​15 ideas for combining your living- and dining rooms

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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It’s no secret that open-plan areas are a big hit these days, considering how much potential they add to a home in terms of space and socialising. But even though kitchens and living rooms are by far the most common spaces being designed in open-plan layouts, it’s not uncommon to see a dining area sneaking in here and there.

Let’s take a peek at 15 examples of open-plan living- and dining rooms, just in case you require some inspiration for your own home.

1. The key to a cohesive open-plan space is the furniture and décor pieces – look how easily this Scandinavian design flows.

2. Lighting fixtures are ideal for highlighting your dining area in an open-plan layout.

3. Of course combining different styles can also work – the wall tone ensures a consistent look for this open-plan space.

4. See how cool blues and turquoises ensure a consistency in this spacious room.

5. Now this bar with stools is certainly a unique way of conjuring up a dining corner.

6. Look how easy it was to integrate a dining area into this living room.

7. We love the soft and clean look flaunted by all the furnishings in this open-plan layout.

8. For smaller spaces, it’s crucial to opt for only essential pieces.

9. A (mostly) white colour palette? Mix in natural lighting and you have a super spacious style to brag about!

10. While the rug anchors the living area, the dining space gets to enjoy its own striking pendants above it.

11. On the other hand, how about an eye-catching colour on the wall to emphasise your dining area?

12. Don’t forget that materials can also contrast to make one area more prominent than another.

13. Round dining tables take up less space and also look softer on the eye.

14. See how the various shapes offset with one another in this open-plan space?

15. A big open-plan area means you get to be creative with furnishings and colours, like this examples shows us.

Do you think a dining room deserves its own area, or are you all in for open-plan spaces?

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