Types Of Bedrooms And Their Designated Occupants


The bedroom is one of the most used rooms in the home, along with other high-traffic rooms like the bathroom and kitchen. It is a place where you start and end your day, a place for resting and sleeping. The bathroom can serve other functions also; it can be used for reading, writing, watching TV, etc. But little did we know that there are different types of bedrooms, and each possesses its own characteristics.

In this article, I will discuss the various types of bedrooms one can have in their home. I will also discuss the key characteristics of these types of bedrooms and the different sets of occupants they are tailored for. Please read on to learn more.

Most common types of bedrooms

1. Master’s bedroom

master bedroom

The master bedroom is usually the biggest bedroom in the house. Its size is anywhere from 180 to 250 sq ft. But it can also be bigger, depending on the size of the house or the requirements of the homeowner. Most master bedrooms are designed with sliding glass doors leading out to a back patio where one can relax and have a little more privacy.

2. Guest bedroom

guest bedroom

A guest bedroom, just like the name implies is a room designated for guests who arrive at your home and stay a day or more. It carries minimal furnishing, a double bed, wardrobe, bedside table, closet, and an attached bedroom. Additionally, these bedrooms are flexible, meaning they can be used for other purposes at any time.

3. Teen bedroom

teen bedroom

Teen bedrooms are designated for teens, and the functionality of these rooms should complement that of teens. Remember that teenagers spend a lot of time in their rooms, doing homework, on their phones or computers, chatting with friends, or playing video games. So you will mostly find an area specified for study, a closet space, and a computer table.

4. Kid’s bedroom

kids bedroom

Kid’s bedrooms, also termed nursery bedrooms are designed for kids in the family. These rooms are smaller than the masters’ bedrooms but are still spacious enough for the kids to play and store toys. Things you will commonly find in these rooms are a study table with a desk, a bed, open shelves to keep toys, etc.

5. Grandparent’s bedroom

grandparents bedroom

The grandparent’s bedroom is a bedroom designed for grandparents or older citizens. These rooms must be fully functional, with easy-to-use furniture and more circulation space so the elderly can move around without bumping into any furniture. You will often find grandparent’s bedrooms on the ground floor so the occupant can access or exit the bedroom with ease.

6. Dorm bedroom

dorm beds

Although you might not come across them often, dorm bedrooms are still worth mentioning. These bedrooms are compact living spaces that are given out for renting or for sharing purposes. Single dorm bedrooms are not too common because most dorm bedrooms have two or more people sharing the space. Hence, bed bunks are a highlighting feature in these bedrooms.


What color is best for bedrooms?

Light paint colors such as off-whites, light neutrals, pales, and pastels are some of the best colors for bedrooms.

What furniture is essential in the bedroom?

Some of the most essential bedroom furniture include a bed frame, mattress, headboard, nightstand,  accent chair, plants, etc.

Does a bedroom have windows?

Technically speaking, a room cannot be considered a bedroom if it does not have a window or is not properly ventilated. A realtor might hesitate to list such a room as a bedroom if there is no window.

In conclusion

The bedroom is not really a lengthy topic to talk about, but one cannot stress enough just how important bedrooms are to a home. There are many types of bedrooms in regard to their functions, style, and design. It is important you know these types and their designated occupants while planning the interior of your home.

Remember, your bedroom is a place you go to unwind after the hustle and bustle of the day. So your bedroom must be properly furnished and comfortable so you look forward to going back at the end of each working day.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article. You might also be interested in this article on the types of home lighting and lighting fixtures.

Thanks for reading.

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