Open room decorating ideas

22 Open Floor Plan Decorating Ideas Straight From Designers

Erin Williamson Design

Open floor plans add flexibility to any home. In a traditional closed floor plan, rooms are divided by walls and doorways. Each room gets its own pocket of privacy, making it easy to compartmentalize different spaces in the home. But in an open floor plan, walls and doorways come down, allowing rooms to blur together. Your kitchen can double as a dining room—and triple as a living room. And that flexibility makes it easy to do a lot of things at once.

“Open-concept living allows for seamless entertaining—pour a glass of wine, check the sauce simmering on the range, and prep appetizers, all while … communicating with family members or guests,” Deborah Costa, interior designer and co-founder of Design Alchemy, says. “Open-concept floor plans grow the heart of the home, combining the cooking and relaxation zones into one.”

By inviting you to multitask, open floor plans make life easier. But decorating them can be a challenge. Without walls to guide you, how are you supposed to lay out your furniture? And how on earth do you decide which rooms to combine?

“When decorating an open floor plan, planning is the first and most important step,” Jenna Schumacher, principal designer at Insert Design, says. “Without defined ‘rooms’ to dictate use, you will need to develop a coordinated layout that maximizes function, balances scale of pieces, and celebrates interconnection.”

That might sound like a tall order. But the right inspiration can make it much easier. So to help you deck out your open floor plan with care and ease, we’ve asked six interior designers to share their very best open floor plan design ideas.

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Pure Salt Interiors

When laying out an open floor plan, it’s tough to decide which rooms to combine. One popular option? Pair your kitchen with your living room. “Kitchens are the epicenter of the home,” Costa says. “No longer do people sequester themselves to cook. They want to be in tune with what’s going on in the living area.”

Plus, a bigger hosting space means a less crowded kitchen. “A family room or sitting space that is open to the kitchen gives you an opportunity to spread out,” Emily Davis, principal designer at Emily Davis Interiors, says.

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Katie Martinez Design

Set the scene in your open-concept home by opening up your entryway. “Having an entryway be open to the dining room and living room provides an immediate sense of flow to a home,” Davis says.

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Rikki Snyder

Without walls, how can you delineate where one space ends and another begins? Easy. “Use rugs to create different zones in the space,” Catherine Staples, founding designer of Aspen & Ivy, says. 

And Kristine Renee, interior designer and co-founder of Design Alchemy, agrees: “A rug under the coffee table in the common lounge area—or under the table in the dining space—works well to delineate specific areas.

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Mindy Gayer Design

The great thing about open floor plans is that you can customize them to meet your needs. So, if you’ve been working from the kitchen or dining room, treat yourself to an official workspace. 

“More and more, we are incorporating computer zones in open alcoves directly off the kitchen,” Renee says. “These spaces are great areas for adults to access their computers or kids to work on homework without cluttering kitchen counters or dining tables.”

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Liljencrantz Design

One no-fail way to separate two spaces in your open floor plan? Snag a room divider. Score something that’s pretty enough to double as décor, and if you want to keep the spaces feeling connected, you can opt for a room divider that’s short enough to peer over—or slatted enough to see through.

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Reena Sotropa

Statement ceilings aren’t just a fun way to dress up your space—they’re also great for segmenting spaces in your open floor plan. “A coffered ceiling can give a little separation to the spaces, defining them without structurally separating the rooms,” Staples says.

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Proem Studio

Upgrade your living room by letting it expand into a game room, a playroom, or some other entertaining space. “We love to blend a family room with comfortable seating and enclosed storage for toys and games,” Erin Coren, principal designer at Curated Nest, says.

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Liljencrantz Design

If you want to make a room feel more private without fully closing it off, use storage furniture to get the job done. “Enclosed storage solutions, such as sideboards and etageres, can break up the zones in an open floor plan,” Coren says.

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Julian Porcino

Why limit yourself to just one seating area? With an open floor plan, you can create a range of lounges—giving houseguests plenty of space to mix and mingle.

