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History of Bedroom Furnishings: – In the 14th century, lower-class individuals slept on mattresses stuffed with hay and broom straws. – Feathers became popular mattress […]

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History of Bedroom Furnishings:
– In the 14th century, lower-class individuals slept on mattresses stuffed with hay and broom straws.
– Feathers became popular mattress stuffing in the 16th century for those who could afford them.
– Cotton and wool started becoming common mattress materials in the 18th century.
– The first coil spring mattress was invented in 1871.
– The most common mattress type is the innerspring, but alternatives like foam, latex, wool, and silk are available.

Modern Bedroom Features:
– Master bedrooms may include a bed (double, king, queen-sized), dressers, nightstands, closets, and carpeting.
– Mattresses usually have a bed set to raise them off the floor.
– Nightstands are popular for items like alarm clocks and lamps.
– Bedrooms may have washstands for personal hygiene tasks.
– Televisions, computers, video game consoles, and desks are common in modern bedrooms.

Bedroom Design and Regulations:
– Some jurisdictions have specific requirements for a room to legally qualify as a bedroom, such as the presence of a closet and means of egress.
– Walk-in closets are popular today, while wardrobes and dressers have been traditionally used for clothing storage.
– Buildings with multiple housing units may have varying numbers of bedrooms, with some units lacking a specific room designated as a bedroom.
– In some states like Alaska, bedrooms are not required to have closets but must meet minimum size standards.

Cultural Variations in Bedrooms:
– Bedroom furnishings and items vary based on taste, local traditions, and socioeconomic status.
– Bedrooms reflect an individual’s personality, social class, and unique preferences.
– Mattresses, nightstands, wardrobes, and carpets are common bedroom items.
– Different regions have distinct bedding styles, like the use of futons in Japan and unique bedding in Scandinavia.
– Children’s bedrooms may include bunk beds, closets, dressers, toy boxes, and other age-appropriate items.

Global Bedroom Perspectives:
– Bedrooms have doors for privacy and windows for ventilation.
– Larger bedrooms may have desks, chairs, or chest of drawers.
– Master bedrooms in Western countries may have bathrooms.
– Bedrooms may have televisions, video players, or personal computers.
– In some cultures, bedrooms are spaces for personal use and relaxation.
– In Japan, bedrooms are less important for personal space, with traditional tatami rooms using futons and Western-style bedrooms becoming more common post-WWII.

Bedroom (Wikipedia)

A bedroom or bedchamber is a room situated within a residential or accommodation unit characterised by its usage for sleeping. A typical western bedroom contains as bedroom furniture one or two beds, a clothes closet, and bedside table and dressing table, both of which usually contain drawers. Except in bungalows, ranch style homes, ground floor apartments, or one-storey motels, bedrooms are usually on one of the floors of a dwelling that is above ground level. Beds range from a crib for an infant; a single or twin bed for a toddler, child, teenager or single adult; to bigger sizes like a full, double, queen, king or California king). Beds and bedrooms are often devised to create barriers to insects and vermin, especially mosquitoes, and to dampen or contain light or noise to aid sleep and privacy.

A bedroom in Russia
A hotel bedroom in South Africa
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