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When Your Bed is in Front of a Window

I’ve been dreaming about updating our master bedroom for quite some time.

At last the makeover is under way – I finally painted a feature wall! Although I love the result, it’s also drawn to my attention to the fact that our bed is in front of a window. Which is not ideal, but the only logical place for it.

no curtains

See what I mean? Awkward!

So I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration on how to handle my decorating dilemma.

4 Style Solutions for a Bed in Front of a Window

1 – I love this look (below) – the bold feature wall and the crisp white trim and linen, really draw attention to the lovely view out the window. Except: it’s a Bedroom peoples. What about privacy?! And sadly, our bedroom does NOT have a nice outlook. Nobody wants to look at a shed! (Well, maybe the hubster does. But he’s weird that way).

blue wall and window

2 – Pinterest has made me believe in the power of fairies. Or fairy lights anyway – as a great decorating tool!

fairy lights

3 – I’m quite liking this next example, where the curtains are drawn behind the bed (below). It’s a very sleek look, that reminds me of posh hotel rooms where the curtains often run the full length of the wall (even if the windows don’t).

boutique hotel style

4 – This one (below) is probably my fave – and the added bonus is we already have the white blinds, and I even have a bag of old curtains hanging around (excuse the pun)  …

black and white

5 – I love the light airy colours of this room, so just had to share it:

teal and white

Now for the ta-da moment – here’s my version!

curtains wall and bedhead

The more observant may have noticed that I have also cheated with our bedhead, by draping another curtain over the top of it and pinning it to fit with bulldog clips. It’s a temporary measure, I would like to do something about the furniture … but that’s a story for another time.

Here are the before and after photos:

before and after

Our Master Bedroom makeover is very much a work in progress. I’m keen to introduce new bedding (whether a quilt, comforter or bedspread) but have yet to choose something that is right for us.

But in the meantime? I’ve lessened the impact of that dark timber bedhead (so 1990!) and now love having my bed in front of a window. It looks like it was always meant to be there!

What is your main decorating dilemma in your master bedroom?!

01.03.16 UPDATE: I’ve bought new bed linen at Spotlight! Will share it on the blog soon x

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When Your Bed is in Front of a Window


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