Editor: Chandra, Here is another reader with off-center windows in the bedroom and lots of good advice for them! For this particular case, readers, please leave your suggestions for Chandra in the comments – thanks!. When a window is off-center, the entire room can look off-balance, and a bed below it can look out of place. Placing the bed in front of the window creates an attention-demanding feature wall. My window is small and not in the center of the wall, I notice that in all the pics above the window seems to be centered on the wall. I currently have my bed in front of a window HOWEVER it is off-center and driving me crazy.
This is definitely one of the (if not THE) longest and most difficult DIY projects I’ve ever done, but it has also been the most rewarding. I moved my bed in front of our window and it made such a difference visually in the room. I had to deal with a window that is off center by mounting the curtain rod so that the walls on either side look even. Even teal seemed to highlight that off-center window.
This set up by Chloe Redmond is stunning- placing the bed in front of a bay window in such a gorgeous way! Even if there is a blank wall in the room big enough for the bed, I so prefer this!. HAVE to put the bed against a wall that has an off-center window? Does the bed need to be always in the center? Of course not!. As you see, placing your bed against the window shouldn’t be a no no anymore!;-). The window is about the exact width of the bed. Could you possibly post a group of shots showcasing beds with headboards in front of windows? My problem is our bedroom has two closet doors and a door to the bathroom on one wall, a door to the hall way and a door to the sitting room on another wall, a door the porch and a window and radiator on another wall and the only reasonable place for a bed is the fourth wall and it has a window but it’s not centered on the wall – it is on the right side and you can’t put the bed in the corner as there is a radiator (huge) on the other wall.
Placing The Bed In Front Of A Window: A Decorating Faux Pas?
I do like the idea of a nightstand in front of the window that does not face the street and darkening the color of the armoire. With this arrangement, the headboard is the center of attention as you enter the room. Do not place a bed under a window, if the window will frequently be open. For example, a bed may look dramatic placed in front of a secure window; on a diagonal, which takes up extra space; sideways along a wall, to maximize floor space; or in an alcove (a technique called lit clos). If it is impossible to place your bed on the center, make an off center position work by paying extra attention to art and accessories. If the only option you have is putting your bed in front of a window, avoid blocking the view by having no head board. I as a designer know, that beds in front of windows are totally acceptable. My window is small and not in the center of the wall, I notice that in all the pics above the window seems to be centered on the wall. We’ve noticed that for a bed to look right in front of a window (and in this case we’re talking about a bed that partially obscures the glass, not one that sits beneath it), the whole composition has to be a strong focal point in the room. In this room, the bed is not only in front of the window, it’s also not centered on the window. Suzanne commented that window treatments behind side tables can be tricky and cumbersome to close sometimes you have to deal with it, but when you are building a house you can choose not to deal with it. The bedside table is pulled forward a bit, and it is not bulky, so closing the curtains at night is probably not too difficult. In my bedroom, the only wall the bed can be placed is directly in front of one window.
Design Lies: You Can’t Put A Bed In Front Of A Window
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. Bed goes here, bedside tables go on each side, dresser faces them, highboy on this blank wall over here and. Further, the closet isn’t centered on the opposing wall, and the wall to the right has an exterior door and an off-center window. There’s no rule that requires beds be against a wall, in fact some rooms make that impossible. To answer your question Kate I d have to say I have a combination of items from your list: there are curtains directly behind my bed and hanging in front of the curtains is a sunburst mirror. I have a wonky off-centered mess-up-the-furniture-plan, window behind our bed. Cottage bedroom and we are living with it this way but the window is so drastically off centered!
In this room, that would mean centering the bed on the back wall between those windows. Place the rug underneath at least the first set of legs of your bed, couch or chairs to create a cohesive look, he explains. You should also hang curtains 1 to 2 feet beyond where the casement ends to make the window looks wider. If your dining room chandelier is slightly off-center, you can try looping the excess chain it hangs from onto a hook that is positioned so the grouping will work.