“Forgo a formal living set-up, and center the room around conversation,” Costa says. “Think of the space as a hotel lounge or lobby, and create different moments and opportunities to gather.”

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Erin Williamson Design

Pairing a kitchen with a living room is a popular pick—but pairing your dining room with your living room is another great option.

“We like the flow of living rooms and dining rooms together,” Coren says. “We have been opening up living room walls into dining rooms because it allows for a more fluid traffic flow—one where drinks lead into dinner.”

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Mindy Gayer Design

In any open floor plan, stairs are your friend. Why? The different levels make it easy to segment your space into smaller nooks, while letting you enjoy the flexibility of a wall-free interior.

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Want to capture some of the privacy of a closed floor plan—without putting up any walls? Take advantage of cased openings, like open doorways and archways.

“A cased opening can work wonders for creating visual separation between spaces,” Davis says. “Having wider cased openings allows a sense of connection without true opening, so there is separation without sacrificing flow.”

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Proem Studio

As you lay out your open floor plan, remember that you’re in charge of what rooms exist in your home. So if you want a kitchen and a home bar, make space for both. “Our clients love to have a separate beverage area included in their open-concept plan,” Costa says.

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Reena Sotropa

Lighting can be a great way to create flow and separation in an open floor plan. The key is to switch up your lighting from nook to nook—while keeping the whole set-up cohesive.

“Make sure the lighting you select works together, yet has its own identity,” Coren says. “This will allow for a nice flow aesthetically while allowing each piece to have its own moment.”

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Pure Salt Interiors

One classic way to lay out your open floor plan? Combine three rooms into one. “Our clients love combining a common lounge space, eating area, and kitchen to allow for an uninterrupted flow of daily living activities,” Renee says.

By putting your kitchen, dining room, and living room in the same place, you can host more seamlessly—never missing a beat.

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Proem Studio

If your staircase isn’t tucked away in a corner, it’s probably well-positioned to serve as a boundary in your space. Take advantage of your staircase, and treat it like a partial wall. Use it to segment different spaces in your floor plan without separating them entirely.

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Pure Salt Interiors

One designer-approved way to create separation in a combined kitchen and living room? Slide in a sideboard. “To break up the long line of a sofa back, we place sideboards behind the sofa,” Coren says. “This breaks up the line of sight, adds interest and texture, and adds storage.”

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White Sands

No home is complete without somewhere to eat, and if you don’t want to dedicate a whole room to your dining table, you can at least make space for it in your kitchen. “Entertaining is no longer a formal affair, so some people choose to not have a formal dining room in their home,” Staples says. “This makes for more communication when hosting and preparing meals for company.”

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Rikki Snyder

One underrated way to separate different spaces in your open floor plan? Decorate their walls differently. “Visual separation can be accomplished using a different paint color or different wall treatment,” Staples says.

Paint different zones different colors, line them with different materials, or cover one with wallpaper while you leave the other bare.

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Maite Granda

Putting sofas back-to-back doesn’t make sense in every home. But it’s a great way to encourage lounging in an open-concept space. By facing one couch toward the kitchen and one couch toward the living room, you can make space for pre-dinner chats and post-dinner conversations—giving guests an easy way to comfortably navigate the night.

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Rikki Snyder

If your kitchen is connected to another space—like a dining room or living room—use your island to separate the two. “I like to use the island as a separation from other rooms,” Staples says. “It gives you a good sight line from the kitchen, and allows people to be part of the kitchen preparation and the activity in the other room.”

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Mindy Gayer Design

Open-concept floor plans aren’t just for interiors. If your outdoor space is made for hosting, use sliding doors to let traffic flow freely between your patio and your living room.

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Katie Martinez Design

Keep flexibility in mind as you lay out your space. “Having furniture groupings that can spread out is a great way to lay out a space without cutting off another zone,” Coren says. Create several seating areas that you can combine or separate, depending on how many people you’re hosting.

