Connect with H&H

Designing an Open Concept Plan

larijohn's picture

My husband and I are building a new home with a very open concept main floor.  The kitchen, dining area, and living room is one large area 36x16.  We are really struggling with how to make a cohesive look throughout the room.  Do we do dark wood floors and light/white cabinets? Should our mantel be white if the cabinets are white?  We really like mixing old and new pieces but aren't sure how to balance everything.  Any suggestions would help!

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
spersaud's picture

Hi, larijohn!

Open concept spaces can be a bit tricky sometimes.

Here are some articles and videos on decorating open concept spaces that may help:

Many of these pieces focus on using a common "thread" throughout the space to keep the room feeling cohesive — be that a particular colour, fabric, window covering, etc.

Good luck!



Comment Guidelines

We welcome your feedback on H&H reserves the right to remove any unsuitable personal remarks made about the bloggers, hosts, homeowners and/or guests we feature. Please keep your comments focused on decorating, design, cooking and other lifestyle topics. Adopt a tone you would be willing to use in person and do not make slanderous remarks or use denigrating language. If you see a comment that you believe violates any of the guidelines outlined above, please click “Flag as inappropriate.” Thank you.