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Broken Plan Living

Broken-plan takes the general concept of open-plan, but maps out specific spaces or zones within the open-plan area. The use of different flooring, semi-permanent partitions and structural elements at different heights allows you to create various areas within one large space. This trend enables you to retain an open-plan style of living, but incorporates the more ‘traditional’ elements of privacy and compartmentalisation that a standard home layout provides.

 

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With the rising popularity of city living, small-space apartments are the go-to accommodation type for many city-dwelling young professionals. Time-poor millennials want a space that’s affordable and functional, yet still stylish. Broken-plan is the perfect way to accommodate this, with the ‘zoned’ element allowing you to make the most of the space.

 

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Where open-plan is designed as one large, cohesive open space, broken-plan splits the open-plan area into various zones with different purposes, be that sleeping, working or relaxing. The aim is to bring the different rooms that you’d find in a normal house, into one space.

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You can separate the zones using physical partitions and either temporary or permanent structural features. If you do have physical structures dividing the space, they need to be implemented in a way that doesn’t disrupt the room – a full-size wall would ruin the open space. This is why shelving, half-walls and clear screens work so well. They separate, but don’t completely block off an area.

Source: 2LG Studio

Interior design duo and friends of Sofa Workshop 2LG Studio recently completed a broken-plan interior project using our Eden corner sofa in Oatmeal House linen, the neutral shade ensuring that the sofa complements the other interior elements

 

Source: 2LG Studio

By using a corner sofa, giving the living, cooking and dining areas different, but complementary, decor and colour schemes, and by tying all of this together with decorative wall design using the colour block methodthat we’ve discussed previously, 2LG have created a gorgeous living space, giving truth to the phrase that good things come in small packages! You can read all about this project here.

Do you have a broken-plan space? Let us know by tagging us on Instagram @sofaworkshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Apartment Therapy

 

Interior design duo and friends of Sofa Workshop 2LG Studiorecently completed a broken-plan interior project using our Eden corner sofain Oatmeal House linen, the neutral shade ensuring that the sofa complements the other interior elements.

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