And Schumacher recommends buying furniture that can multitask as well as your floor plan can. “Multi-functional pieces—such as consoles, swivel chairs, tête-à-têtes, or even plants—can be placed between two areas to provide use opportunity for both spaces,” she says. “Sharing pieces keeps the larger space feeling connected, but also provides individual experiences in the smaller areas."

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How to decorate the hardest working room in the house.

By Hadley Mendelsohn

Studio Life/Style

The great room is easily the hardest working room in the house, as its entire purpose to serve multiple key functions all in one shared space. The goal is to make everyday living just a little easier, and to make a communal space a little more enticing. As a result, they can present some extra design challenges. With more moving parts and pieces to the puzzle, great rooms are that much harder to decorate. Layout, color schemes, and scale... So if you're looking for some inspiration, keep reading for eighteen great rooms design ideas and decorating tips.

Alexander Design

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Pack It All In

In this beach house, designer Alexander Design made the family room feel upscale and sophisticated yet down to earth, livable, and coastal. This great room truly has it all, from a dining area to a formal hang out spot and even a pool table.


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Give Each Zone Distinctive Qualities

Functioning as both the formal dining and living room, it's the ultimate entertaining space. The massive blue carpet helps unify the space since it stretches from the eating zone to the living area. The darker dinning chairs and light sofa and coffee table, on the other hand, help to distinguish them from one another.

Leanne Ford Interiors

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Spread Things Out

Leanne Ford Interiors creates separate "rooms" defined by furniture groupings to make the great room feel both cohesive and functional. Each space stands its own while also working together for a harmonious whole. The kitchen blends in and disappears into the background while the dining nook and living rooms contrast in both color and design.

Anson Smart

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Use the Same Colors In Different Materials

Designed by Arent & Pyke, the icy gray marble material in the kitchen jumps into the living room in the form of a velvet texture-rich area rug in a similar gray hue. Then the light blush sofa beyond the kitchen is reflected in the rosy sheer curtains in the dining room. The caramel leather dining chairs add some contrast without clashing with the aforementioned cohesion.

Studio Life/Style

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Make It Family-Friendly

For a space that is both cozy and timeless yet fun and contemporary, take note from this Studio Life/Style-designed great room. This layout is also perfect for a family since the adults can be in the kitchen while still being close to the kids.

2LG Studios

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Float Your Furinture

This may sound obvious, but in a great room, it's usually best to float your furniture. Resist the urge to push all of your furniture up against the walls—if you create space behind the furniture, it makes the room look wider than it is and helps separate the different areas based on function. In this living room designed by 2LG Studio, the the floating sofa separates the lounge area from the kitchen and dining space.

Simon Watson

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Evaluate Scale

You don't need a massive space to have a great room. Indeed, sometimes you have to combine your dining and living spaces in apartments. To make it work, opt for a smaller bistro table and use a banquet on the other side of the kitchen island to work on a a sette for hanging out as well as a dining seat.

Dustin Askland

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Create Micro Levels

In an open floor plan space, make the sitting area feel like its own separate hangout zone by turning it into a sunken family room, i. e. a conversation pit. Designed by Elizabeth Roberts, this space feels like a private haven fit for big viewing parties thanks to the full carpeting and depressed flooring. The custom upholstering also speaks the warm tones of the nearby kitchen (like that gorgeous bench), as do the exposed beams, ensuring that it doesn't feel totally unconnected.

Anson Smart

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Use a Bright Rug

Draw the eye to the spaces you want to use for entertaining instead of the working space in the kitchen. In this great room designed by Arent & Pyke, an eye-catching orange rug gets the job done.


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Use Consistent Colors

Color climbs all the way up to the high rafters in this living room designed by Thomas Jayne and William Cullum. All together, the room feels traditional and formal, country chic and casual. And the color scheme is strict throughout.

Lisa Romerein

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Take It Outside

If you have the space for an outdoor area or want to revamp the pool house, use the same principles you'd use inside and take them outdoors. It'll be the perfect place for summer entertaining.

