Tactile HouseContemporary Family & Games Room, London
Open plan living and dining space with gorgeous texture and colour.
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Double the impact with wallpaperTo magnify the impact of indoor plants, you can reflect the pattern in textiles and wallpaper, as beautifully demonstrated here. There are only a handful of plants in this room, but it feels like a green oasis thanks to the fern-print wallpaper and leafy cushions. Shop for the perfect cushion on Houzz today.
Play with paperBring an intimate feel to your dining area by using pattern on the wall. In this open-plan space, the dining zone is separated from the rest of the room by a surface of patterned wallpaper. By adding a covering like this, the designers have made the area cosier than the more functional kitchen nearby. Houseplants and leaf-patterned cushions help to tie the dining and living spaces together to bring balance to the room as a whole.
Mix things upThe designers of this open-plan house have used a number of materials to create an interesting layout of different areas. The sleek white paintwork in the kitchen contrasts with the cosy expanse of botanical wallpaper in the dining zone. The living area is intimate and calm, with a wall of exposed brickwork, and to the right is a child’s playroom, separated by a rope screen.By using so many different textures around the space, the designers have managed to make a large area feel snug and inviting.Are you ready for the brave new way to use botanicals?
Rule 6: Stick to your plansOnce your project is underway, be careful about making changes or last-minute additions. These will be things the builder hasn’t priced for and will add up quickly to bring you over budget.Instead, take the time to plan carefully at the outset of a project to ensure you’re positive about the decisions you make.
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5. Pay Attention to SightlinesIt’s one thing to have a significant departure in style or mood from the living room to the master bedroom — but when spaces are within the same line of sight, it’s especially important to make sure everything flows. Walk through your home and notice how far your eye can see from each room: Which other rooms are visible? This open-plan space from Thomas and Spiers Architects is a good example of creating a cohesive flow, with flooring and crisp white paint uniting the space. The living room tables echo the style of the kitchen counter stools, and the verdant green wallpaper on the far wall is brought to the foreground with the addition of a few botanical-print pillows.Find nature-inspired pillows in the Houzz Shop