Is having your own room important to you at home?

@hotsummer (10308)
Philippines
June 22, 2009 3:27am CST
for those people who still live with parents and still single, do you feel that you gotta have your own room or can you live with it sharing it with other member of the family. though here in the philippines, it is not that important though people like to have their own room. but i know in US that it is just part of your culture that having your own room is a must in every family. so for those parents out there, do you give your children their own room. for me it does not matter. i do but we are not allowed. ha ha. until now. maybe because it was not just part our culture to realize thta childrean have their own right to privacy. and for some time i had my own room i had no say that things should stay or taken out of the room. for me not having the room is important, but we should have a say as to the color of the wall and to the kind of stuff that we can put inside and that we shuold not have the family garbage inside our room. cause it is a way our own world. WIshed that i had experienced my own room and do with i want to do with it like i see on television. though it is common also here in my country, but still a lot don't have that freedom to do so specially those who are still young and can't afford to buy things for themselves.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
22 Jun 09
For me it is important that each of my children have their own room. I grew up having had my own room. I believe that having your own private room is important as it is where you can have your own privacy in a house shared by many people.
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
i am not that keen to have my own room though. but i admit that children should be given their own room and have their own privacy. but i do like sharing my room with someone else. if ever i will get my own room i don't think i will be permitted to have friend to stay in my place for sometime too so it defeats the purpose sometimes of having your own room if you can't invite friends over. but if i get to have my own kids since i am still single i will not deprive my kids of their own room and their privacy and do what they do want to do with it. but does not include those things that are not morally right. but that is another topic though.
22 Jun 09
I think its very important for a person to have his/her own room. not only does it inculcate the essence of small responsbilities like keeping it tidy, making your own bed, but also gives you the privacy and your own space.It is not a very popular concept in Asia, but in the recent times you can see a lot of families planning out the buying of new houses keeping in mind their child's own room.
@annisa35 (30)
• Indonesia
22 Jun 09
Yes, itis very important for me to have my own room. I feel free when I am in my own room, nobody will come in when nothing important. I already got my own room since I was 10 years old. Only sometime when families or friends come I must share room with them. It is not nice when there is another person in my room but just for a few days is ok to share room. I really enjoy when I can feel free in my own room. I can take rest in comfort feeling without any disturbance.
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• Philippines
22 Jun 09
I am the only girl in the family so my parents provide me a room when I turn 13 years old. I have my 3 brothers so I need to sleep separately from my brothers. I do also live here in the Philippines.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 11
Hi hotsummer! I had my own room when I was in grade school. I like the idea of having my own room because I can keep my stuffs no matter how much I have. This of course, I am sure, I can't do if I had to share my room. Privacy is another thing I enjoy because I have my own room.
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
27 Apr 11
nice to see you again . it has been awhile since the last time I saw you active on the site . anyways,that's true . It's important for a person to have his own small room no matter how small it is
@freak55 (22)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
im not living with my parents but im staying in a boarding house still paid by my parent. i can's say that im independent already but i am enjoyig it because i can stay out all night without worrying that my parent might be waiting late for me. and i can also go wherever i want without them knowing and worrying when i will go back. the not so good part of this is that i get to do all the errands in my room. im im enjoying every moment of my stay in my own room/boarding house
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
it is good that you have experienced staying in your own place or boarding house. i do want to experience that too. LOL. i am not permitted by my parents yet still. ha ha.
• Indonesia
22 Jun 09
When I was single, having a room of my own is VERY important because I need privacy and I want to stay away from my naughty sister who loves to tease me . But now that I'm married, I prefer to share my room with my husband, because I want to be able to communicate with him as often as possible (I think communication is the key to a successful relationship). We share everything in our room, including TV, laptop, CDs and even life...LOL
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
yeah it is important to share your room with your partner. i wonder how long a relationship or marriage if we have different rooms. anyways, for me still being single i still have find the day when i can have the means to pay for my own place or just have my own room at my place with my parents. but still it is no good in having my own room with out any control over my own room. and so i just wish i could do find some time and money to afford to have some vacation with some friends and also find some privacy.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
3 Jun 11
Hi. hotsummer. It is very important, because, I like to have my own personal space. Especially, after I started to reach puberty. With my kids, my son has his own bedroom. And my daughter's sleep in the same bedroom that we sleep in. When we move into our four bedroom house pretty soon, my kids will have their own bedroom, each. I usually separate the girls room, from their brother's bedroom. I know that when my daughter's become much older, they will definitely want their own bedroom. Now at their younger age, they are not really worrying about it, but within a couple of more years, I know that they will start to.