Lauren Bamford

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Separate With a Sofa

In a great room, layout is everything. The clean lines throughout this living room designed by Robson Rak make it hard not to feel relaxed just by looking at it. Even the detail and symmetry of the vertical window pane tracing down to the cushions of the sofa is soothing. Then the green nesting tables bring in some contrast with their rounded shape and varying heights. The white painted shiplap walls make the space feel more livable and approachable.

Leanne Ford Interiors

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Conceal the Kitchen

A tight, neutral color scheme will ensure easy flow. If the open kitchen stands in full view of the entry and the main living areas like it does in this space designed by Leanne Ford, choose materials that won't distract and opt for integrated appliances and features.

Hecker Gethrie

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Stick to the Classics

Here's proof that minimalism doesn't equate to stark modern interiors. Elegant, simple, and right smack dab in the middle of modern and traditional, this great room designed by Hecker Guthrie is a jack of all trades. The classic layout promotes conversation and comfort white the island extension helps transition us from the kitchen to the living space.

Sara Tramp

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Don't Be Too Matchy-Matchy

Emily Henderson matched the throw pillows with the green cabinets in the kitchen, but that's about the only color consistency between the two "rooms." It's a great way to make sure they don't feel completely separate or incompatible but also not looking too matchy-matchy.

Studio Ashby

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Let Art Anchor the Space

Get inspired by a statement-making piece of artwork. In this great room designed by Studio Ashby, the gorgeous abstract painting infuses the entire space with color. The rest of the neutrals throughout the room complement the painting without competing with it.

Alexander Design

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Share the Light

One the greatest things about a great room is that it allows for shared light, especially in a wide-open loft space like this one designed by Alexander Design. Here's proof that minimalism doesn't equate to stark modern interiors. The gorgeous windows let the light pour in, adding warmth to the industrial environment.

Tom Ferguson

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Go All Out

If you're s maximalist at heart, you don't have to play it safe in the great room with neutrals. In this one designed by Arent & Pyke, the dapper Houndstooth sofa works well with the black media credenza in the distance as well as the pendants above the dining room, while the pistachio statement wall complements the color-blocked rug.

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Hadley Mendelsohn Senior Editor Hadley Mendelsohn is House Beautiful's senior design editor and the co-host and executive producer of the podcast Dark House.

A niche in the wall: 36 design ideas on how to beautifully decorate a niche in a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, corridor ? There were cases when the old owners left a built-in wardrobe instead of the second window of the room, and strange built-in niches in the hallway were made of drywall.

We look at how to equip a niche with the help of examples from professional designers and architects.

We remind you: to ask the designer a clarifying question or order your project, click on the photo you like, go to the portfolio of the author of the project

Maria Pilipenko

Where: Moscow, Russia

Likes: how the designer solved the problem of how to close the niche in the bedroom wall. The niche was shallow, but wide enough, so a high headboard was sunk into it.

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2. Niche in the hallway
Designer of the project: Argentostyle
Where: Moscow, Russia

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Olga Litvinova

3. A niche instead of a window
Project designer: OlgaLitvinova
Where: Moscow, Russia

Likes: When a curtain wall or partition divides the kitchen and living room, you can play with the permeability of this barrier. One solution is a niche in the wall instead of a window.

Zhenya Zhdanova

4. A niche as a showcase
Project designer: Zhenya Zhdanova
Where: Moscow region, Russia

It was singled out as a portal, built-in shelves were installed in a niche, and it turned into a showcase for a collection of plates.

LLAMA Architects

5. Nish-rover
Architects of the project: LLAMA Architects
where: Manchester, Great Britain

What are you like: niches in the wall, which simultaneously works as a functional firewoman near fireplace, and as a decorative accent in a laconic living room.


6. Niche in the wall in the corridor
Project designers: ART-UGOL
Location: Novosibirsk, Russia

Likes: wall niche trimmed with soft material to create a comfortable changing area.

Dasha ukhlinova

7. Niche in the corridor between cabinets
Designer of the project: Dasha Ukhlinova
where: Moscow, Russia

What Like: Contrast decoration of the niche in the corridor, which was left between the upper and lower cabinets. You can put a bag in a niche or put little things (hat, keys, umbrella) before leaving the house.


