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One type of home that is quickly becoming more popular as of late are homes that have open concept. The big reason for this is the fact that people have grown tired of having to deal with walls and want to instead create spaces that are much more open and airy. Despite the fact that open concept floor plans are popular, however, they can also often lack the overall coziness that people want.

Here are three ways that open concept homes can be made more cozy:


Arranging various furniture pieces is a great way to not only help create conversation spots, but also to block off various spaces. However, it’s important to keep in mind that regardless of the furniture pieces that will be involved, the backs of them will always be visible in an open floor plan. This means that you should always plan accordingly.

Wall Art

It’s certainly no secret that empty walls can be rather bleak and have absolutely no personality whatsoever. Wall art is something that can not only help to add personality, but also define various areas in which it occupies as well. Open concept homes will always need some wall art to help spruce things up, despite the fact that there will be a lack of actual walls.

Natural Materials

Materials such as exposed brick, rattan, sisal, and more are great ways to help make the interior of an open concept home feel much more comfortable. Even better is the fact that they can be used as much or as little as you want, depending on your specific style.

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