Different Types of Bedrooms

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If you want to learn more about the different types of bedrooms and what to include in each one, stick with us. We’ll cover all the essentials you should know to renovate a bedroom and discuss budgeting for a bedroom renovation. So, without further ado, let’s start discussing interior design with a focus on bedroom design.

Bedroom Types

Depending on the bedroom’s occupant, there are three main types of bedrooms:

  • Master bedrooms
  • Children’s bedrooms
  • Guest bedrooms

While the size of the bedroom depends on your home’s layout, the style is based on the occupant and their interests and needs. Let’s see what goes into each one, starting with the master bedroom.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is your safe haven where you can relax, rest, and have some privacy. An optimal size for a master bedroom is 4m x 4m, where you’ll be able to place a queen-sized (or a king-sized) bed along with bedside tables on each side, a closet, and have a dressing space.

However, if you have more space in your home and want a more elaborate bedroom, you can add an en suite bathroom, and even a walk-in closet so your bedroom remains uncluttered and calming.  

Apart from the essentials mentioned above, master bedrooms can also have a bench or armchair where you can rest, read, or sip your morning coffee, a working desk and chair, shelving storage units, and a dressing table.

Children’s Bedroom

Next comes the children’s bedroom, which we can divide into two categories:

Toddler and Kid Bedroom

This room is smaller than the bedroom and it’s usually about 3 x 3 m in size. Children at this age need plenty of space for storing toys, so storage space for toys and clothes should be the primary aspect when designing your kid’s bedroom. Apart from that, a toddler bedroom should contain:

  • A movement area where you could install a gym for developing gross motor skills in newborns and young babies, or climbing toys for toddlers and young kids.
  • Open storage for toys so they can access them independently.
  • A self-care area for perfecting activities such as dressing, combing hair, etc.
  • Closets at the child’s height so they can access their clothes independently.

Teen Bedroom

A bedroom for a teen shouldn’t be smaller than 4 x 4 m and should be styled according to their preferences. They probably won’t need as much space to store toys, but would benefit from:

  • Bigger closet space
  • A designated area for studying and working on their computer
  • A small bookcase and a reading corner
  • A corner for working on their hobbies
  • An extra bed for sleepovers

Guest Bedroom

This is one of the least used bedrooms in the home since most people don’t have overnight guests on a regular basis. As a result, guest bedrooms have adopted the minimal style where everything is neat and organized. Essentials in such a room include:

  • A bed
  • A simple desk with an armchair
  • An empty closet
  • A tea/coffee station (optional, but recommended)

Standard guest bedrooms are about 3.6 x 4.3m, but they vary in size, depending on the home’s layout.

Other Items to Include in Your Master Bedroom

Besides the essentials that a bedroom can’t do without, such as a bed, a dresser/ wardrobe, and nightstands, there are other items that can make it feel like a relaxing at-home oasis.

Accent Chair

Even though accent chairs are quite common in living rooms, they’re also very popular in sophisticated bedrooms. You can choose between a lounge chair, a rocking chair, a chesterfield, or even a round swivel chair.


If you have the space, adding a vanity to your bedroom is the perfect way to personalize your space and have all your beauty products stored in one place.

Full-Length Mirror

A full-length mirror isn’t only great for increasing the amount of light in a room, but it can also visually increase the room’s size, not to mention give you the perfect spot for a selfie.


Rugs are accessories that bring the room together and add some texture while preventing your hardwood floors from getting damaged.


Adding houseplants is a perfect way to add a touch of nature and greenery to your bedroom, and you can do this in a number of ways. You can install floating shelves, suspend them from the ceiling, or just lay them on the floor.

Decorative Pillows

Make your bed a cozier space by adding some decorative pillows. They not only give you more comfort and support as you’re relaxing on your bed, but can also add a pop of color or texture if you think your bedroom needs it.

Window Coverings

The main thing people are after when it comes to their bedroom is a good night’s sleep, and one way to make sure this happens is to install blackout window treatments, blinds, or add simple curtains. If you don’t like the look of blackout curtains, you can always add regular curtains that cover your blackout curtains during the day.

Sound Machine and Alarm Clock

For people who have trouble falling asleep at night, a sound machine can do wonders. It not only blocks environmental noise that can sometimes disrupt our sleep, but it often has other features, such as an alarm clock or specific noise that helps you wake up in the morning.

Bedroom Lighting

The atmosphere in your bedroom is generally created by the light that enters from the windows. But good lighting in the bedroom is especially important at night to create a relaxing atmosphere that helps us wind down. Let’s go over some different lights you may want to incorporate in your bedroom.

Overhead Light

This is the standard type of light in the bedroom that doesn’t really create a specific mood, rather makes certain tasks, such as cleaning, dressing yourself, or organizing a room, easier. However, for ambient-enhancing lights, you’ll want to go with other options.

Bedside Lamps

Bedside lamps are found in most bedrooms, often on each nightstand, and are usually used for reading and doing similar tasks in bed.

Floor Lamp

If you have the space, a floor lamp can do wonders for creating a peaceful and calming mood in your bedroom. It illuminates just enough so you can see, without making you more awake just before going to bed.

Mood Lighting

Mood lighting is another type of light that will make your bedroom. These lights can be in the form of string lights, strip lights, or even a salt rock lamp that gives a completely different vibe to the room.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, designing a bedroom isn’t a very complicated task, but you do need to consider a few things before you start. Firstly, you’ll need to assess the needs of the person who’s using the room, whether it’s a master bedroom, a children's bedroom, or a guest bedroom.

Then, you’ll need to define a budget so you’ll know where you can spend and where you can save when it comes to purchasing furniture, materials, paint, and other things you’ll need for the bedroom. If you need help budgeting, reach out to the budget estimator and figure out how much you’ll need.

Last but not least, you’ll need to let your imagination guide the design experience, and either DIY the project or work with a professional such as an architect or interior designer to design the bedroom of your dreams.