface) in front of living room seating and entertainment areas while keeping sinks and countertops out of sight behind closed doors or cabinets when not needed.
  • Install shelving above a stove top along with attractive lighting fixtures above it so cooking becomes as much about presentation as taste or nutrition!

Use Rugs

If you want to create a living space with an open floor plan, there are several ways to do so. One of the most common ways is to use rugs. Rugs can help define a space and help sound insulation. They also provide warmth and style which can be important when trying to make your home feel more comfortable.

If you're looking for a rug that will last long enough as well as be easy on your feet, consider getting one made out of wool or cotton material instead of synthetic materials like nylon or polyester. The reason why these other types don't hold up as well is that they tend not be able to absorb moisture as easily when compared with natural fibers such as wool - this can cause mold growth underneath where you live!

Separate the Room with Furniture

Separating the room with furniture can be a great way to maximize living space.

You can create an area for dining by placing a table and chairs in one corner. Alternatively, you could use the same area as an open kitchen and dining space.

You can create a lounge area by arranging sofas and chairs around your favorite reading or TV viewing chair or sofa. You may want to add some pillows and blankets on the floor nearby so that you can stretch out without getting up from your seat when you want a nap or just need some extra comfort while enjoying yourself. This will also give people who come over plenty of room to relax without having to get up from their seats all the time, especially if they're playing video games together!

One thing that I really love about open-plan homes is that there's no need for separate rooms for things like studies or play areas since it's all right there together instead :)

Add Room Dividers or Partitions

If your home is in need of an open floor plan, but you don't want it to feel too open and bare, consider adding room dividers or partitions. Room dividers can be used to create separate areas for multiple purposes. For example, if you want a formal dining area that doesn't get in the way of other living spaces, try setting up one side of your living room as a dining space using room dividers. You could also set up a home office by creating an office area at one end of your house with a desk and filing cabinet behind some curtains or wooden panels.If you have an empty corner on the other side of the house far away from any other rooms or areas where people usually congregate (such as bedrooms), then this would be a perfect spot for another partitioned off area such as a home gym.You can also use these dividers or partitions to create smaller bookshelves or storage spaces throughout your house as well!

Hang Curtains to Define Space

If you have an open plan space, you can use curtains to define areas. This can help you separate the kitchen from the living room and make sure that each area has its own purpose. Curtains can also be used to create privacy and add warmth to a room. They are also an easy way to hide storage in your home if it's not something that you want out in plain sight all of the time!

You can also use them to add color or even style of some kind if you want more than just the standard curtain rod option that most people opt for these days (we'll get back on this later).

You can live comfortably in a small, open space.

Open floor plans are popular because they offer a lot of space for the price. However, these homes also take more effort to keep clean, maintain and decorate. Open floor plans can be difficult to furnish and arrange if you want to create a comfortable living space with all the amenities you need. If you're willing to put in some extra work, however, open floor plans can really maximize your living space and make it more enjoyable and functional than anything else!


We hope these tips have given you a few ideas on how to live comfortably in a small home. While space may be limited, there are always ways to maximize it—and we hope that our ideas will help you make the most of your living situation!

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