Living furniture, or living room furniture, is furniture for a room in a residential house designed to create an environment to relax and socialize. Similar furniture is also present in front rooms, or sitting rooms.
Some examples of living furniture include tables, sofas, chairs, bookshelves, lamps, rugs, and fireplaces. Different cultures also have distinct furniture, such as the tatami, or sectioned mats, in Japanese sitting rooms.
It was the 1890's, in western culture, where we can first find the term living room. It is this same time period when we move away from parlor rooms to living rooms, changing the priority of having a room to recieve guests to having a room that reflects the personality of the designer.