13 Airy and Open Floor Plans We Love

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From a design standpoint, it can be easier to decorate a home’s main living spaces when they are separate, divided rooms. Couches have designated places to go, the wall color can differ room by room, and the mess in the kitchen doesn’t have to affect the company hanging out in the living room. An open-concept living space means that the aesthetic has to be fairly consistent throughout, but when it’s done well, it’s gorgeous.

The common living area is designed for community. We love that these spaces aren’t closed off, but instead encourage visual engagement from area to area. We’ve seen so many lovely open layouts over the years on Design*Sponge and we’ve selected a few of our favorites to share here today. Find inspiration for creating a cohesive and comfortable look in these 13 large, open living areas. –Lauren

  1. Camille says:

    Love a good open layout. My favorite spaces are: one, nine, and thirteen.

  2. New fan of the open layout! Definitely different philosophy on decorating but, when the look is done right, so gorgeous!

  3. Cara says:

    I love this! Beautiful…

  4. Jill says:

    Opening up our living space has seriously changed the way we live in our home. It was the best thing we could have done for our house and for our family. We find that we spend more time together. Mornings with the kids and mealtimes are easier now since I can be in the same room as them getting food ready, while still interacting with them as they all do their own thing. It makes our modest house feel huge and light and open and really does bring us all together. These examples are gorgeous.


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