A sunken living room may seem retro chic today, but it was all the rage back in the day. While there’s an exhaustive variety of living room ideas to consider, a conversation pit easily stands out as the home’s defining spot. The trend is also catching on in many modern houses, as you’re about to see in this expansive list.
20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs
Redefine Home Interiors With Your Own Sunken Living Room
While a sunken living room requires serious remodeling, these brilliant designs will convince you it’s worth the trouble. This new home project might just be the change you need to turn your living room into a bustling conversation pit/activity hub.
An open-floor plan layout ensures a clean and seamless transition between the living room and kitchen. This gives the space a comfortable yet functional feel.
2. Retro Functional
You might recognize the retro-functional sunken living room as Don Draper‘s signature space in the “Mad Men” TV series. The theme is relaxed professional. It’s perfect for entertaining colleagues, family, and friends.
Country-style sunken living rooms are cozy enough to offer plenty of space to move about. It’s important to make the fireplace the central element in the room to make it snug and warm. Oh, and if you’re a dog-lover, this living room is as perfect for your furry friends.
This warm and elegant sunken living room design is all about perspective. Bank on vertical and horizontal lines, with patterns such as squares and rectangles. You can also add a flaming hearth as an accent for a modern twist.
5. For The Seasons
Sunken living rooms that make the view the highlight are some of the most coveted in the interior design industry. Plant a solitary tree just outside your living room and keep the panes open to always have an evidence of the changing seasons.
6. Lounge Pad
It’s actually a bedroom with an anterior, sunken living room. Lounge pads give you the chance to complement your bold taste because this design might be too imposing and blatant for some.
The key is to have plenty of vertical space that can be made more exciting by adding suspended fixtures. This type of vaulted layout works well as a receiving area for guests.
The ultimate crash pad for dinner parties. Laid-back sunken living rooms keep that sleek and simple vibe. All the while, making enough room in the floor plan to house a string quartet.
Relaxed and straightforward, this sunken living room is an island with a fireplace. You can snuggle in the cozy couch for a quick nap or a good read, whichever suits your fancy.
10. (Almost) Monochrome
Stripped down to the essentials, with restrained accents. The tasteful shades make for a relaxing hub for nightcaps.
11. Modern Eclectic
The ante-focus fireplace is the focal point of this sunken lounge design. You can even go all out by getting a simplistic smokestack that trains focus upwards and out.
12. Trendy and Hip
The quintessential bachelor pad. The dark hardwood floor of a hip sunken living room complements the muted furniture. this is A pool table on the elevated platform can also complete the cool look of the room.
13. Brooding, Pragmatic
For the pensive homebodies, it’s best to keep the walkway leading to the sunken space narrow. Make it a point to keep the focus on the glass walls. There’s a narrow walkway leading to the sunken space, and focused is fixed on the glass wall.
Go right back to the glorious days of the roaring 70’s, cassette tape players, discos, and bell bottoms. Opt for novel pieces that constantly give you a blast from the past.
15. Conversation Pit
Activity revolves around the concentric sprawling floor plan of a conventional conversation pit. The theme is relaxed, muted, understated. It also helps to keep the color scheme on point by going for beige. Beige everywhere.
The theme goes against the grain of the usual sunken living room design; fostering activity in multiple platforms. Everything is still unified with the expansive vertical space.
It’s all about the view. Keep all eyes on your majestic window and the sprawling outdoors by going for a well-executed rustic feel. Spaces like this are always comfortable, with plenty of seating spots.
Ideal for hotel lobbies, the wanderlust theme also works as a domestic common area of the adventurous and worldly. If you’re into the great outdoors, this might hit you right in the sweet spot.
19. The Boardroom Lounge
Sleek and professional. The boardroom lounge is undoubtedly ideal for those who mean business. Keep your space flanked by stark glass walls and dark-colored sofas.
The vibrant themed sunken living room is perfect for those who like to live out loud, but with restraint. Opt for a foliage strip that can also serve as an accent to this modern, compartmental theme.
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If you’re planning a home makeover with a sunken living room in place, then this could be the best remodeling decision you’ll make. It’s also the perfect conversation piece!
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Originally posted on July 12, 2016 @ 7:29 AM
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