A sunken conversation pit used to be a trend in the middle of the 20th century and the trend is coming back getting more interesting shapes. Now you can see not only sunken lounges, both outdoor and indoor ones, but also whole living rooms! Sounds cool, right? Let’s discuss indoor sunken living rooms and conversation pits.
Both sunken living rooms and conversation pits have the same advantages: the space feels larger and airier because you slightly separate the zones without a serious division just using the difference in the floor heights. Plus, the ceiling seems to be higher and it adds a spacious feel again. Now let’s take a look at some examples.
Sunken Living Rooms
A sunken living room is a cool idea for any decor style, it allows to visually separate the room and achieve it just with a different floor height, so your space won’t feel smaller or darker. This is a gorgeous idea for any open layout that are a hot trend now. Make an open layout with a kitchen, dining space and a sunken living room and you’ll see how comfortable and cool it is. If your sunken living room has beautiful views, it’s even cooler, it will make the space feel more relaxing. Highlight the sunken living room with a border of wood or stone for a more catchy look.
a contemporary space with a sunken living room that is divided from the kitchen and dining space this way
a minimalist space with a sunken living room accented with a bold red beam and an orange ottoman
a Mediterranean space with a sunken living room for more intimacy and coziness
a sunken living space and a raised up dining zone to separate them but not too much
divide the spaces visually and in an airy way making a sunken living room and a usual dining one
a sunken living room is divided from the dining space with a different floor level, no dividers needed
a sunken living space visually separates the dining and living room without much space or dividers
here a sunken living room helps to make the ceiling much higher than it is and the space feels larger
make your living space sunken to make it feel more private and secluded than a usual one
a sunken living room with a view and a cozy feeling is all you need after a hard day
a sunken living room is visually separated yet not too much and the space feels larger
a sunken living room is a perfect space to relax and start a conversation, and the dining zone isn't far
a small sunken living room with a built-in bench for a cozier and more private feel
a refined living room with a sunken conversation pit as a special feature
a minimalist sunken living room with geometric furniture and a view
a minimalist sunken living room to separate it bisually and make the space feel cozier
a mid-century modern sunken living room with elegant furniture and much light coming through windows
A sunken lounge or a conversation pit is an amazing space that many living rooms need! It’s sure to become your favorite nook in the house because of its incredible coziness and a feeling of comfort inside this lounge. Make a fireplace here and built the whole pit around it and the ambience will become even cooler; you may also try a different ceiling with light right above the pit to highlight it. Your guests are sure to love a sunken lounge because it’s very welcoming and they will never want to leave it. Get inspired!