Having a studio apartment or an open floor plan that blends together living and dining areas can feel like an interior challenge. You want to create separation while preserving the open flow of the space. To help, we've compiled over 50 examples of living and dining combinations, including some studios, that show how positioning furniture, using color, or playing with layout can make a space feel completely beautiful and functional. Even the tiniest of floorplans can benefit from these sources of inspiration.
In this visualization of a combination living and dining room, division is created in the space not by using walls or dividers, but by drawing the eye toward the large floor to ceiling bookshelves that run alongside the “living area” of the open floor plan. It’s a clever use of space and adds storage.