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Placing Our Bed in front of Corner Windows

Hello random corner windows. What am I supposed to do with you? I found a cute way to dress you up and make a corner window sitting area with corner curtains. That was great, but then I decided to maximize the space in this long and narrow bedroom and place our bed in front of the corner windows. Now how am I going to decorate the wall behind the bed?

When we first moved in I always intended on the bed sitting against the long wall like the picture below in our cottage style bedroom makeover.

Cottage Style Master Bedroom Makeover

I LOVED this look, but it didn’t leave much space on each side of the bed. Like I said, I wanted to maximize the space in this room.

By the way, that wall behind the bed has seen a few different looks.

bedroom wall three different looks

You can see where I added a little sharpie shiplap to fake a taller ceiling. That looked good but I wanted the room to look a little more classic so I opted to add peel and stick picture moulding instead.

First let me show you what this area of the bedroom used to look like around the corner windows.

how to hang corner curtains

This space was so inviting and I did love it, but we rarely used the space. That’s when I decided to move our bedroom around.

Maybe I’m crazy for moving the bed, but we love all the floor space that we have now. Don’t judge my not so perfectly made bed or room. 🙂

decorating around a corner window

I still love the look of the wall, but now I have a new dilemma;

How to decorate around a bed with a corner window

bed placement around a corner window

I’ve been mulling over this one for weeks.

A few thoughts came to mind. One involves a simple decor project I previously completed on another wall in this room.

Remember my DIY basket wall from when I decorated around the TV?

how to create a basket wall

I loved the look of these wall baskets in this space, but since we hung the TV and moved things around, I had to take them down.

This was the perfect opportunity to re use them on top of the bed. I thought they could provide some symmetry in this space. I placed the largest wall basket in the middle of the wall and decorated the other baskets around it.

bed placement around a corner window
bed placement around a corner window with wall baskets

You can see I put the larger baskets on the opposite side of the window wall, hoping to balance it a little more. Do you know what I mean when I say that?

What I mean is that the side of the bed with the window will always have more visual “noise” because of the window. I tried to add larger decor elements (like the larger baskets) to the left side of this space to counter balance that. I wrote an entire post on how to hang a gallery wall where I did a quick video on creating balance with a handful of decor elements.

Even though it’s starting to look more balanced, I still needed something on the left side of the wall.

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That’s when I decided to add the same curtains and similar curtain rods (the original ones weren’t available anymore) to the other side of this wall to make it look more symmetrical.

Also, I decided to snag the repurposed doors that I transformed into sconce lights that were in our dining room and use them in here.

Placing our bed in front of corner windows

master bed in front of corner windows

I really didn’t think I would ever be satisfied with this arrangement.

That being said, I’m finally pleased with how it looks. I still have plans to add a sliding barn door to the bathroom to save space on the right side of the bed.

placing a bed in front of corner windows

I love how symmetrical this space looks now!

bed in front of corner windows

One of these days I’ll get around to giving our side tables a makeover. What color or finish would you use?

bed in front of corner windows
bed in front of corner windows
bed in front of corner windows

What do y’all think? Does it look like a cohesive design plan and not just a random bed placement?

Update: Since this post I’ve already changed out the curtains with two sets of curtains that I attached together with no sew tape. You can see what they look like below.

two curtain panels attached without sewing

Update #2: Well I’m at it again with swapping the bed around and adding Shiplap paneling. I think this room will stay like this for a while. LOL who am I kidding, no space is safe from change.

placing a bed in front of corner windows and decorating around it

I hope I’ve inspired you to think outside of the box! Thanks for following along friends.


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  1. Danielle says:

    This is so stunning and creative and I LOVE how it came out!!!!

  2. Darlene says:

    I really like how you finished it off. If you get tired of it you an always go back to the before again. Good work!

  3. carol L caple says:

    Love this

  4. Karyn says:

    I love how it came out! I never would have thought of that. Good job!

  5. Amanda says:

    I have to say I like the top photo, maybe without the trim. And then replace the chair in the corner with a window seat if needed or a beautiful potted plant, then one large piece of artwork over the bed to help add height or a large beautiful mirror to add depth and light to the room. This is just my personal opinion. If you like it that is all that matters