10 Brilliant Sunken Living Room Designs

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.


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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.

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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 fan.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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