Open plan living room ideas
‘Natalie Epstein Design’ makes this sunken living room. Your existing living room can be converted into such a step-down one when you have to remove the partition walls separating kitchen, living, dining, and family rooms and to create one big, open space during complete remodel of your home. Here, the area is separated from kitchen with open glass ledges and cabinets, which are turned into deck area.
Created by ‘Ownby Design’, this living room is the part of an open ground plan but a few sunken distinguishes it from the rest of the space along with giving a touch of intimacy. Here, the living room, kitchen, and the dining area are flowing from one space to another but yet have visibly separate partitions. The sectional right in front of the divider and custom-designed pillows have made a comfy seating for watching your favored show on the TV.
You can pass after this design if you have an L-shaped divider or at least any kind of divider separating your living room from other spaces of the house. You can package in the divider with drywall and add an attractive wood top as shown in this picture. The divider can even be swapped by open shelving, railings, or possible with a built-in sofa. A couple of pots with flower and plant, table lamps, a ceiling fan, sectional, and a couple of sofas will do the rest for you.
Step-down or sunken living areas have a long memoir that goes back to the late ‘50s. The trend is creating its way back to the modern interiors because of more practical purposes. This style of dropping the floor is necessary where raising the roof is not possible. The use of partitions, walls, or thresholds also eases smooth transition from one material to another, which is rather difficult with open floor plans characteristic of mainstream design.