Property business is like fashion, no such design could stay popular long enough for years. One of those designs is open-concept house style. A lot of minimalist houses apply this open-concept things; thus, sunken living room is a famous feature to accompany the style.
Sunken living room is quite unique though, since you don’t need additional walls or other partitions to divide the room. It allows people to visually have many rooms in open-concept houses. It’s attractive and works great for both indoor and outdoor living rooms.
However, you need to have spacious house, because sunken living room only work properly in large room. Otherwise, you could possibly feel claustrophobic. Another obstacle is about furniture choices. You should plan it before installing the sunken part, almost no room for sudden experiment.
Finally, sunken living room is an interesting invention in property business. Creative minds would love to have it in their houses. It’s cozy and comfortable. Just imagine you have living room that is bit lower other parts, it feels so inviting!
1. Country Sunken Living Room Style
The grand ideas of applying sunken living room for your house are having several rooms, visually, without even building wall and room partition.
It should work properly for large house though, where the huge room provides spacious and comfortable feeling.
This country sunken living room must be designed even before you made house plans, since you need to compromise many things, like material and furniture.
The rectangular sofa suits perfectly with other brown elements in the living room.
2. Majestic Sunken Living Room Design
It’s quite challenging to create a cozy sunken living room in relatively small house, as you could see in the image below.
The general designs are putting plenty of colorful stuff, like pillows, paintings, images, and tables, then combining it with black and white walls.
The dual tones of the wall are identical to the rug though, producing cool living room scene.
It has void roof, therefore the semi outdoor living room doesn’t need any additional light during the day.
3. Sunken Living Room in Black and Brown
For some people, sunken living room is like a gambling, since it’s not like a temporary structure that you could change whenever you like.
You need to spend a bit fortune to raise the floor, just in case at some point you want to make the sunken part equal to others.
Therefore, well-planned floor plans are essential. This living room has brown cabinets beside the stairs, then it’s properly completed with black rectangular sofa and living room floor.
4. Spanish Style Sunken Living Room
Although it’s not a popular choice, we’ve read stories that some people remodel their houses in order to have sunken living rooms.
They raise a bit of the surrounding floors; thus, the sunken living rooms ‘exist’.
This sunken living room has a colorful Spanish style, with the rounded orange sofa and bluish panting on the wall.
It has a fireplace too though, along with the classic lamp above the small brown table as its center.
5. Spacious Sunken Living Room with High Ceiling
One of the important concerns of having sunken living room is taking care of its safety.
Even if it’s your own home, you could possibly forget about the significant ‘gap’ between the living room and other floors, your children or your guest for instance.
For that specific reason, sunken living room designers suggest their customers to use railing, or any feature that can mark the sunken part.
This house uses color, white floors and brown stairs, and bit of white border in the corner of the sunken living room.
6. Lounge-Style Sunken Living Room
With the huge and curtain-less windows, the general ideas for this sunken living room is having indoor room with outdoor feeling.
The lounge-style living room perhaps can endure more than 15 people, with plenty of pillows and spacious sofa inside.
Many paintings are put on the wall, to complete the gray house with colorful bluish and reddish tones.
However, the house owner should put more concern for safety though, since the stairs and floors have the similar gray color.
7. White Sunken Living Room
This sunken living room has dominant white color, for the sofa and floor, with the addition of various level of reds for pillows.
The gold railing has similar tone as some elements in the room, such as plant vase and table.
The house owner successfully put the house plans of white sunken living room with other proper white furniture.
With its spacious sofa, the living room itself can comfortably accommodate your big family.
8. Modern Eclectic Sunken Living Room
We have found various great sunken living room designs for outdoor, but this model below successfully put outdoor vibe into the indoor living room.
The modern living room has such spacious area. You could still even find large available space between the chairs and benches.
By having this type of sunken living room, it’s easy to remodel your furniture anything you like.
The gray and brown chairs are being equipped with dull blue sofa and glass table.
9. Sunken Living Room with Light Colors
Beside safety, another thing that raises a concern for sunken living room style is the furniture flexibility.
The fixed space doesn’t allow you to do significant experiment to change furniture composition, or even remodel the existing one.
However, this sunken living room is created from wall to wall, then being equipped with stairs at the corner of the corner.
It mainly uses light colors, such as white and light brown furniture, plus plenty of blue color element here and there.
10. Dark Brown Sunken Living Room
Looking at the previous nine images, you could raise a typical question like; can we get sunken living room without even having the sunken part?
The answer is; yes, you could, by connecting it with outdoor terrace like the image below.
The living room has dark brown tones, including the wooden structures, sofas, tables, and the cabinets.
A fireplace can be seen too, the house owner also combines the brown wood with black stone wall.
11. Seasonal Sunken Living Room Design
Sunken living room, with its cozy and elegant vibes, lets you to modify your house environment as your preference.
This design is suitable to be used for your vacation house, since you could sense the holiday feeling throughout the room and scenery from outside.
After creating the floor plans, the house owner put the necessary sofa and other gray furniture to suit the light brown elements.
