In Western structure, a lounge, also referred to as a lounge room, lounge or sitting room, is a room in a residential house or residence for enjoyable and socializing. Such a room is typically referred to as a entrance room when it's close to the principle entrance at the entrance of the house. In large formal houses, a sitting room is usually a small non-public living space adjoining to a bedroom, such as the Queen's Sitting Room and the Lincoln Sitting Room of the White House. The term lounge was coined within the late 19th or early twentieth century.
In houses that lack a parlour or drawing room, the lounge may additionally operate as a reception room.
A typical Western lounge could comprise furnishings comparable to a settee, chairs, occasional tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, electric lamps, rugs, or other furniture. Historically, a sitting room within the United Kingdom and New Zealand has a fireplace, courting from when this was necessary for heating. In a Japanese sitting room, referred to as a washitsu, the floor is roofed with tatami, sectioned mats, on which individuals can sit comfortably.