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A sunken sitting room is exactly what you didn’t know you needed


By Niamh ODonoghue
15th Mar 2018

Purple dreaming via Pinterest

A sunken sitting room is exactly what you didn’t know you needed

 

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Much like fashion, there are trends in architecture and design that, for better or worse, resurface every once in a while. Are you familiar with sunken sitting rooms? You might recall them if you were lucky enough to grow up during the 70s. If you’ve yet to experience their sunken joy get ready because they’re making a comeback.

They look like a feature found in the homes of tech executives in Silicone Valley or high-power CEOs and have even appeared in the popular Mad Men series. In reality, sunken living areas are actually easy to install into even the smallest of homes. It is, essentially, a comfortable and cosy conversation pit to enjoy with friends and family. What could be better than that?

In the sixties and seventies the trend was adopted by nightclub and restaurant owners. Now, they’re popular in open-concept homes where people are looking for creative ideas to divide space (or bring people closer together).

Check our gallery above for perfect sunkenspiration and get planning your perfect cosy space.

Don’t have space inside? Get creative and make your own sunken oasis in your back garden instead.

Back garden oasis via Pinterest