What’s more frustrating than trying to figure out a decent bedroom layout is when home builders don’t seem to pay the slightest attention to things like the placement of doors and windows and the placement of furniture when building a house. is. Many times in my work with clients I’ve found that their bedrooms have oddly positioned or oddly sized windows that you can’t really put a bed under and disrupt the flow of the whole room. I also noticed In fact, he had two clients in the same month with the same design dilemma. So I wanted to share my solution on how to place a bed in front of an offset window.
What’s the best solution if the window is small and not centered in the room?
Strategic placement of window treatments is usually the best option for correcting off-center window asymmetry. In a small bedroom, floor space is very important, especially if he uses the room with two people, he needs not only storage space, but also additional space to comfortably walk around the bed. This makes it more important than ever to center your bed.
As you can see in the photo above, in our first client’s bedroom, the windows were placed in the corners of the room, which made for a terrible furniture arrangement, especially when we wanted the bed to be the center of the room. In a small bedroom, it’s more important than ever to have your bed centrally located. My client wanted to make blinds for privacy so I decided to adjust the size of the blinds and actually extend the blinds beyond the window to create an almost large window. Luckily, this window faces the street and you don’t have to open the blinds to look out. Then hang the curtain rods high in the blinds and extend the curtains to the other side of the headboard. This allowed the curtain panels and matching nightstands to be placed on either side to create symmetry.
We did a bit of a makeover to brighten up the whole room and ended up painting, brightening the walls, changing colors, and a new headboard and bed frame. This allowed us to set the bed well below the window sill, creating a little more airiness so that the bed didn’t feel so heavy.
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We also added lots of colors and super fun curtains and artwork from Minted and pillows from West Elm. In the future, we plan to replace the lugs with something a little more neutral.
Adding a larger curtain panel also helped balance it out with the chest of drawers on the other side of the room. A very cute green vintage dresser looks great with an arched mirror next to the closet door. Light wall colors brighten up the whole room.
In my client’s room 2, years ago I didn’t know what to do with the windows, so I covered them with a large, striking headboard. That was one of the ways they dealt with it at the time, but the problem for them was that there was very little light in the room, so it just got dark. At the time, this was totally trendy, but now I wanted to open the windows and let the light in. I didn’t have the option of doing a major renovation and installing a large window, so I decided to disguise the large window with the size and placement of the curtains.
Finally, this window is fitted with blackout curtain panels to control the light, and the curtain rail is hung near the ceiling to increase the height of the room. I also ended up hanging the curtain rod far enough out from the edge of the headboard to allow the curtain to be centered. By keeping the curtains nearly closed, light still comes in, but it gives the illusion that the window is larger than it actually is.
Another trick to working with larger offset windows is to fill the entire wall with curtains to essentially create a wall of fabric.
This room had a sloping ceiling so that wasn’t really an option and we had to leave an open space on either side of the curtains. Personally, I don’t like covering the entire wall with fabric, but it can be a good option if you have a large room with very off-center windows and no other solution.
I know both clients are happy with this end result and how comfortable and bright the home feels. If you’re dealing with one of those annoying off-center windows in your bedroom, I hope this article helps.