This viral “conversation pit” idea is perfect for cozy living rooms

If you’re anything like me, a 1970s sunken living room probably exists somewhere on your dream home mood board. Also known as a “conversation pit”, the striking architectural feature once beloved by designers seemed to have fallen out of favor at the end of this decade, however in recent years, it’s a feature we’ve definitely noticed making a comeback. 

The traditional sunken living room has an air of grandeur to it. There is no denying the drama it adds to the room. For most of us, the idea of creating such a space is completely unrealistic. After all, it requires you to have a sunken area in your home – something that can’t be achieved without some serious architectural work.