A living room can be described in many different terms. For some people it is a simple seating area or lounge area. Some people would consider their living room as the main living space in their home, where guests and family gather to watch TV, read and talk.
In most cases this room is on the main level of a home and sees a lot of activity. Room designs can be geared toward a host of activities. There are plans where the living room is incorporated into an open floor plan and in some cases it is an entirely separate room that has a door and is largely separate from the rest of the living space.
Multi Purpose: Some designs are set up so that the room can be a multi purpose room. There may be some consideration given to reading areas, television and other media areas and even simple seating for eating in the space.
These multi purpose designs are popular for small spaces especially in apartments. There are a lot of ways that these designs provision for separate areas. The areas can be divided up with the use of furniture or book cases and wall units. Many times soft walls are often used to divvy up the spaces. This type of design is the perfect solution for smaller homes that need the space to be multi functional.
With these multi purpose living room designs it is not unusual to find an elect bunch of furniture to meet the multi purpose need.
Media Rooms: When space is at a premium many times a room will double as a media room where friends and family gather to watch movies or to listen to music this is very common in a lot of homes.
With these types of designs typically the entire room design is focused on the media equipment and the seating area.
Formal Rooms: Room designs are often geared toward a more formal type room. This formal type of design may include some formal touches like crown molding and chair rail molding around the room. Typically in this case of design the focus is on seating and other touches that will make the room more of a formal seating area. These types of designs are still quite popular and are still a huge design element in new construction homes.