Open floor plan designs are good for many reasons. In offices, they facilitate communication and collaboration, and in homes and apartments they keep things bright and flowing. The only time they are not good option
just a Space divider and ghost chairs. Another one where they put the long table up against the wall. Instead of chairs, have wall-hugging storage benches in an L-shape, with chairs on the 'living room' side and on the end for a big party.