During the 17th Century, the King's Bedchamber was the most important room in the Palace.  As visitors move through the Palace the rooms become progressively grander until the King's Bedchamber, which is the grandest of all, where, historically, only the most important guests would have been granted an audience. The position of the room is on the central axis of the building, at the end of the 'processional route' through the Palace, like in Louis XIV's French royal Palace of Versailles.

The King's Bedchamber has an elaborately decorated ceiling and it is the only ceiling to have been painted in the centre.