On Bedrooms

So, I've been thinking about bedrooms. I spend a total of about 15 min of my waking hours in there, and most of that time it's standing in front of my clothes doing this. :)

Why is it that bedrooms are dedicated so much space? I recently saw these photos, and it makes me want to find an apartment with a room the width of my bed. I'd gladly give up bedroom space for a bigger living room, wouldn't you?

Some more photos of this brilliant setup...

Photos via coco alpine design.