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Most people prefer an open plan Living Room. So here are some ideas to help and inspire you. If you need help planning, extra lighting, decorating or need two rooms made into one large space to achieve your dream, we can help you.

To make the most of a large room, think about dividing the space into different zones giving each area of your room a distinct purpose and experience. So the Chill-Out Zone could consist of a comfy Sofa and Big TV hung on the wall for relaxing.

If you want to create some interesting family time, a dining table and chairs is the simple answer. Grouped pendant lights over the dining table look really cool and while highlighting the eating area. If you need a Workspace by putting a retro desk with suspended shelving and making sure to include some storage space as well as clutter is never a good look. Think about other storage options for your open plan living space, such as choosing Multi-purpose storage or even moving some of your items to other rooms in your home.

To differentiate between each area buy a piece of oversize artwork or a large statement mirror will create focal points, giving your room a heart and that particular area a distinctive look. Regarding wall colours, we would advise a pale living room colour scheme with white ceilings making your room look bigger and your ceilings higher.

If you want to use a Dark colour somewhere within your design, then a feature wall will bring focus to wherever you decide to have it. Finally, lighting should be one of your most important considerations because you can make your room feel larger by enhancing natural light or by being clever with your choice of lighting. Down lighters & up lighters can help highlight features within your colour scheme or wash walls with brightness to increase the sense of space. Also consider using different types of lightings and dimmer light switch in each area to help set an individual mood for each area.