In order to determine the etymological origin of this word, we would have to establish that it emanates from the Germanic, because in it the word “salt” was synonymous with “construction of a single room”. To that, to give rise to the term at hand, the suffix “-on” was added, which is augmentative.
Living room is the augmentative of room . The term is used to name the large room in a house that is intended for the reception of visits or to house parties and meetings. For example: "Please wait in the lounge that my husband will arrive in a few minutes", “We have decorated the room for this special occasion”, “We have leaks in the lounge: where are we going to make Christmas dinner?”.
Much is the evolution that the room has had throughout the centuries. However, it has retained its essence as a favorite space of the house to be able to be with family, talk, rest, read and even watch television.
Hence, it is essential that when decorating and furnishing it, first and foremost, comfort and convenience. Therefore, it must be equipped with sofas, tables, proper lighting and even closets where everything is stored and in perfect order.
In recent years what has been produced is a new twist in the field of the salon. Thus, technology has been introduced into it thanks to home automation, a set of very functional and easy-to-use systems that allow both lighting and air conditioning to be managed, for example.
Nor should we overlook that in some areas of the world, such as, for example, in different regions of Spain it is often differentiated what is the living room of the living room. Both spaces exist in the houses but, while the latter is a space of smaller dimensions so that those living in the houses live together daily, the living room becomes the space in which to meet the visitors.
He property or commercial enterprise dedicated to hosting events is also known as a hall: “Maria is looking for a room to organize her wedding party”, “Ricardito is going to celebrate his birthday in the room that is on the other block”, “Several boys have already arrived in the room, but the honoree is still missing”.
Another use of the concept is linked to the space of important dimensions where a company or organization Hold your meetings: “Managers wait for you in the session room”, "The company will present its new product next week in the assembly hall of the plant", "I'm going to check if the meeting room is in order, that investors will arrive at any time".
The facility where the products from a certain industry for commercial purposes it also receives the name of salon: “Thousands of people attended the recent motor show at the exhibition fairground”, “I have to travel to Santiago to attend the shoe show”.
Salon, finally, is used in some countries to refer to the classroom of schools or educational centers: “Children, enter the classroom that the teacher is coming”, “The teacher said she would put order in the classroom”.