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.
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.
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.