In Western architecture, a living room, also called a lounge room, lounge or sitting room, is a room in a residential house or apartment for relaxing and socializing. Such a room is sometimes called a front room when it is near the main entrance at the front of the house. In large formal homes, a sitting room is often a small private living area adjacent to a bedroom
Modern bedrooms often have central heating, Older bedrooms in countries with cool or cold climates often had built-in fireplaces. These were not normally lit, but provided for times when a sick person or invalid was occupying the bedroom.