|In this bedroom layout, the Bed is in front of window
the drapes help the narrow window feel more “in proportion” to the queen bed
To achieve the best look, you’ll want the window to appear wider than the bed and nightstands. This can be accomplished through the use of drapes. Notice above how the blue drapes are a nice wide “backdrop” behind the bed. That’s the simple trick to putting the bed in front of the window.
bed in front of the window
This bedroom layout was the only way to fit a king in the room
See how we made it more appealing (below)
We hung artwork in front of the window (with blackout board covering light from the window)
This achieved the bachelor’s request for a very contemporary look.
- To plan your layout, a king mattress is 6’6″ wide, a queen is 5′ wide, a full is 4’6″ wide. With most headboards, you’d have to allow for a few more inches on each side. You can layout the room on graph paper, to make sure things will fit between windows or doorways.
- For visual reasons, it’s best if you can see the head of the bed (the headboard) when you first enter the room. It normally feels awkward if the foot of the bed is the focal point. Those who study Feng Shui will even insist on this.
- If you are limited on space, it can be helpful to find small nightstands, or nightstands that are up on legs (so they can be placed in front of windows). Remember that’s it’s actually a good thing if your bedroom furniture is not all part of a matching set.
- If you must place the bed in front of a single window, it’s best to hang drapes the entire width of the bed or better yet, across the entire wall.
|Bed if front of window
Notice the drapes soften the fact that the bed is not centered
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