Designing a small apartment can be quite a challenge, especially in furniture arrangement. In such cases, choosing an open floor plan layout is an excellent choice, considering that it is flexible and interactive.
When it comes to creativity, open floor plans provide endless opportunities for you to get creative with your decor and furniture setup.
Here, we present 5 design-savvy ideas for a fantastic apartment.
1. Create some symmetry
A mirror-image in your apartment can instantly make your small room appear more extensive, more appealing, and more organised. The visual harmony stemming from a symmetrical arrangement is appealing and exudes a calming and chic vibe.
Larger furniture pieces are a great fit in expansive spaces, and vice versa. Such furniture will create a balanced look; absorbing most of the area that would appear unoccupied with small furniture. Use matching sofas to bring in order and a symmetrical look to your room. Then, any contrast can be merged in, such as mismatched trunks, desk, table and framed arts of any design. It would be awesome to stick to a palette of neutrals and natural tones to make the room look brighter and more spacious.
2. Mirror, mirror on the wall
Make your small apartment look bigger and brighter by strategically placing mirrors around. Hanging or leaning a large mirror on the wall opposite a window will maximise natural light, and have the room opened up. Try putting mirrors on facing walls and find out how remarkable the effect will be.
You can also place mirrored or high-shine chrome furniture. This reflections around the room create an illusion of space and offer functionality with no addition of visual mess as they blend impeccably with the room space.
3. Create practical spaces
If you are designing an open kitchen, forget the classic kitchen-dining arrangement. Instead, make it a perfect gathering spot by adding bar stools and deep sofas. Also, you can stretch a small apartment kitchen space by painting it white (or off-white) to reflect light and enhance the sense of space. With white on cabinetry, countertops, walls, and the ceiling, the kitchen space looks seamless and without boundaries. The design appears a little less formal but welcoming and cosy for everyone.
A layered look is also a bane to open floor plans. Rugs play an essential role in mapping out conversation areas depending on its design. For example, a large natural-fibre carpet sets the stage that blends with the room’s decorations, while the layered rugs on top help differentiate the shiny seating area from the corner occupied by the piano.
It’s a pretty crafty technique provided your furnishings is of a wide range, and you can blend the multiple-layered rugs with the styles and designs. When area rugs are positioned within each zone, you can easily differentiate the diverse well-designed areas of the room.
4. Multipurpose yet one
Introduce your main pieces, such as sofas, kitchen island counters, and dining tables, parallel and perpendicular to each other as you deem fit. It’s about making a beautiful and perfect balanced look out of the setting. There is always the need to unify the spaces and merge the details in the colours.
However, in a less spacious apartment, choose furniture that suits a small space, such as small tables and upholstered club chairs so you can live in an area without cramming in your furnishings.
What’s your take on wood designs compared to others? In open floor plans, large furniture pieces, such as upholstery and a long banquet-like table, will be beautiful and be fitting for the space available. Wood pieces with slender silhouettes come with some flair and homeowners will appreciate it.
Note that with a slim design, plenty of space is made available for walking around the room as well as a workspace.
5. Opt for a modern room
What about choosing a modern room design with towering windows and elevated ceilings? These elements provide comfort and sophistication. Instead of expensive leathers and warm colours, we recommend a pair of pretty simple bright sofas that possess gold and crystal accents. Couple that with an abstract art that unites both the living and the dining areas. You can’t go wrong with a white, gold, and blonde-wood colour scheme.