Open Concept Living: Kitchens and Living Rooms

In some houses, you have the ability to look out into the living room while you are preparing dinner. While this is amazing feature of your home, this can produce different questions- how do you remodel and decorate to make it flow?

One of the major areas of consideration in this situation is going to be color. In order to make the two rooms look unified, it is best to stick with neutral colors and keep to the same accent colors for both rooms. If you are having problems matching pillows and appliances, it might be best to stick with neutral colors throughout with pops of bright colors as accents.

Another area of focus will be the floors. To fully unify both rooms, consider using the same wood, tile or stone flooring throughout the space, with an area rug in the living room. This is one of the many things that you can do in order to establish the living room as its own space, without interrupting the flow of the rooms and make a great focus.

Islands are a great tool for open concepts. Whether it be that you use it to cook at or use for seating, it is a way to keep eating in the kitchen and dining room area, while making everyone from the two rooms feel included in the experience.

Consider the number of windows in your living room. Are you able to make them a focus of the room? Having an open concept that leads out the backyard will make your space look and feel even bigger.

Having an open floor concept in your home is great for hosting parties, family dinners, and feeling closer to those who are in your home. Once you make the decision to open up your home, opportunities for decoration will open up just as much.