Having a functional and practical family space within the home is essential, not only will it be a hub of activity where you can spend quality time together, but it helps to encourage more social time each day. Open-plan living is ideal for family areas, as it enables you to really make the most of the space you have and utilise the room properly, with enough space to spread out and enjoy without feeling too cramped or on top of each other.
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Create Distinct Areas and Zones
It’s important for your family living space to be split up into different areas. Having distinct areas and zones will help to utilise the space properly and enable you to have different things happening at the same time. For example, having a dedicated area for playing games and spending quality time together may be in one part of the room, you may then have another area dedicated to watching TV and winding down on the sofa. By separating these areas up and giving them dedicated spaces, you can ensure your family will focus and be in the moment whatever you choose to do.
You want your open-plan family space to be warm, welcoming and full of character. This area should boast positive energy and make you feel relaxed and at home, so a number of personal touches will really help to achieve this. There are a number of different ways in which you can add character to your family space. Start by giving the room a theme, whether that’s opting for a new colour scheme or transforming the space with new furniture and decorative touches. You can then introduce stylish features such as family photographs and statement artwork pieces to add personality to the space and draw the room together beautifully. The more character the room has, the more it’ll feel homely and welcoming, which is exactly what you want to achieve when working with open-plan living areas.
Bring Nature Indoors
By introducing plants and flowers to your interiors, you are making your family space healthier in an instant. Bringing nature indoors is an extremely beneficial step to take, especially when working with larger spaces that require a little more in the décor department. Having houseplants comes with a number of positives, including making the air clearer, deterring illness and even creating a more positive working environment (which is great if the kids are trying to do their homework!). You’ll also find that houseplants help to lift your mood and make the space feel happier, so it’s time to get some added into your home.
Comfort is Key
When creating your ideal open-plan family living space, you want it to be comfortable. You want this room to be one of, if not the most used room in the home, so having plenty of space to relax, as well as work and focus is key. Make sure you have plenty of seating, enough for the whole family to ensure everyone can enjoy the space together at the same time, as well as having enough space to move around comfortably.