My host family provided me with a really nice bedroom to stay in while I'm here. It's actually one of the larger rooms in the house. The room has a mix of western and eastern elements: instead of a Japanese Futon, I have a twin, one mattress bed with tons of covers. Additionally, the room does have traditional Tatami mats, but so I don't have to worry about hurting them, they're covered by a carpet.
Other furniture includes one dresser and one desk. It was a bit surprising when the tiny dresser ate up all my luggage with room to spare. The desk is an all-in-one unit that closes up to conserve space. There's no unnecessary or inefficient furnishing in this room!
All and all, the bedroom reminds me of dorm life back at Guilford. Back home, my dorm room was small, durable, cozy, and efficient. Parts could be moved, furniture could be rotated, and it held all that was necessary sleeping and studying. Here in Japan, the only thing that's missing is some student knocking on my door, shouting for a late night Teeter run!