Tips On Decorating Your Open Plan Living Space

Open plan living offers a variety of benefits including a light and bright space, enough room to entertain and functional areas. Depending on how big or small your floor plan is, you may be finding it challenging to decorate the living space you are working with. We’ve compiled our favourite ways to decorate your open plan living space so you can begin to make it feel like home.

 

Complementary feature areas

Creating small feature areas in a bigger room will help add interest and ensure the room decor all ties together. Here are a few modern ways to incorporate this into your space.


Add a colour block arch

This colour block arch trend has taken over Instagram by storm and it’s no wonder why! Introducing new shapes and colour into the home brightens up the room and instantly adds an area of interest to your living space. Whether you decide to paint it on or use a sticker, there’s plenty of ways to add this to your home.

 

Smart panelling


Living room with stylish grey panelling

 

Panelling is another trend that is slowly making its way back into the interior design world. The traditional trend has been revamped to include modern and contemporary designs so you can utilise panels in your home. Whether you are looking to create the illusion of higher ceilings or a feature wall, there is a modern panelling solution out there that suits your style and home.

 

Mirrors


Full length mirror in a large hallway


Create the impression of a bigger, brighter space through mirrors. Large, leaning mirrors can add a dramatic feature to your open plan living space whilst being practical in terms of light and use. Styling your mirrors with your existing home decor is an easy task and won’t cost you the earth either.

Play with the light

Lighting is a key part of open plan living as the aim is to ensure the space is kept bright and airy. Whether you have an open plan living dining room, kitchen dining space or living kitchen and dining area, we’ve got you covered.

 

Vertical blinds

 

Blue blackout vertical blinds in a large dining room patio door

Our vertical blinds are the perfect option for larger windows and rooms as they allow you to keep the privacy of your home whilst controlling the light. Available in a variety of styles, patterns and shades, our vertical blinds are a great choice.
 
Our high quality made-to-measure blinds also come in blackout fabrics, waterproof and solar control so you can ensure the blinds are fit for purpose.

 

Sheer voiles

 

White voile roller blinds in large dining room windows
 

Another great addition to your open plan living space is our sheer voiles. Offering style and plenty of light, the transparency of the blinds still provide privacy, making them practical and trendy.

 

Additional lighting

 

Open plan living room with stylish lighting

 

With lighting being an important part of open plan living, it’s good to consider adding lighting fixtures, whether it’s on the ceiling, floor or table. A statement ceiling lighting is guaranteed to bring interest to the room whilst being practical too.

 

Incorporate textures

 

Open plan dining room with a grey rug and stylish white dining table set

 

Keep your home and space interesting through different textures. Whether it’s through wooden flooring, wallpaper or your blinds, there’s plenty of options. Small accessories such as rugs, throws and pillows could also help achieve a similar look and vibe without being too costly and can easily be switched out seasonally or as your interior design style changes.
 

Need new blinds in time for Christmas? 

 


Shop All Pre-Christmas Delivery Blinds

Blog Posts

Black is Back

Black is Back

Explore our pick of dream monochrome interiors. Black is always a style staple & works perfectly within home interiors. Chic, modern & definitely insta worthy! Let us lead the way & help you create a wondrous black and white home.
 

Read more >
How to style plants in your home

How to style plants in your home

In this blog we are going to explore the best way to include plants within your home styling. The most insta worthy plant accessories & even the best plants to boost your mood!

Read more >
Choosing Wooden Blinds

Choosing Wooden Blinds

Wooden blinds are the go to for an on trend, modern home. In this piece we are going to explore the beauty of made to measure wooden blinds but also look a little at the practicality of them. We aim to show they are NOT a case of style over substance!

Read more >
What our customers say
five stars
11 hours ago
Genesis Blackout Black
Nice blinds and good service. Thank you!
S.
five stars
14 hours ago
Deco Bone
Lovely blind, great fit, would highly recommend
Debra
five stars
14 hours ago
Astratto Mid Grey
Slightly different colours either side of the slat, but look really nice and modern
Susan
five stars
14 hours ago
Premier Bright White
Beautiful blinds...l now have them in my office and spare bedroom. They look like shutters and...
Mrs Amanda Crockford
five stars
16 hours ago
Verona Prime 25mm Gloss Bright White
Good quality and easy to install. If screws provided would of helped.
Sharon Atkinson
five stars
16 hours ago
Bamboo Silver
Love my replacement slats. Perfect. Excellent quality.
Mrs MASSEY
five stars
17 hours ago
Premier Taped Bright White
Great fit Delighted with our new blinds made the windows look so good!
Hayley
five stars
18 hours ago
Ripple White
I would buy again
Barry Young
Rated 4.0 out of 5 based on 37,033 reviews on Trustpilot Logo
Payment methods
Swift Direct Blinds Ltd. 177, Lockwood Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3TG | Company No. 1190828 | VAT No. 184549920

By default we will only keep your items in your basket for 30 days. Log in or create an account to permanently save items in your basket and access it on any device any time.

Log In / Create account to save items