Due to its elegance and beautifulness, this design should rise the bar of sunken living room designs.
12. Grand Sunken Living Room
The general house plans for this grand sunken living room are having huge living quarter below the kitchen and combining various bright tones into it.
Having different tones for chairs are not bad ideas though, since it could possibly enrich the color texture.
The living room can accommodate plenty of people, not to mention several chairs beside the sofa and near the kitchen island.
Installing such big and curtain-less windows, typical of a minimalist house, can significantly brighten your house.
13. Sunken Living Room in All-White
This spacious sunken living room has dominant white color for the entire room elements, including the sofa, wall, rug, lamp, and wall.
With this plenty of available space, it’s quite easy to remodel the living room anytime you like.
However, you should put serious concern about the safety though, due to the curved room border and you don’t see any railing or other remarks for it.
The high ceiling provides continuous stream of air and sunshine throughout the modern house.
14. Functional Sunken Living Room
This sunken living room is quite small, comparing to other living rooms from previous examples.
It has the dominant light brown and peach colors, including the sofa, stair, railing, rug, table, and furniture on the wall.
However, the main walls are painted with green, producing lively and retro vibes if you combine it with peach tone.
You don’t have to raise the other floors as high as in the image though, one or two stairs are enough to create such a sunken living room.
15. Sunken Living Room with Curved Stairs
The contemporary house installs white dominant vibe that is properly equipped with black painting and red rug in the living room.
You should have well-planned floor plans to have elegant light under the stairs as shown in the image below.
However, having rectangular living room could raise a problem; where should you put the room’s center? In this case, the TV?
It may not feel comfortable though, but you could build additional wall and plant the TV inside.
16. Cozy Sunken Living Room in Contemporary House
One doesn’t simply, great designs come from great mindsets.
Apart of its different height, this sunken living room has a distinguishable appearance comparing to other parts of the room.
It has black and red furniture, such as the sofas, rugs, and chairs, contrast to the gray and brown colors from the house structure.
The living room is marked by the railing as well, giving a noteworthy border to the kitchen area, it’s also connected to the outdoor area.
17. Elegant Sunken Living Room with Fireplace
This house has several living rooms, since the sunken one is quite small comparing to other living rooms in the previous images.
The red and rectangular sofa is being equipped with modern fireplace, producing a remarkable room in the contemporary house.
However, this such small sunken part almost leaves no room for remodel, if anything happens, because the small size is changeable.
This house uses mainly white and black elements, including the floor, chair, table, unless the distinguishable red sofa and plant nearby.
18. Classic Sunken Living Room
Some people make house plans to use one remarkably bright furniture, to complete the neutral color environment, like this image.
The sunken living room has orange sofa, such an eye-catching element for your first visit to the house.
Other ideas are quite boring comparing to this, use the same neutral colors for all the things for instance.
The living room is located perpendicular to the main glass door, giving it abundant amount of sunshine during the day, plus some additional planted lamps above.
19. Perpendicular Sunken Living Room
This perpendicular sunken living room has fixed size and shape; hence you almost have no chance for experiment and modification.
Talking about the safety, it’s not quite safe though to have sofa that directly connects to the higher floor like that, you may get slip sometimes.
It’s a good idea to install railing somewhere, so your kids or dogs cannot incidentally fall into the sofa and get injured.
This room has black and white elements to complement brown stairs and tables.
20. Sunken Living Room in Wooden Structured House
With the right composition of light and shade, triangle structure designs could produce magnificent house interior.
This living room is mainly created in bright and light tones, such as the neutral white walls and brown roofs and furniture.
Some darker elements are added too, to complete the bright room from the amount of sunshine from outside.
For you who want to remodel your living room into the sunken type one, some easy DIY raised floor tutorials are available online.
21. Conventional Sunken Living Room
Most of the previous images have shown you rectangular sunken living room.
Yet this sunken living room has circled shape, with the addition of several pillars for safety purpose and give such classic sense.
It has distance of three stairs from another floor level, producing remarkable sunken room with old school style.
The room uses mainly light brown color, especially the wall. The floor has darker brown tone, similar as the curtain, sofa, and table.
22. Outdoor Sunken Living Room
Sunken living room is also suitable for outdoor; however, you should prepare proper house plans for this.
Outdoor living room usually needs different material than indoor one, as it should materials that endure both sunshine and rain.
No need for additional expenses for house designers though, because you could fine any handy DIY raised stone bench for your outdoor sunken living room.
This living room has colorful pillows, to suit the bright environment, and neutral stone color for the floor.
23. Sunken Living Room in Modern House
After looking at more than 20 examples, your mind may raise a simple question; how expensive is it to make sunken living room?
The image below would cost you small fortune though, as it has many modern and elegant furniture to fill the spacious room.
The room combines wooden and metallic material, such as the stair, sofa, statue, including the kitchen nearby.
You should create good floor plans like this; hence you’ll get such a neat sunken living room.
24. Contemporary Sunken Living Room
The sunken living room is directly bordered by the window and terrace, producing openness and contemporary feelings.
