HGTV star Jasmine Roth is no stranger to the home improvement world. That Help, I destroyed my house Host and Author of house history has amassed a wealth of transformative tips on her journey to the top of the design world, but none is as valuable as her latest furniture tip.
During Open plan living room ideas have their merits, the last two years may have made us reconsider our design choices (quite slightly). It’s hard to fault the spacious style of an open floor plan, but it’s also understandable that you’ll want a separate space to work, rest, and socialize. Because no one wants to party in the same room you just had a video call in. This is where Jasmin Roth comes into play.
In an exclusive interview with real housesrevealed Jasmine how to open plan in an old house and new ownership without sacrificing that all-important sense of distinction. The secret? It depends on your choice of furniture.
Jasmine Roth’s secret to an open space
“Open concepts can be tricky, but there are a few tried-and-true ways to make your space feel conscious, cozy and functional,” says Jasmine. Here’s where she recommends starting.
1. Create a border with your flooring
“Know exactly which parts of the room are used for what, and define each room with a floor covering,” explains Jasmine. That idea for the floor of the living room can be anything from using a rug that suggests warmth and comfort to a hardwood option for workspaces.
“A rug in the living room can instantly show which part of the open space is the most ‘cozy’ and make you feel like you’re in a cozy space in the middle of the open space,” explains Jasmine.
2. Use lighting strategically
Lighting can be an open plan owner’s best friend, but getting it right is important. The key, says Jasmine, is choosing the right pieces – so you can label each area without losing the flow. “Define each area with its own lighting plan, but use a collection so all the lights match,” she says.
The designer recommends Hunter Lighting new lighting collection that includes pieces for every part of your space. ‘The pendant lights in the kitchen, the chandelier in the dining room and the flush wall mount in the living room can all be different but have the same finish (I love their ‘painted modern brass’ finish) or be part of the same collection,’ she says.
We reinvent our flooring and lighting ideas right away.