Open space living is a concept that has become quite popular in recent years. With houses and apartments becoming smaller than ever, modern living rooms today can do better without unnecessary partition walls. In other words, merging living, dining and kitchen areas can open up your interiors visually, and enhance the flow of light and air. Plus, the common area will seem bigger and brighter. So, take a look at these 10 fantastic open space living ideas to incorporate them in your property too. Credit for the ideas goes to the architects at Sandarbh Design Studio in Bangalore.
We love how the modern living space here connects with a large balcony through glass doors on one side, and with the compact dining space on the other side. A corner has been reserved for a couple of peppy green armchairs and a multicoloured rug too. All lines are sleek and trendy.
Combining the kitchen and dining areas, at least partially, is a big trend these days. Here, you can see how wooden furniture has been paired with soft pastels to create a fashionable and neat look. The open kitchen allows diners to interact with the chef easily.
Wooden elements, a peaked ceiling and a large corner window make this living space very comfy, and the mellow lighting and potted greens add to the effect too. But what steals the show is the small staircase that leads to the well-organised home office and makes this area multi-functional.
It is beautiful how a simple yet elegant living space has been integrated with a bar area with vintage chairs and a lavish wine cabinet. This open living space receives ample natural light and the solid wooden furniture make for a sophisticated look.
Merging a living area with a courtyard is perhaps one of the best ideas ever! See how the traditional wooden furniture, the lush greenery, and the earthen hues like red and brick come together to make the scene so inviting. Natural light and chevron tiles in the courtyard add to the beauty.
Soft greys and whites make this open living area very soothing and classy. The wooden staircase and ceiling beams lend some warmth and also add extra functionality to the space. We especially love how the stairs take you to a small den with poufs and neat shelves for books.
The concept of open living can be applied to kids’ rooms too, as you can see in this one. Cute and vibrant furniture along with lively wall decor make the room very welcoming. As you can see, the kids can dine here with friends, as well as play, read and organise all their toys and games too. The commendable length of the room makes things very convenient.
Vintage style wooden furniture makes this open plan living and dining area very classy. Soft yet sufficient lighting add to the comfort factor, while the openness makes sure that all kinds of furniture and even indoor greenery can be aesthetically accommodated.
Modern wooden elements, sleek designs and soft hues make this space very relaxing, and the way the kitchen connects with the dining add to the convenience. Note how easy it is to prepare meals in the well-planned kitchen and talk to guests at the round dining table at the same time.
Opening up a kitchen can do wonders for your living area, and this image shows why. See how the golden lighting from the stylish pendant lights, the wooden surfaces and the colourful knickknacks make this open kitchen a warm and happy place to be. This layout eases communication while you get your chores done.
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