For safety reason, people tend to put railing to ‘mark’ the sunken part, but you could replace it with other things, some windows for instance.
The circled living room raise a comfortable sense, plus with the addition of cozy white sofa and modern fireplace.
The living room mainly puts black and white elements, unless some gold walls around the fireplace.
25. Sunken Living Room in Elegant White
The grand ideas of this sunken living room are using neutral colors, both white and black, for the entire room furniture and brown tone for the rest.
The sunken part is quite large though, it can accommodate a pair of big sofas, plus fireplace inside the wall.
To make it distinguishable, the floors have two different colors, black and light brown.
Comparing to the sunken room, other floors raise about three stairs level higher.
26. Large Sunken Living Room in Dark Brown House
Many designs combine many different colors into one room, yet this sunken living room below keeps using one single tone; brown.
It mainly uses light brown for the floor, with darker brown for all the furniture, such as sofa, desk, and kitchen island.
Such proper house plans have been used though, as you can see the neat room ‘partition’ apart from the kitchen and dinner rooms.
Some colorful pillows and lamps are added as well to enrich the color texture.
27. Beachy Sunken Living Room
After reading up to this number, you could see just few images shown outdoor sunken living room, this example is one of those.
The sunken part only combines two different colors; red, for the sofa and pillow, plus light brown for the remaining part.
This room is suitable enough for beach and other picnic environments.
For this case, you should not raise the outside part too high, since your initial purpose is to enjoy the scenery from outside the sunken room.
28. Black and White Sunken Living Room
The modern sunken living room is mainly composed by black and white colors, with the addition of orange elements such as the pillow and lamp head.
If you already have sunken living room in your house, you could remodel it into this style, along with the open drawer and fireplace as the complement.
Such well-planned floor plans need to be created for this living room.
Black sofa and chair are properly equipped with white sofa and grey wall.
29. Sunken Living Room in Bright Environment
Apart from the neutral white and light brown floors, the remarkable red sofas are placed in the center to create a distinguishable sunken living room.
Great ideas though, since it’s also combined with the high ceiling and pretty scenery from the curtain-less window.
The rectangular sunken living room is marked by a different floor color.
However, you should put significant concern about the safety by putting another eye-catching remark near the stairs, otherwise, some people may get slipped.
30. Curved Sunken Living Room
Such proper house plans must have been done though, since the curved sunken living room below is so unique and cozy.
All the house parts are put in light brown, including the floors, stairs, sofas, pillow, and the lamps above.
Having this small sunken living room leaves you almost no room for remodel and experiment, the furniture itself may need to be accustomed.
There is another living room in normal design, it’s important as not everyone can enjoy sitting in sunken room.
31. Multi Tones Sunken Living Room
The image below contains great designs coming from the color combination from the furniture and house environment.
The sunken living room is located on the second floor.
It’s being accompanied with the railing and small wall nearby to mark the sunken part border.
The living room has sofa with various colors, from gray to green, with the addition of pink pillows and brown tables.
The modern house is filled with many planted lamps above, to complete the already-bright second floor.
32. Outdoor Sunken Living Room with Cozy Pool
The unique sunken living room below needs well-planned house plans, since it’s not that easy to ‘sink’ a room with surrounding pool.
You cannot recklessly raise the pool level anymore though, since you will fill the living room with water.
It’s highly suitable for outdoor common room, would be better if you have beautiful scenery too, beach or mountain for instance.
The living room uses mainly gray color, including the sofa and floor.
The surrounding blue water produces photogenic picture for your Instagram.
33. Vaulted Sunken Living Room
This image shows small sunken living room in the middle of the house, along with the long and curtain-less glass doors.
Proper floor plans need to be executed, where some sofa and reading table are in the center, and the book cabinets are placed beside it.
Since the living room only leaves narrow aisle, it will be better to put some stairs in between for safety consideration.
All the things use brown color, including the sofa, floor, and door frame.
34. Vibrant Sunken Living Room Colors
From the previous images, you might have concluded that some sunken living room designs are more compatible for hotel, including this one.
The large living room is filled with rectangular sofa, plus two tables at the center, and some refreshing plants at the corner.
Forget a boring railing, this room uses walls and pillars as the sunken border.
It can be used as a common room too, since its located near the (most likely) hotel pool.
35. Modern Sunken Living Room with Window
Creativity and technology could deliver great ideas into the real house interior.
This sunken living room contains rectangular designs in the middle of the house and is being surrounded with aisle and wall.
The house mainly uses gray and light brown colors, including the shaped sofa, pillow, dining table, chair, and floor.
To complete the color texture, the minimalist building also installs metallic color for some elements.
Some greens are placed by the window to refresh the house.
Here are all of ideas about Sunken Living Room designs. Unlike common living room, some sunken living rooms accommodate modern vibe with stylish images. However, you need to do proper floor plans before deciding to make one.
There is no such thing as too late to remodel your house plans. Please put concern about the safety. You can install railing or another border to prevent people get slipped to the sunken part. Finally, see you again in another article!