8. Narrow niche in the hallway
Project designer: Desatori
Where: Moscow region, Russia

In this case, you need to think about how to decorate a niche in the wall. Here, the solution was the decor in the form of elongated vases.


9. Kitchen wall niche
Project designers: propertylab+art
Where: Moscow, Russia

What I like: solution to decorate a niche in the kitchen wall. In old houses there are refrigerator niches in which supplies were previously stored. Here, in a cold niche under the window, the designers placed a wine rack, and in the side niche they made a storage compartment.

Clean Design

10. Cabinet in a niche
Project designers: Clean Design
Where: New York, USA

What I like: a contrasting wall covered with wallpaper solved the problem of how to decorate a niche in the wall. The depth of the indentation made it possible to place here a small office with a desktop and shelves in a niche (the photo shows that the wallpaper covers only the upper part of the office, up to the table top).

August Interiors

11. Highlight
Project Designer: August Interiors
Where: Ridgefield, USA

Likes: in the previous photo, we saw the design of a niche in the wall with wallpaper, but here the workplace was accentuated with color, leaving the wallpaper for the rest of the walls.

Valeria Maslova's design studio

12. How to use a niche in a room
Project designer: Valeria Maslova's design studio
Where: Perm, Russia

element, you need to come up with ways to use it. In the example from the photo, a niche in the room partially hid the air conditioner, distracting the gaze of those who entered from it.


13. Game of shades
Project designers: Lavka-Design
Where: Moscow, Russia

a decision on how to decorate a niche in a room and maintain a modern laconic style.

T+T Architettura

14. How to close a niche
Project architects: T+T Architettura
Where: Monza, Italy

Likes: if the size of the niche allows, it is often made into an additional rack or cabinet. And those who work from home prefer to organize a chamber office there.


15. Washing machine niche
Project designer: Viktoriya_design
Where: Odintsovo, Russia

washing machine.

Daria Elnikova

16. Niche in the hallway
Project designer: Daria Elnikova
Where: Moscow, Russia

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0014 is an interesting trick on how to beat a niche in the wall with the help of color. Here, the back wall of the niche was painted in a shade common with the wall, and the sides, top and bottom were made white. This creates a frame effect when the niche appears to be framed by a light baguette.

Nata Volkova

18. Making a niche in the bedroom
Project designer: Nata Volkova
Where: Moscow, Russia

What do you like, how to arrange a niche in the room A shallow opening did not allow for a full-fledged closet, so the designer organized an open option for storing clothes.

Geometrium - Interior design studio

19. Niche in the bedroom
Project designer: Alexey Ivanov and Pavel Gerasimov, Geometrium design
Where: Moscow, Russia

wall, which solve the issue of replacing bedside tables.

Korneev Design Workshop

20. Niche instead of cabinet
Project designers: Korneev Design Workshop
Where: Moscow, Russia

Likes: A small niche in the bedroom wall has replaced the traditional bedside table.

Aidan Design

21. Wardrobe in a deep niche
Project designer: Aidan Design
Where: Washington, USA

Like: how to close the niche in the wall. An additional cabinet for dishes will replace an expensive showcase: just buy a few shelves and doors you like. And the frame will replace the walls of the niche.

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around the portal of wardrobe cabinets and modules. In addition to color, the design of the niche in the hallway was supplemented with additional lighting.

Bureau Megabudka

23. How to arrange a niche in the hallway
Project architects: bureau Megabudka
Where: Moscow, Russia

Likes: design of a niche in the corridor that breaks the monotonous plane of the cabinets.

Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design

24. Open niche
Project designer: Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design
Where: Los Angeles, USA

likes: open niche save space and visually unload the room, it works well in small apartments.


25. Regiments instead of a window
Designer of the project: Owner apartment
Project photo: Natalya Vershinina
where: Moscow Region

that Like: that Like: that Like: adjoining the window are not empty, you can use them for storage or use them for your home library.

