The ceiling in this open plan dining and living room soars up over two stories and, along with plentiful windows, gives the space an instant connection with the outdoors. Also, not one, not two, but three televisions make sure not a moment of any game is missed.
This contemporary open plan kitchen and living area keeps style at the forefront while also covering the practical basics. In the living area, a flatscreen TV is cleverly mounted above the fireplace, making efficient use of wall space.
This spacious, open floor plan allows guests to easily transition between the living room and kitchen areas. A neutral leather sofa and round glass table are included in the living room, while the large white kitchen features a peninsula with two black stools for casual dining.
High ceilings, an all-over neutral wall color and large windows keep this living room light and bright. Heather gray sofas and fun brown and cream striped armchairs provide cozy places to relax, while the open floor plan allows for easy transition into the adjacent kitchen and dining spaces.
This modern open plan kitchen and living room is kept bright with plenty of white, clean lines and stainless steel appliances. The grey kitchen island, topped with white marble, coordinates with the grey sectional sofa. Square barstools with brass legs and white leather cushions create fashionable seats for dining casually. The ultramodern, multi-bulb ceiling light fixture adds a spot of special visual interest.
A long L-shaped gray sofa acts as a subtle delineation between the living and dining room in this open plan space. Sky blue chairs around the dining table add a fun pop of color to the mostly gray and white space.
This Austin, Texas, bungalow features an open floor plan that combines the living spaces with the kitchen. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the ceiling, while a graphic gray area rug grounds the space. A variety of textures and materials combine for a visually interesting living room.
This neutral kitchen features white cabinetry and butch block countertops. The open nature of the kitchen allows for direct access to the living room, which features a white sofa, a natural woven area rug and a large entertainment center.
Being able to see the kiddos watch TV while you make dinner is great, but sometimes the crazy-popular open floor plan can pose a few design challenges. Here are a few ways to make sure your rooms feel intimate and inviting without sacrificing those sight lines!
After removing several walls and adding structural reinforcements, the kitchen of this Encino, California, home was opened up to a large living room with a sleek marble bar and renovated fireplace. A wine cellar will face the kitchen next to an informal dining space.
A French country style kitchen with an island flows into a transitional neutral living room with linen curtains. The white sectional couch provides plenty of seating and faces the kitchen making this space perfect for gathering.
An extension of the kitchen, the living area is stylish and comfortable with kid-friendly surfaces and a mix of textures. Color is brought in via pops of blue and orange (love those barstools and stove!).
A charcoal gray shag area rug adds a cozy element to the neutral tile floor. A sleek gray sofa and neutral love seat is paired with a glass coffee table and white wingback chair for this cozy yet contemporary living room.
A neutral area rug adds warmth to the gray-and-white tile floor and helps tie together the living room seating area. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to pour into the space, which features comfortable, contemporary furniture.