A common challenge for my clients moving to the Northern Neck is how to decorate an open floor plan. Often, they’re leaving homes in the city with more traditional layouts to newer ones with less defined space, lots of glass and expansive water views. Here are my easy tips for addressing an open floor plan:
Decide on the functions of the space and arrange your furniture in zones for different activities.
Use rugs to anchor your furniture groupings and delineate one from another.
Leave enough space between groups for predictable traffic patterns around the room.
Choose a color palette to use throughout the space and stick to it.
As a final touch, add a distinctive light fixture to reinforce the function of the space.
Insider Secret: These tips also apply to small rooms that need to serve more than one purpose!
To makeover the look of your home without spending a fortune, please call me at 804.436.3169, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit me at Brocante Home in Irvington on Friday afternoons.