In bedrooms, windows often seem to dictate bed placement. And, sometimes, it may seem like there’s just no room for both. But, it’s okay for beds and windows to be friendly. They may have no choice but to get along.
This room that I worked on for a client last year is a prime example. The master bedroom was pretty small, leaving one obvious wall for the bed, if there was any chance of fitting in nightstands and a storage piece:
While, at first, it might seem a little strange to cover up the only window in the room, it actually ended up making the headboard feel more grand, and the curtain panels soften and add height all at the same time.
Here are some other examples, and why they work:
I would always opt for a visually lighter headboard—whether it’s an open, iron style or an upholstered bed. A taller, heavier headboard can start to feel like the window is blocked, instead of acting as a backdrop.