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26. Everything at hand
Project designers: Buro 19. 23
Where: Moscow, Russia

Likes: A niche next to the countertop and the edge of the bath will help you get any bottles or towels in one motion.

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27. Niche for boiler
Architects of the project: Ekaterina and Anna Kalinina, Decora studio
Photos of the project: Olga Shangina
where: Moscow, Russia

Narrow, but high, but high a niche suitable for placing a boiler.

Delin Arkitektkontor

28. Mirror in the niche
Architect of the project: DELIN Arkitektkontor
where: Stockholm, Sweden 9000

What do you like it: . bottom edge for storage. An entire back wall mirror is also a great idea. Another niche, next to the toilet, was adapted for toilet paper.

Lauren Rubin Architecture

29. Doorway
Project Designer: Lauren Rubin Architecture
Where: New York, USA

Likes: The kitchen is always missing shallow shelves for dishes. The design of such niches helps to properly use 10-12 centimeters around the doorway.

Daria Nazarenko

30. Niche in the kitchen
Project designer: Daria Nazarenko
Location: Moscow, Russia

Favorite: if the size of the niche allows you to place a kitchen unit with a refrigerator, built-in oven or microwave, do not be afraid to use it!

Vera tarlovskaya Interiors

31. Niche for the sofa in the kitchen
Designer of the project: Vera Tarlovskaya, Vera Tarlovsky where: Moscow, Russia

9001 . Instead of a traditional sofa, they made a seat, under which storage boxes are hidden, and installed a soft back made of fabric panels.

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Part of the bevel was adapted for a reading corner.

Yulia Rodionova

33. Soft niche in the nursery
Project designer: Yulia Rodionova
Where: Yekaterinburg, Russia

What I like: as a niche with a soft seat made it possible to create an additional place for relaxation in the nursery. Here you can sit and chat with friends or read a book alone.


34. Niche in the living room
Architects Project: Maria Makhonina and Alexander Kazakovtseva, MK-Interio Studio
where: St. Petersburg, Russia

What Like: Like: Like: Like: Like: in a niche in the living room, you can create an additional area for leisure. To do this, designers use reading nooks hidden in niches in the backlit wall.

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Here the niche has turned into a cozy breakfast nook by the large window.

Nataly Komova

36. Radiator niche
Project designer: Natalya Komova
Location: Moscow, Russia

What we like: You can close the radiator niche with a translucent grille, painted in a suitable color.

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A dressing room is a great alternative to large wardrobes. With a properly thought-out layout and design, it will become a convenient place to store not only clothes, but also other things, acting as a utility corner.

The design of the dressing room allows you to organize the storage of things, distribute them in places or hang them by color.

Types of dressing rooms


  • Choice of dressing room style
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    • Classic
    • Minimalism
    • Fusion
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  • VIDEO: How to perfectly organize your wardrobe.
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The main task when arranging a dressing room in a private house or apartment is to place the maximum number of things in the minimum area. For this, both relatively standard options and exclusive design solutions are used. At the same time, the dressing room is designed to rid the premises of excessive bulky furniture, as well as harmoniously fit into the overall interior of the home. Design projects of different dressing rooms can be seen in the photo.

Dressing room can significantly extend the service life and preserve the appearance of clothes and accessories.

Open view

Open type means that there are no doors or partitions between the dressing room and the rest of the room. This allows you to always have things in sight, at hand. Also, such a storage system can be used to visually enlarge a small room.

Open wardrobe looks light and does not burden the interior.

Dressing rooms of this type have a light and neat look. They are installed on metal frames in the form of aluminum racks with holders for shelves. Traditionally, such a design consists of three parts:

  • upper area with shelves;
  • middle zone with bars for hangers and pantographs;
  • lower area with drawers or hanging drawers.

Open wardrobes are characterized by the absence of static, which is achieved by the widespread use of pantographs, drawers and drawers and modules. With their help, all contents are neatly hidden.

The only drawback of this type of room is the need for frequent and thorough cleaning.


