The most important goal in designing a bedroom is to establish a comfortable relationship between the occupants and their bed and between the bed and the room at large. Because people spend an average of six to eight hours a day in the bedroom, the space must engender feelings both of relaxation and security. The design of bedrooms should also accommodate activities such as reading and functions such as storage for personal belongings.
The bed is the only indispensable piece of furniture in the bedroom; many other functional requirements can be accommodated by built-in furniture. Examples include built-in window seats and closets. The standard dimensions for beds below will be helpful when selecting the right size bed for a specific room.
|Crib||24x 54||610 x 1372|
|Twin||39 x 75||990 x l905|
|Twin XL||39 x 75||990 x 2134|
|Full||54 x 75||1372 x l905|
|Full XL||54×84||1372 x 2134|
|Queen||60×84||1524 x 2134|
|King||76×84||1930 x 2134|
Depending on the size of the room, bedside tables, lounge chairs, side tables, and even writing desks can be added to a bedroom to promote quiet activities during waking hours. Augmenting built-in closets, pieces such as dressers, armories, and vanities provide other forms of storage in larger rooms.
Bed Centered in Room
The most typical and practical configuration is to place the bed in the center of the room against one wall. The dimensions recommended below provide ample space for two people to get into and out of bed.
Twin Beds in a Room
A minimum of 30 inches (762 millimeters) between beds is recommended; this allows for a shared night table and ample room to get into and out of bed.