In Western structure, a lounge, also referred to as a lounge room, lounge or sitting room, is a room in a residential home or residence for enjoyable and socializing. Such a room is typically referred to as a front room when it's near the principle entrance on the front of the house. In giant formal houses, a sitting room is usually a small personal living area adjacent to a bedroom, such as the Queen's Sitting Room and the Lincoln Sitting Room of the White House. The term lounge was coined in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
In houses that lack a parlour or drawing room, the lounge may additionally function as a reception room.
A typical Western lounge may comprise furnishings similar to a sofa, chairs, occasional tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, electrical lamps, rugs, or different furniture. Historically, a sitting room in the United Kingdom and New Zealand has a fire, dating from when this was obligatory for heating. In a Japanese sitting room, referred to as a washitsu, the ground is covered with tatami, sectioned mats, on which individuals can sit comfortably.