1. Paths of Travel
The best way to not just organize a space without walls, but also to plan for it is by starting with a list of functional spaces that you will need in the larger, open area. This is not as hard as it sounds–you just need to have clarity about how you will utilize the open floor plan. You might want a small kitchen, along with a large and exclusive dining area and a fireplace that serves both the kitchen and the living room. Requirements vary both with your own needs and the amount of space you have to work out.
While an open floor plan looks really amazing when it is kept neat and tidy, it is definitely not for those who tend to put off cleaning weekend after weekend! Drapes are a simple solution to this problem, as they allow you to switch between private enclosures and open rooms with ease. Finally, appropriate furniture placement completes a perfect open living area. Group decor carefully to fashion small, individual islands that showcase a clear purpose. Do not be afraid to use the back of your sofa or a small shelf as a simple divider!