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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Living rooms around the world

Found these @ Normal Room when I was googling ideas for my living room makeover.


Country: Lithuania
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Couple with no children
Inhabitants: F26, M32
Location: Kaunas
User name / Room name: Bu / Living room / lounge

Country: Indonesia
Type of accommodation: Detached/Semi-detached house
Household: Couple with no children
Location: cimahi, west java
User name / Room name: yu sing / Living room / lounge

Country: India
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Family with children
Inhabitants: Male39,F36,F10
Location: Bokaro
User name / Room name: Latte / Living room / lounge

Country: South Korea
Type of accommodation: Semi-detached house
Household: Single
Location: living room
User name / Room name: sh5074 / Living room / lounge

Country: Turkey
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Single
Location: Istanbul/Kadikoy
User name / Room name: velvet / Living room / lounge

Country: Singapore
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Family with children
Location: Singapore
User name / Room name: lzene / Living room / lounge

Country: Sweden
Type of accommodation: Detached/Semi-detached house
Household: Family with children
Location: Umeå
User name / Room name: karinjohanna / Living room / lounge

Country: Australia
Type of accommodation: House
Household: Family with children
Inhabitants: Couple, three children and dog.
Location: Sydney
User name / Room name: Retreatbeach / Living room / lounge

Country: Japan
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Couple with no children
Inhabitants: M26, F35
Location: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
User name / Room name: gomichild / Living room / lounge

Country: Finland
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Couple with no children
Inhabitants: M34 F32
Location: Jyväskylä
User name / Room name: bubsus / Living room / lounge

Living Room Trivia

In the UK and Australia, the living room is known as sitting room, lounge room or lounge. The Malay word for living room is 'ruang tamu', literally translated as 'guest space'.

In modern homes and apartments, the living room has replaced the old-fashioned front parlour. In modern use, the parlour is a formal sitting room in a large house or mansion.

Synonyms for living room include best room, common room, drawing room, foreroom, front room, salon, withdrawing room, guest room.

12 comments:

Steph said...

Great pictures...shows that real rooms can look good.

"Drawing Room" never made sense to me! Always heard this in old movies.

RoseBelle said...

I found out UK people say lounge for living room. I was reading an architectural digest and the article kept referring to lounge and I thought it was like a little room with a bar or something. It was until I finished the article that I realized "lounge" is "living room".

Karey Ellen said...

Very interesting!
Did you end up finding any inspiration for your own living room?

KareyEllen
KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

Grace Hester Designs said...

Nice round-up! I troll Apartment Therapy, BHG, and Houzz for inspirations. Good luck on your makeover! (Goodness knows we need one in our house)

Jinnia said...

Those are some nice living room arrangements you found! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

Jinnia said...

Great blog! You have a new follower!

Gina F said...

I hope you find what your looking for and that your living room sure comes out just like you want it too. I enjoyed the different living rooms that you posted. How Interesting! :o)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Those are really nice. It's inspirational to get different decorating ideas.

blueviolet said...

Most everyone has a couch! We like to laze around all over the world!

Lin said...

Some of those rooms really had the "mood" lighting going on! Hey--where's MY living room??

Kimberly said...

I love seeing how other people live :-) Did you get an inspiring idea to go with??? ~Kimberly

www.stinkerpinker.com

Maura Alia said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really enjoyed this living rooms of the world post. I'm following you via Google Friend Connect.

~Maura
The Moxie Bee
http://www.themoxiebee.com

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