Alcoved cubiculum

The cubiculum, a Latin word, was the bedroom of the Roman house, usually small in the domus and larger in Roman villas. Used only for sleeping, the furniture was simple, composed of a bed, often single, the lectulo, used by spouses to sleep separately; only newly-weds used a double bed called the lectus genialis. In the most important domus or villas the cubiculum was connected to an alcove, a small room used exclusively to contain the bed, leaving more space in the room for other furnishings.