26 Dic Open space and furniture: the best design picks
Open space and furniture, where to start?
The word open space is a term taken from the English language, now also commonly used in Italian, which literally translates as ’spazio aperto’ (open space). In general, open space means a very large living space without cumbersome plaster or plasterboard walls delimiting the various rooms in the house. The term is also suitable for flats with small square footage, where the choice to create an open space stem from the need to create a large, bright, and airy environment that avoids giving the impression of being in a narrow space.
Whether you have a very spacious flat, an office, a loft, or a small house at your disposal in which you have decided to create an open space, the next step is surely to ask yourself some questions.
Open space and furniture, where to start? What are the latest trends? How to arrange the furniture without risking overdoing things? Can I still divide the living area from the sleeping area? And many other questions that will surely crowd your mind. We hope to answer the most common ones, let’s get started!
Modern open space furniture ideal for co-working
When we talk about open space, we must not limit our thoughts to independent living, we must go further. In recent years, for example, people are increasingly choosing open spaces for offices, providing employees with large tables positioned in the middle of the room on which they can work individually or in teams.
This open space organisation is perfectly suited to co-working, a working style that originated abroad and is now also very popular in Italy, which allows people who do not belong to the same office to work in a common space, either individually or in the company of someone else.
For those who want to apply this space sharing in the office – but at the same time divide a main room from a cafeteria or relaxation area – it is often preferred to install wide sliding glass panels that reach up to the roof. In this way, a division is made without making the spaces narrow, cramped, or taking away light and continuity.
Open-space kitchen/living room furniture
Let’s take a step back and return to private homes: open spaces have become increasingly trendy, whether for those with very large house layouts – a loft, for example – or for those with smaller spaces who want a less cramped and more open space.
One usually chooses to apply an open space style to that part of the house known as the living area, which includes the kitchen, dining room and living room. In this case, which is the most suitable open space kitchen-living room furniture? Having a lot of space available makes it possible to insert a large island in the kitchen area, a beautiful extendable dining table in the dining room and centralised furniture in the living room area.
In the living room, it is also possible to make clever use of some of the furniture, combining design and practicality: for example, choosing a chest of drawers of medium height and with several lengthwise sweeps, it will allow you to create a certain division between two rooms, without losing the continuity of the open space.
Always pay attention to where and how to place furniture in an open space: choose either to place it adjacent to the walls, leaving enough space in the rest of the room, or gather it towards the centre. In any case, do not exaggerate with the quantity, otherwise, you risk creating confusion despite plenty of available space. As they say, ‘too much is too much’, so better to adopt the technique of ‘Less is more’!
Sliding doors and panels for your open space?
In more modern flats, open space has also arrived in the sleeping area, creating bedrooms with an original, sophisticated, and luxurious look. Occasionally, when there is the possibility of an en-suite bathroom, the walls dividing the two spaces are knocked down, leaving only the sanitary fittings and a beautiful exposed bathtub with modern and elegant lines. Another solution could be to put in a divider made of sliding glass and metal panels, leaving the bathroom in view.
Unlike the sleeping area, in the area comprising the kitchen, living room and dining room, the bathroom or utility room cannot be left visible: in this case, an elegant sliding door such as Eurocassonetto’s Frameless could be the most practical choice, without giving up a design touch.
Sliding doors can also be useful in the context of the living area. You may want an open space, but still want a minimum division between the kitchen and the rest of the living area. The most suitable solution falls on the use of a sliding door such as Michelangelo by Eurocassonetto, which, if necessary, will make it possible to hide the kitchen and at the same time gain space and continuity between the rooms.
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