In Western structure, a front room, also called a lounge room, lounge or sitting room, is a room in a residential home or condominium for enjoyable and socializing. Such a room is typically called a entrance room when it's near the primary entrance on the entrance of the house. In large formal properties, a sitting room is commonly a small private dwelling space adjoining to a bedroom, such because the Queen's Sitting Room and the Lincoln Sitting Room of the White House. The time period front room was coined within the late 19th or early twentieth century.
In properties that lack a parlour or drawing room, the living room may additionally perform as a reception room.
A typical Western front room may comprise furnishings reminiscent of a sofa, 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 hearth, dating from when this was needed for heating. In a Japanese sitting room, called a washitsu, the ground is covered with tatami, sectioned mats, on which individuals can sit comfortably.