Often defined as the largest bedroom in the home, the master bedroom is normally occupied by the person or persons who serve as the heads of the household. It normally includes more amenities than smaller bedrooms in the home, and may include additional spaces that are directly accessible from the interior of the space. When this is the case, this bedroom is sometimes referred to as a master suite or an ensuite.
Master bedrooms often are spaces large enough to include more than a standard bed, dresser, and chest of drawers. They often include a vanity, a small conversation area, or a chaise that is ideal for taking a nap or reading a book. The main point of the bedroom is to create a haven or sanctuary for the heads of the household. This can be particularly important when the home includes children. It may become a place where the mother and father can retire for private time, or enjoy a short break from family activities.
In many homes, the master bedroom will include additional closet space. It is not unusual for the main bedroom to have one large closet, or two ample closets. When two closets are present, they are often referred to as his and her closets. In master suites where a private bath is included, a dressing room often acts as the connecting space between the bedroom proper and the bath and shower space.
The exact size of the master bedroom will vary from one home to another. Some experts define it as being any bedroom with at least seventy square feet of floor space in the main body of the room. However, others are content to award the status to the single largest bedroom in the home, or simply to identify the master bedroom as the bedroom for the owners of the space regardless of whether it is the largest bedroom in the home or not.