In Western structure, a lounge, additionally known 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 known as a entrance room when it's near the primary entrance at the entrance of the house. In giant formal houses, a sitting room is commonly a small non-public residing area adjoining to a bedroom, such as the Queen's Sitting Room and the Lincoln Sitting Room of the White House. The time period lounge was coined within the late 19th or early 20th century.
In houses that lack a parlour or drawing room, the lounge may additionally perform as a reception room.
A typical Western lounge could contain furnishings comparable to a settee, chairs, occasional tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, electrical lamps, rugs, or other furniture. Traditionally, a sitting room within the United Kingdom and New Zealand has a fire, dating from when this was needed for heating. In a Japanese sitting room, known as a washitsu, the ground is roofed with tatami, sectioned mats, on which people can sit comfortably.