L-Shaped Open Floorplan

Open Floor PlanQuestion:

I have an open floor plan in an L-shape (kitchen, dining, & living). When entering the front door, there is a large area about 15 ft or more that I can’t figure out what to do with. I have tried placing different furniture, but nothing feels right. It is just too much space with nothing in it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.



Dear Tina,

Open Floor PlanWhat a great home you have! We just love the open space, but we also understand your dilemma of defining specific areas in such a wide open space. One of the ways to define an area is with a rug, creating visual definition. We suggest our Leondra Rug (either the 6’ x 9’ or 8’ x 10’) and our 48″ Round Party Table covered with our Burlap Fringed Party Tablecloth. It should create a welcoming entrance that is now defined and specific. You can place a large object d’art or a large vase of flowers for impact, and maybe a tray to hold your keys or mail. The key to defining this space is the rug. We noticed you have an area rug in front of your door, so we suggest changing that rug for the smaller Leondra Rug to coordinate with the vignette.

Here’s hoping that our suggestions will solve your dilemma. Please send us an email on your thoughts to our solution, and of course some pictures of the completed project.

The Style Studio Team

Open Floor Plan

Posted 10/6/09

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