Storage systems of this type are located in a niche or a separate room such as a pantry, separated from the rest of the dwelling by a door or partition. The advantages of a closed dressing room can be considered:

  • freeing the living area from things that are hidden from prying eyes;
  • the possibility of comfortable use of space without the need to carefully maintain order;
  • large room size allows you to fit all the clothes and shoes of the family;
  • , regardless of size, such a dressing room can be used as a fitting room.

Closed dressing room is separated from the room by a partition.

At the same time, the layout of an apartment or house must include a project for a closed dressing room in advance.

Other types of storage systems can also be distinguished:

  • Cabinet. This is an economical and functional option, which consists of several cabinets placed along the walls. Most often they are made of chipboard or MDF, complemented with elements of solid wood and decor. The advantage of such a dressing room is its variability depending on current needs, because the location of the cabinets can be changed.

Usually this type of dressing room looks like this: corpus cabinets located around the perimeter of various shapes and sizes, in which surfaces are provided for attaching drawers, shelves and rods.

U-shaped wardrobe system.

Please note! In order to hide placement defects (such as the curvature of floors and walls), you can use built-in wardrobes.

  • Integrated. This type of wardrobe is optimal for installation in niches. In this case, it is not necessary to use upper and lower covering parts, which greatly affects the cost, reducing it. The disadvantage of such a room is the impossibility of redevelopment or transportation after installation is completed.

If the dimensions of the niche allow it, then it can also accommodate a cabinet, an armchair or even a small furniture corner. This will turn the dressing room into a rest room as well. You can isolate it from the rest of the room using sliding doors made of chipboard or glass.

The wardrobe can be easily equipped in any unoccupied and irrationally used niche.

  • Panel. This type of dressing room is well suited for a small room with uneven walls, where the width of the room is equal to the width of the shelves. Decorative panels are mounted to the walls on which the shelves are fixed. There are no roofs, side walls or vertical dividing panels.

Usually the storage spaces are distributed as follows:

  • top for hats;
  • middle part for clothes;
  • shoe bottom.

Wood or plastic is used as the material.

The panel wardrobe looks stylish and modern.

Please note! The extreme compartments of the panel wardrobe are best made of mirror panels.

Wardrobe layout

In the photo of the dressing room you can see a different layout, which depends on the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe room, the location of windows and doors, the number of things placed and personal preferences. There are different ideas for the dressing room.

The layout of the dressing room is primarily influenced by the size and physical capabilities of the living space.


This option makes the most of a small space, such as a dressing room in a hall, nursery, hallway or bedroom. Storage spaces are placed at right angles, which makes such a cabinet twice as spacious for filling compared to linear models.

Corner wardrobe, compared to a linear design, able to accommodate a large amount of clothing.

You can separate such a wardrobe from the rest of the room using sliding doors, plywood or plasterboard partitions, curtains or screens. The latter options are better suited for high rooms.


This dressing room looks like a wardrobe. The difference lies in the absence of doors or their replacement with floor-to-ceiling partitions. At the same time, there is free space for movement behind the inside of the partitions. This layout is well suited for a rectangular room, for placement along a wall or around a doorway.

Comfortable and space-saving floor plan with storage on one side.


This layout will be optimal for an elongated corridor-type room with a window opening opposite the door. The window allows you to solve the problem of ventilation, as well as daylight.

Please note! Instead of a window, you can place a large full-length mirror, which will visually expand the room and make it brighter.

Parallel wardrobe can be equipped with roomy furniture along the walls, as well as complement the middle of the room with a small chest of drawers or ottoman.

In such a dressing room, hangers and shelves are located along both walls, opposite each other. At the same time, partitions and doors are usually absent, which allows you to keep all things in a conspicuous place. The big advantage of this layout is spaciousness. It is best to use it when initially designing a dressing room in an apartment or house.


A very convenient option for large rooms, with a length of the central part from one and a half meters. In such a dressing room, storage space is located along three walls. At the same time, there is room for an ironing board, a chair or a small sofa, which allows you to turn the room into a full-fledged fitting room.

