What Differentiates A Living Room From A Sitting Area

Almost these two terms may seem like one and the same, they’re not. There are a few differences between a living room and a sitting room. So, if you look past the similarities, you’ll see them as two separate zones.


For starters, the living room is the largest room of the house. A sitting area is often smaller and a lot cozier. In a living room there’s often a sitting area, usually formed by a sofa and a couple of armchairs. A sitting area id entirely devoted to comfort.


The living room is where you entertain your guests. This can mean playing board games, watching a movie or simply chatting. The space has to be large and airy so everyone can move around freely and comfortably.

A sitting room needs to be comfy and cozy and it’s usually where the family members spend time together as a group without the company of guests.

Furniture and layout.

If a sitting room usually features a sofa, a couch and armchairs or beanbag chairs, a living room is more complex than that. It can include a small sitting area but it also has an entertainment center, cupboards and storage spaces. Decorations also play an important role in the living room, in the form of artwork on the walls for example. It can also have a fireplace, a piano and other accent features.

Also, a living room can sometimes be part of an open floor plan which also includes the kitchen and a dining area.

Sitting rooms are not known to include TVs, entertainment centers, computers and other similar features and are designed as a recreation area for casual activities for the family.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 7th, 2011


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