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Placing the bed in front of or under a window is a very attractive decorative option and, if you are seeing it as a handicap, you may be looking at it with the wrong prism, because you can take advantage of the window and use it as another decorative element to frame the bed, creating a lot of play.
Said like this it can be confusing or unclear and since I want to convince you that a window can be a fantastic opportunity to put the bed in front of it, we better see these ideas to place the bed in front of and under a window.
Among these ideas there is something for all tastes. From beds with a headboard for the window, to beds with a normal headboard that covers the window and looks spectacularly well, through beds framed and presided over by the decoration of the window and many other ideas.
So, no matter how your bedroom or your window is, with a little imagination and a good dose of inspiration, that damn window is going to become a perfect ally. Let’s see these ideas.
White Dog Vintage Brittany Design
In a big way, ostentatiously. The windows that are just above the bed frame it, creating a balanced space, and making the scene shine with the light that enters through the window.
Designed by Tania of Little Vintage Cottage
With a wooden screen as the headboard, the light passes in between, illuminating the bedroom and framing the bed in style.
You have to play with the textiles that dress the windows so that they match those of the bed creating a single scene. Bed and window go together.
Design and photography House Tweaking
Even if it is a small window and the bed is wider than it, we can make them match.
Photograph by Aiken House & Garden
When there is no other choice because the bedroom plant forces us to put the bed under it, it goes on.
If it is a well decorated bedroom, there is no problem.
And if we do not want to cover the light, we will have to use a headboard that allows it to pass through, and not one that acts as a screen, as we see in this beautiful vintage bedroom above these lines.
This other bed placed in front of the window has a normal headboard, just like the one you would have if the bed were in front of a wall and, despite the headboard covering half of the windows, the result is good.
Question of priorities. If we do not use the window much to look out of it, there is no problem in placing a large headboard in it.
Metal bed found on Amazon
In this other example we see how the bed is not even centered on one window since there are two and the bed has been placed with its superb headboard in the center, creating a beautiful decorative scene.
Designed by Shannon of Fox Hollow Cottage
Another bed with a large headboard in front of the window that shows us that there is no rule that says it cannot be used like this, as long as it is done with style.
Photo by Lizzie Ford for Apartment Therapy
Without complex. The traditional wooden headboard in front of the window. And not so bad.
Imitation brick wallpaper from Wallpaper Online
If you have an industrial-type space as beautiful and unique as we see above these lines, a low bed, even if it is not made with wooden pallets, works very well.
IInterior design Hola Plutarco and photography by Asier Rua
We can also put the headboard to match the carpentry of the window, so that neither the bed nor the window clashes, but rather complements each other. Make it seem that each one is made for the other, as we see in this small room, above this paragraph.
If you put curtains, and you can, make the bed stay in the middle, and that the curtains frame and preside over the bed, as if they were part of the headboard itself or the whole of the bed.
This would be the ideal solution for bedrooms where you have to put the bed under the window. Two narrow windows on each side, leaving space to put the bed in the middle.
Even if the window is or windows are on the sides, it is not an impediment to a correct decoration. Even better, since that way we won’t block the windows.
If you have enough space, you can also separate the bed far enough from the window, to leave a corridor and be able to open it whenever you want.
Design and photography by Erin Wheeler of Sunny Circle Studio
It depends on your tastes but if you have such nice and simple windows as these, putting the double bed under them is a total luxury.
Design and photography Slow & Chic Photography
Look for a bed with a low headboard, to let the light through the window.
Photograph by Almost Make Perfect
Using a traditional headboard, but low, allowing light to pass through the window and leaving it practicable by separating the bed a little from the wall.
Proyecto Fit your House
Below the window, but horizontally. Does your bed fit like this? Well, in this way you allow the window to remain fully practicable, since the headboard, if you decide to put it, stays on the side walls.
Le Sable Indigo Project
If the room is small and receives little light, try not to cover the window with the headboard. Instead, you can make a brick headboard out of plasterboard or wood.
Real Inspired Photography
We can also put the bed in front of the window, separating it a few centimeters so that the curtain slides easily, covering the window completely.
Vintage Revivals Photography
Another beautiful bedroom with a double bed with a headboard in front of the window. In this case, the window enhances the beauty of the scene. Rather than viewing the window as an obstacle, it has been viewed as a resource and properly exploited.
Photography by @tanya for Apartment Therapy
Simple and beautiful this other scene with the bed under the window without a headboard. As I say, everything is a matter of our preferences. High or low light? Do we use that window or do we not use it? The metal bed in black is a success since the light-filled white curtains complement each other wonderfully.
Photograph by @Ginny of Maple Creek Market
Another bed placed between two windows with a great result. The width of the window is just where the bedside tables go, which are lower than the window and are still practicable.
Something more modern is this room where the bed with the headboard reaches right up to the window but does not cover it and both the bed and the window form a beautiful decorative scene.
Did you like this metal bed? Buy it here on Amazon.
It is true that it is not ideal to put a bed under or in front of the window, but if we have no choice, well, hey, it seems that we have a good chance of having a quite special bedroom, don’t you think? I read you in the comments.