A living room is a room in a home. The living room in a home is shared by the people living in the home. In the living room they talk with each other and their guests. The furniture can include a couch, chairs, etc.
The furniture can include a couch, chairs, tables, lamps, a television, curtains and pictures. People may have started using the compound word, living room, in the early twentieth century.
A typical Western living room may contain furnishings such as a sofa, chairs, occasional tables, and bookshelves, electric lamps, rugs, or other furniture. Traditionally, a sitting room in the United Kingdom and New Zealand has a fireplace, dating from when this was necessary for heating. In a Japanese sitting room, called a washitsu, the floor is covered with tatami, sectioned mats, on which people can sit comfortably.
In larger homes in the United States and Canada, the living room may be reserved for more formal and quiet entertaining, while a separate room—such as a den, family room, or recreation room is used for leisure and informal entertainment. A great room combines the functions of one or more of these rooms.
With little spaces it is getting very tough for home owners to make a proper utilization of living room. So, from a rest room or front room it is basically a space that disassociate the outer part from interfering the privacy. However with some professional architect one can still manage high quality living room designs with their small spaces