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Posted on Sat, 30 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don’t know what to do? You’re not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you…. that’s you lot… the readers! This week’s problem is from Kelly.

I’d like to submit photos of the master bedroom in our new apartment for the design crew’s input.  This wall is the only one that really works to put the bed on, but I’m stumped because of the windows being off-centered.  I’d like to build an upholstered headboard, but I just feel like it will look silly covering half of the window?  And I don’t want to push the bed in the corner either because then either my husband or I will have to crawl across the other to get in/out of bed! I’d love some suggestions as to what I can do to balance out this wall/make the bed/headboard work!  Don’t worry- new nightstands and bedding are on the agenda as well.  Thanks!

Naushin says:

I agree with Jill re: angling the bed in the corner. Something like this-
I'd still do an upholstered headboard, but a narrow, low profile one perhaps, and then instead of having the plant behind the bed, how about putting up some corner shelving on the wall, if you require it. Otherwise, hang a lighting fixture from the ceiling, maybe, in the corner?

belledame says:

you should angle the bed out from the corner. build your headboard and put the bed on the angle. you can both still get out on your side. example:

Christina says:

what about installing a long rod and patterned curtains over the two windows, and then over more to the left, pretending that there is a window there? you could create the look of centered windows with the fabric of the curtains.

Vania Monteiro Designer says:

Boa tarde, assim com apenas uma foto do quarto fica complicado uma solução, mas como designer de interiores na minha opinião, não cabe uma cabeceira, se a janela abrir interno, com apenas cortinas tipo painel, uma Vision, ou algo parecido, inteira na parede central da cama, você soluciona o problema, alinha a cama no quarto, enxoval em tons terra como castor, marrom e bege você agrega valores a cômoda que está em uma cor mais escura, as paredes em uma cor pastel tapete e trocar as cúpulas do abajures para maiores assim, faz um equilíbrio no visual.

FuzzyEgg says:

Just center bed on the windows. Place one nightstand in the "small" corner. Move the low dresser to the other side of the room. You can either use it as the other nightstand, or you can place it against the opposite wall.

Samantha says:

Great room, shame about your predicament. Looking at your pictures making a corner unit to showcase your bed from the left hand corner would look amazing.

Cussot says:

Here's another collection of bedrooms with the bed in the corner if you like the idea:

Kelly says:

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. We moved the bed into the corner and it looks great so far! Now I'm thinking we need some round nightstands for sure also. I'll try to send in some follow-up pictures when we've made more progress. Thanks again!

Mariel says:

I am glad you decided to place the bed at an angle to that corner. That's exactly what I will do. You can soften the look by putting a plant or a folding screen at the head of the bed. For the window treatment, I would prefer curtains to further soften the look. Have fun!

Kit says:

Hang curtains off center of the windows so that the windows appear centered on the wall. In simpler words, get a very long curtain rod, and hang it dead center on the wall, regardless of the windows. When you hang the curtains up, you can make the windows look centered, by hiding half of one window, but revealing all of the other.

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