Interior design is increasingly moving to a time where interior spaces are integrated, allowing for a very social, engaging and spacious environment. You get an open, bright and friendly home that maximizes the square footage!
However, it can sometimes be difficult to furnish and decorate spaces properly when they are integrated because you need to learn how to create balance and harmony between the colours, furniture and distribution.
Not to fear, today we are going to point out three mistakes that you are making when it comes to integrating a dining room and living room:
1. Defining a focal point to maintain harmony in both spaces
2. Clearly delimiting the different zones with decor and lighting
3. Following the same style for a living room and dining room
You won't believe how many options exist!
Neutral and earthy tones create balance and harmony throughout, connecting spaces.
If you're looking for classic integration, opt for black and white.
When in doubt use a wooden piece of furniture as the protagonist. You'll have a warm and charming environment.
This grey wall connects the different spaces flawlessly.
Sometimes all you need is to stick to the most functional of elements.
White is a simple yet very effective colour that creates the feeling of space and integration.
Use lighting to create ambiance and warmth in your living areas, connecting them to one another like we see in this design.
Use furniture to subtly delimit spaces. The sofa can be a great option, keeping the living room and dining room segregated while still maintaining a beautiful flow.
Keep the artwork and decor consistent in both areas, connecting them.
Make sure that your living room and dining room receive plenty of natural light. Have a look at these tips for bathing your home in natural light.
Grey and white create a very sophisticated and elegant environment and can make the living areas work in harmony with one another.
With the right furniture, you can make one large room look cozy and warm.
Opt for an L-shaped sofa to make the most of space.
In smaller homes, connecting the living spaces is even more beneficial. It makes it appear as if there is more floor space.
Glass furniture can also create the feeling of space in a small living area.
Also have a look at these tips: 7 winning ways to merge your living and dining room.