THE LIVING SPACE

The living room is arguably the most important room in the house when it comes to decorating. It is the room where you entertain guests and loved ones, and it is where families tend to spend the bulk of their at-home time together after the kitchen.

Decorating your living room should reflect you and your family. Do not let anyone else tell you how you should or should not decorate. It is your home and it needs to be right for you, Sometimes also called a sitting room or lounge, the living room is the space where the homeowners and family members gather to spend time together. It’s a space designed for recreation but also for entertainment, the space where guests are welcomed they visit.

The term living room is relatively new in comparison to “drawing room”. The term appeared in the 18th century and designates a space that is mainly used for entertaining guests. It’s not a room where the homeowners would spend their free time but more like the space where guests are sited before and after dinner.

The two rooms can also be told apart by judging their location in the house. The drawing room is typically situated near the entrance and close to the front door so guests can go directly inside without having to pass through other rooms. The living room, on the other hand, is often found at the center of the house.

A living room is generally furnished with comfortable chairs, sofas, and recliners and often includes a fireplace and a media unit with a TV. The décor may include elements such as artwork, framed family photos, etc. The drawing room, on the other hand, is a more formal space. The décor is kept simple and tends to be mainly functional.

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