• India
30 Aug 09
Hi Hotsummer, I always stay alone in my room and I wish to stay alone in my room too. The first thing is for Privacy. I expect Privacy even it is my home. I dont like to be interested or anyone coming into my room every minute. But its okay if they enter my room purposely for reason. I live in India and mine is joint family. Except my mother and sister, my other relations rarely enter my room as I dont like others coming inside my room. Apart from family, 2 of my friends come to my room to visit me everyday! Happy Postings! Have a nice time!
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Three adults living together can get uncomfortable. We added on and I now have my own three rooms. Now we all have our space and get on much better.
• United States
27 Jun 09
I had my own room when I was growing up. I'm 6 years older than my brother so I wouldn't have wanted to share a room with him. I have a son now and he is the only child so of course he has his own room. If we have another child then they will have their own room too.
@Emceeric (70)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Having an own room is more feel comfortable.You can have your own privacy and you can put some decorations that you like.I love to have my own room because I can make design and everything that I wanted to change like changing the bed set up and put some nice poster and whatsoever.
@nrn2003 (671)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I do like to have my own room in my home. I actually live with my parents right now so I have my room that I sleep in and I have a TV room. I like to have my own space but living around here is expensive so I just choose to stay with my parents. I like SPACE. I am very independent, and I think is very important for children to have their own room in a home. It gives them time to digest and experience life and take some time for themselves.
@wmfhed (121)
• China
25 Jun 09
Yes I do think that having my own room is important for me at home. Everyone has their own privacy, even at home living with parents. Also, having a room that only belongs to me gives me a more relaxing mood. It makes me feel that I'm protected so that I can focus on my work or thinking without being interrupted. Sometimes it's a little bit weird to share a room with other members of the family if you are already a grown-up.
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
25 Jun 09
i guess currently it is a must to have my own room. i used to share a room with my siblings when i was young. then i moved out to a rented place and finally have my own room. a few years ago i moved home and shared a room with my parents. now that i've got my own place, i get my own room again. it's not so much privacy than space constraint. my parents understand my need for my own room but our home was so small we just don't have the space. now that we are in a bigger place, we all can have our own room.
@postlover (192)
• China
25 Jun 09
There are 2 bedrooms in my parents'house, so I live with my younger brother in a room when we are children. It is a happy time, because we have many topics to chat with each other and we keep secrets for each other.So it was not important to have a single room for me at that time, but now it is necessary.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
24 Jun 09
When i was growing up we had our own rooms. I did know many families that were not that fortunate. Some people i knew the families had the girls bedroom and the boys bedroom. There were other families that the kids had their own rooms. Just depended on how well off the family was. Many apartment blgs. require you to have separate bedrooms for boys and girls.
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
24 Jun 09
Yes it is. It's different matter when we are young.To share our granny's bed is a pleasure. But as we grow to adulthood, we need some privacy. Also having individual rooms will reveal our discipline and character as to how organised we are.
@airakumar (1556)
• India
24 Jun 09
Yes, when I was single, my room was very important for me. I love peace in the room and I can work or study only when I am alone.
@dismalgrin (2470)
• United States
24 Jun 09
For me it is not so important that I have my own room as that I have my own space. I would be okay with sharing a room with someone else as long as I had my own closet space, or trunk to put my stuff in and know that it would not be touched. For my children, I had my daughters share a room and my son had his own room. I as my youngest daughter gets older she and the older one are more interested in the same stuff so it's not such a problem for them to not be able to choose their own colors or whatever.