3 Small Open Layout Decor Tips And 23 Ideas

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Open layouts are extremely popular in design today as they allow to get maximum of your space and flood it with light completely but we usually see large spaces. What if you have a smaller space and you still want to create an open floor plan there? Don’t worry, there are ways to go and there are tips that may help you design what you want. Let’s take a look at them!

Go Minimalist With The Furniture

Furniture is always the main thing in any space and if you have a smaller space that you wanna keep as open as possible, the easiest way is to go big. You may say that this isn’t logical at all but this is a traditional tip for all small spaces: large scale furniture make the room look more open than lots of smaller pieces that clutter it. For example, a single large sofa will give more sitting space than lots of individual chairs that will make your room look cluttered. Depending on the layout of the room, you could use a long sofa, a sectional or even add a loveseat.

a large sectional sofa like this one will sit a lot of people and will declutter the space

a large sectional sofa like this one will sit a lot of people and will declutter the space

large chairs, an ottoman and a sofa declutter the living room part giving enough sitting space at the same time

large chairs, an ottoman and a sofa declutter the living room part giving enough sitting space at the same time

large scale furniture in the living room zone are a stylish idea and they provide enough sitting space

large scale furniture in the living room zone are a stylish idea and they provide enough sitting space

consider the layout and choose the furniture accordingly, if a sectional won't fit, prefer a smaller sofa or loveseat

consider the layout and choose the furniture accordingly, if a sectional won't fit, prefer a smaller sofa or loveseat

a large bed provides much comfort for sleeping and a large grey sofa in the living room gives enough sitting space

a large bed provides much comfort for sleeping and a large grey sofa in the living room gives enough sitting space

the living room is furnished with large scale furniture and is decluttered with the help of it

the living room is furnished with large scale furniture and is decluttered with the help of it

Keep It Bright

The common rule for open layouts is going neutral and adding bright touches if necessary, and smaller open spaces are no exception. Lighter colors help keep spaces feeling free and open. Also, keeping the area well-lit will help it feel more open since darker spaces usually automatically feel closed off. You might consider elements like large windows or skylights. These will keep the natural light flowing into the space. If they aren’t an option, go for stylish chandeliers and various lamps you like.

a small open floor plan decorated in white, light greys and blakc touches for soem drama

a small open floor plan decorated in white, light greys and blakc touches for soem drama

a small minimalist open floor plan done in white, greys and soem black details to make the interior look more chic

a small minimalist open floor plan done in white, greys and soem black details to make the interior look more chic

a small and welcoming open floor plan uniting the kitchen and entryway is done in white and light-colored wood

a small and welcoming open floor plan uniting the kitchen and entryway is done in white and light-colored wood

a tiny open floor plan is illuminated as much as possible, with wall and pendant lamps to make it bright

a tiny open floor plan is illuminated as much as possible, with wall and pendant lamps to make it bright

much natural light and pendant lamps over each space make the open floor plan bright and welcoming

much natural light and pendant lamps over each space make the open floor plan bright and welcoming

a neutral open layout done in white, cremay shades, light-colored wood and plywood

a neutral open layout done in white, cremay shades, light-colored wood and plywood

illuminate each part of your open layout with pendant lamps, wall lamps and chandeliers

illuminate each part of your open layout with pendant lamps, wall lamps and chandeliers

avoid using much dark color in decorating, if you want, use just some to make your space more dramatic

avoid using much dark color in decorating, if you want, use just some to make your space more dramatic

a small farmhouse open layout done in neutrals and with pastel touches looks larger than a dark one could look

a small farmhouse open layout done in neutrals and with pastel touches looks larger than a dark one could look

a completely neutral open floor plan is made deeper and cooler wiht dark wooden beams and rich stained wooden floors

a completely neutral open floor plan is made deeper and cooler wiht dark wooden beams and rich stained wooden floors

an open layout filled with natural light from each side and illuminated with pendant lamps if needed

an open layout filled with natural light from each side and illuminated with pendant lamps if needed

a welcoming open floor plan done with rustic touches, mustard elements and wicker details

a welcoming open floor plan done with rustic touches, mustard elements and wicker details

Create A Focal Point

A focal point is a must in every room, whether it’s an open layout or not, as it adds visual interest to the space. One focal point item will add plenty of style to your space without cluttering up the smaller area the way designs with more working parts might. You may include an accent wall, a fireplace, either real or faux, a single piece of larger, bold furniture, a piece of large wall art. Organize all the rest of your furniture around this focal point to make it seen.

a black statement wall with a couple of dark mirrors is a statement feature in the space

a black statement wall with a couple of dark mirrors is a statement feature in the space

a graphite grey statement wall with artworks and a TV takes over the whole space giving it a modern feel

a graphite grey statement wall with artworks and a TV takes over the whole space giving it a modern feel

a hearth as a focal point in the living room is a very cozy and cool feature

a hearth as a focal point in the living room is a very cozy and cool feature

a black and white space with a pink statement wall as a focal point that adds color to the layout

a black and white space with a pink statement wall as a focal point that adds color to the layout

a black statement wall with a gallery wall is a cool and chic focal point for an open layout

a black statement wall with a gallery wall is a cool and chic focal point for an open layout