In Western architecture, a living room, also called a lounge room (Australian English), lounge (British English), or sitting room (British English), is a room in a residential house or apartment for relaxing and socializing. Such a room is sometimes called a front room when it is near the main entrance at the front of the house, it is also known as drawing room. In large formal homes, a sitting room is often a small private living area adjacent to a bedroom, such as the Queen’s Sitting Room and the Lincoln Sitting Room of the White House. The term living room was coined in the late 19th or early 20th century.
In homes that lack a parlour or drawing room, the living room may also