Every home needs to have a traditional sitting room with a piano to entertain guests. Don’t be fooled, this room does not have televisions and entertainment systems to zone out to. The purpose of a room like this is to welcome in guests and have a area to sit and chat. Without a television or computer people are forced to interact the old fashion way (not through Twitter updates)!
When creating a room like this make sure to pay attention to the way you arrange your furniture. You want to be able to have people facing each other, so for that reason arrange your couches facing one another. If you have a piano, you want to make sure everyone has a view of the piano player. Also fireplace in the middle of the sitting room acts as a focal point, so be sure not to hide it, rather enhance it and decorate it according to the season.