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Having to cohesively decorate your home can be a difficult task. This can be particularly true when you have a lot of individual rooms to deal with. This process can be made harder when you have an open-concept space. You want each “room” to still have its own character but everything is in one large room. Differentiating your kitchen from your living room might seem impossible. Luckily, our team here at Teka Kitchen has some handy tips on how you can successfully blend your open-concept kitchen with your house.
Set Defined Areas
Even though this might initially come across as counterproductive, since you are trying to blend the rooms seamlessly, it is still important to define each area in order to have a clear outline of where your living room, kitchen, and dining room begin and end. This is going to allow the rooms to have a cohesive look to them and showcase each room’s purpose. An easy way to do this is by using area rugs for each space. You can easily integrate rugs in your overall floor plan by utilizing area rugs under your dining room table and in the middle of the living room furniture, along with using kitchen floor runners.
Keep It Clean & Tidy
Creating cohesivity between the rooms means getting rid of anything that breaks it up. This means getting rid of any and all clutter from every room. This includes things like food processors, toasters, pots & pans, and a blender that are left out on countertops. It also includes things getting left on barstools, couches, chairs, etc. This means you need to figure out ways to make these excess items vanish from view. Doing this will ensure clean sight lines where your eyes can travel throughout the entire room as a whole.
Use Visual Displays
In order to effectively unite your kitchen with your living room, utilizing open shelving is a great way to do it. With this trendy shelving in your kitchen, you are able to showcase things from your kitchen like mugs and dinner plates that match the aesthetic of your living room. Just like you have shelves in your living room, your kitchen shelves carry the same purpose now. To marry the two rooms even more, throw in some knickknacks amongst your kitchen stuff to harmoniously bring the two rooms closer together.
Showcase Architectural Detailing
Kitchen walls are often forgotten. But don’t make the mistake of overlooking wall detailing. You can use lines in order to create sight lines that draw people’s eyes to certain points and around the room. You can use trim, molding, or paneling on your walls separating two rooms. This will seamlessly transition the rooms and make it look like a unified space. Additionally, you can use these details on adjoining rooms to add charm, character, and flare!
Have a Neutral Palette
It’s always fun to use big, bold, and bright colours in a kitchen, throw in some texture and you will have a very charismatic space. But if you are looking to bring together your kitchen and living room, this is not the way to go. Doing so can completely separate the rooms instead of blending them together. It is best to pick a single colour scheme and use it throughout the entire space. Some questions to consider are as follows: [Text Wrapping Break]-Does your kitchen colour complement a design aspect in your living room or dining room?[Text Wrapping Break]-Do the cupboards match the colours in your furniture?
Blending the spaces doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do everything the same. It’s about picking subtle similarities and playing off of them in both areas, such as using similar neutral tones or hues in each space to help identify it as different but one of the same simultaneously.
How We Can Help
Seamlessly amalgamating an open concept kitchen with the rest of your house can be quite challenging. Our team here at Teka Kitchen would love to help you create a beautiful living space. We can help you blend all these rooms together while utilizing all the tips above. Give us a call today at 416-877-4030 if you are interested in our custom design in Concord.