Open floor plans have gained popularity over the years as families strive to create safer, more inviting spaces. It's easier to keep a watchful eye on a toddler in an open plan home than it is in a closed floor plan. People living with a disability can also move with ease around an open floor plan. Living rooms connected with dining rooms are some of the most popular open-plan spaces in modern homes. When the dining room and the living room are structured to be in one large space, you end up with a lot of creative freedom when furnishing and decorating. However, it can be a bit too much freedom when your creative juices are not flowing. You need to be careful when selecting your dining room and living room furniture as well as the accessories. After all, an open plan room can either look great or disjointed. There is no in-between look. In this article, we give you simple tips and ideas to maximize the appearance of such a room.