8 Architectural Tricks to Enhance an Open-Plan Space

People are increasingly keen on the lifestyle possibilities offered by open-plan living, but many are frightened off by the idea of rattling around in a big, soulless space.

To avoid an open-plan space looking dull and ‘flat’, the best designs incorporate interior devices that define different zones – playing with the degree of separation between areas, changes in floor level, finish, islands, furniture groupings, slots of daylight and so on.

These deliberate layers can scale-up the perception of space as well as creating a more interesting room to be in.