20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

by Saturday, September 7, 2019

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

Image via MomDot

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.

1. Traditional

Traditional | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Houzz

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.

3. Stately

Stately | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Houzz

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.

4. Perpendicular

Perpendicular | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Homedsgn

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

For The Seasons | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Archdaily

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

Lounge Pad | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Tumblr

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.

7. Vaulted

Vaulted | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Cenário 3D

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.

8. Laid-back

Laid-back | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Decoist

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.

9. Functional

Functional | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Decoist

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

Modern Eclectic | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Decoist

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

Trendy and Hip | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Houzz

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

Brooding, Pragmatic | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Flickr

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.

14. Nostalgic

Nostalgic | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Decoist

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

Conversation Pit | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Houzz

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.

16. Multi-story

Multi-story | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Archdaily

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.

17. Rustic

Rustic | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Decoist

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.

18. Wanderlust

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.

20. Vibrant

Vibrant | 20 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

Image via Decoist

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.

 

Check out this video from ZahMeTR for more brilliant living room ideas:

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!

Did you enjoy the list? This one is also a good read!

If you like this article, you might love these:

[Video] Living Room Ideas: Best Tips To Arrange Your Furniture
Apartment Living Room Ideas: Renter-Friendly Design Inspiration
17 Of The Best Living Room DIY Projects and Decor Ideas

Originally posted on July 12, 2016 @ 7:29 AM

No Comments Yet.

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *