June 20, 2024
Is open plan going out of style? Experts deliver their verdicts |

Open floor plans have been a favorite of architects and home builders in recent years. Room-based layouts were out, walls removed, and one space flowed into another. But fashions change and the question that’s being asked by trendspotters is has the pendulum swung the other way and is open plan going out of style?

That the subject is being raised is a sign that open plan is no longer the interior design trend that dominates. But to find out if it’s truly out of style, we talked to design professionals. And, more importantly, we asked them to weigh up whether what is on trend is separate rooms with four walls, or something else again that marks an evolution in layout preferences and that you might want to try in your own home.

Is open plan still in style?