The small bedroom philosophy is an effort to encourage more interaction in the common space of the home. This philosophy assumes that the main purposes of the bedroom involve sleep, clothing storage and dressing. The size and the amenities of the bedrooms are designed around that functionality. This is not to say that a bedroom couldn’t offer a place of retreat and solitude, but rather that it should serve only temporarily as such. The bulk of living should be done outside of the bedrooms, with the other members of the home.