The living room is somewhat of a modern institution. Older estates might have had sitting rooms, drawing rooms, or studies. But the multipurpose living room - a gather spot for families, a cozy area for entertaining, or even just a place to put your feet up - is kind of a new concept. Its not necessarily fussy or fancy, but with the right design it can truly become the heart of a home.Represented here are 26 beautiful living rooms that take this modern space and make it not just welcoming, but beautiful. Have a look.