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Sitting in an enclosed space while having a conversation and enjoying our friends or family brings a note of intimacy to the moment. Like a warm light shedding a shadow over a table, they draw us in, they invite us, and they give us the illusion of safety while beautifying our home. A particular example of this concept are the sunken sitting areas or conversation pits.
Based on a simple, circular design, this model stands out because of the small fire in the middle. Even though it may not look more than a simple but very beautiful idea, it is in fact something more due to the psychological effect it produces. Light or fire in particular attracts us, reels us in because it represents warmth, creativity and passion, and last but not least it makes the room look a bit traditional.
Of course fire isn’t the only thing the design of such a place should be based on. We can also rely on bright colors to make a difference. Whether it’s yellow, red, orange, a beautiful combination of tones and saturations or a powerful contrast depends on us and our personality. It’s just like a painting: the more beautiful and balanced, the more welcoming.
Naturally, these designs can be imprinted on the outside landscape too. Moreover, placing one outside means that you can enjoy nature and the smooth, calm atmosphere created by a lake, a forest or just the nice view of a sunset.
Even though they cannot be fitted to any house because they require planning ahead, the effects they produce and the atmosphere they create make them worth placing in any home. And on a personal note, I believe that one of these would enhance the relationships and the quality of a conversation between the people sitting in because there is no room for a TV and because each person is able to glance at everybody else and a permanent eye contact is maintained, improving the bonds between people.