Living Room Vs Family Room Vs Great Room. Also referred to as a great room or a lounge room in the UK and Australia a living room tends to be a space in your home devoted to entertaining guests. So the family room and living room.
That said there are some differences. For years the terms living room and family room have been used interchangeably. In large homes with both a family room is decorated as a more casual space for the family while a living room is considered a more formal space.
It served as the reception area for guests.
The furnishings in both a living room and a family room tend to be similar in function but typically differ greatly in style. You may use your living room to greet guests and to host more elegant gatherings. Understandably many people often interchange them and confuse one with the other. One is very specific and the other is a more all-encompassing space often comprising the totality of the communal living spaces in a home.