Vibrant, full of ritual values, Indian diverse cultured living style sets many permutation-combination when it comes to designing the interiors for residences. Indian luxury abode dwellers prefer: Classic; Vintage; Retro; Contemporary; Asian; Rustic; Scandinavian; Mediterranean; Eccentric; Chalet; Craftsman; Mid-Century; West Coast Contemporary; Victorian, and Shabby Chic interior style for their living room. But while choosing any of living room’s furniture, wall colours, wall arts – artefacts, seating arrangements, windows, door, carpets, curtains, tapestry, light arrangements, and scented environment- the dweller makes sure that it reflects the cultural dominance.
The term ‘living room’ is found initially in the decorating literature of the 1890s, where a living room is understood to be a reflection of the personality of the designer. In Western Residential Architecture- in late 19th or early 20th century, the phrase ‘LIVING ROOM’ came in existence — in large villas and bungalows, living room is termed as lounge or hall (in British and Australian English), or sitting room (in British English). In palatial villas or palaces apart from a centre meeting place, living rooms are crafted adjoining to master’s bed-room, such as: Queen’s Sitting Room, or Lincoln Sitting Room of the White House. Such ‘living room besides bedrooms’ can be seen at presidential category suite rooms in luxury hotels too.
Apart from mirroring dwellers’ living preferences and cultural orientation, modern ‘Living Room’ has many objectives to serve — few of those are: welcome, and meet guests; sharing joyous conversations amongst family members; afternoon and evenings short gathering of friends and extended family members; hosting festive celebration gatherings of neighbours, friends, or family members.
Well, one can say that: ‘the living room is not only the centre assembly hall for the dwellers — living room is a family’s emotional exchange junction’.