Freaky Friday fact: Living room origin

Why do we call it the ‘Living Room’.

In years passed, it was a habit to hold a deceased person’s viewing at home in the front parlour. During that time it was referred to as the ‘Death Room’. In 1910, the Ladies Home Journal declared the ‘Death Room’ as no more, claiming the title was too morbid.

From then on, the front parlour would be forever known as the ‘Living Room’.

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