Such a dressing room, as a rule, has a rectangular shape and is equipped with furniture systems in the shape of the letter p.

Creating lighting in the dressing room

General lighting

The basic lighting of the entire room should not be made too bright, as this can damage stored items. It would be optimal to choose the main lamp in the form of a low power incandescent lamp (about 40 W) or a halogen lamp. You can also use additional lamps to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.

For this room, you need to choose lighting as close as possible to daylight.

Please note! A relay can be installed on the auxiliary lamps, which, when turned on, will extinguish the overhead light.

Ceiling design should be chosen based on their overall style decision.

Shelf light

Shelf light makes it easier to find what you need. Lighting devices in the form of spotlights should be placed in the walls of the cabinet, on each rack. At the same time, for maximum convenience of orientation, you can use lamps with colored diodes, highlighting different categories of things with a certain color.

In the wardrobe, you should consider multi-level lighting with LED strips, track lights and sconces.

It is best to use LED lights as they do not heat up the surrounding area and do not affect things. They also consume little electricity and are so small that they can be placed in several pieces on one shelf or around the perimeter of the cabinet.

Mirror lighting

Bright light sources, such as 100W incandescent lamps or comparable, more economical lamps, should be placed near the mirrors.

It is appropriate to equip a dressing room with compact bulbs or built-in lamps that can be located anywhere in the room.

Important! The light from a source of such power must be diffused, otherwise vision may be damaged.

Choice of finishing materials

Usually dressing rooms are decorated in the same way as the adjacent room. You can use other materials, but they must be combined in both rooms. However, the use of wallpaper is not recommended, as they accumulate dust very well.

In the design of a dressing room in an apartment or house, preference is given to both natural and environmentally friendly materials and artificial finishes, which are more economical and budgetary.


This is an environmentally friendly material with good moisture absorption and high aesthetics. However, using it to finish the dressing room is not the best idea because of the high cost. Even a small chip can deprive the finish of its former attractiveness.

Light wood dressing room will add a touch of luxury to the interior.

Chipboard and MDF

These are practical and inexpensive materials that are quite easy to install without the risk of damage. They have an impact-resistant edge that protects against chips and scratches. Also, chipboard and MDF are presented in a large range of colors, which will make the design of the room more interesting.

MDF wardrobe is a practical and inexpensive option.


Highly decorative material with a variety of colors and textures. Plastic is unpretentious, does not require special care and does not accumulate dust. Also, its installation is extremely simple, and the price is quite affordable. The disadvantage can be considered air tightness, due to which it can only be used in dressing rooms with good ventilation.

Plastic dressing room suitable for children's room.

Dressing room style choice


This modern style is characterized by technology and convenience. At the same time, every detail of the interior has its own functions and saves time. The following features of this style can be distinguished:

  • a large number of straight lines, but this does not necessarily apply to decorative elements;
  • use of minimally processed glass, concrete, plastic and bricks instead of natural trim elements;
  • the presence of original partitions like mirror or glass panels;
  • good, mostly cold lighting, highlighting chrome parts;
  • calm colors, a combination of white and black, gray and metallic, as well as a few bright accents;
  • exposing ventilation, pipes and radiators for show, using them as decorative elements;
  • hiding things in secret boxes without signatures and handles, in elements that react to pressing.

Hi-tech dressing room design.

Please note! Hi-tech involves a minimalist design, the use of a small amount of chrome, glass or ceramic elements.


This is a strict and complete style, with which the concept of luxury is inextricably linked. Features of the classic style are:

  • mirror symmetry;
  • abundance of lighting devices in the form of lamps and sconces;
  • natural finishing materials such as stone and wood;
  • expensive and high-quality furniture, antique or artificially aged;
  • luxurious decorative elements;
  • warm shades of the interior.

Dressing room design in classic style.


The interior of such dressing rooms is concise and functional, the style is characterized by the use of a minimum amount of furniture and accessories. The room is kept in black and white or beige and brown tones.

Modern dressing room in a minimalist style.

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