Placing a bed in front of or under a window is a very attractive decorative option and, if you look at it as a drawback, you may be looking at it with the wrong prism, how can you take advantage of the window and use it as a decorative element more than framing the bed, creating a lot of play.
To put it this way, it can be confusing or vague, and since I want to assure you that a window can be a fantastic opportunity to place a bed in front of it, we better see these ideas for placing beds in front and under windows.
Among these ideas there is something for everyone’s taste. From beds with window headboards, do beds with a regular headboard covering the window and looks spectacularly good, passes beds framed and decorated with windows and many other ideas.
So no matter what your bedroom or window looks like, with a little imagination and a good dose of inspiration, that damn window will become the perfect ally. Let’s look at these ideas.
Brittany Design by White Dog Vintage
To a large extent, ostentatious. Windows just above the bed frame it, creating a balanced space and making the scene glow from the light entering through the window.
Designed by Tania from Little Vintage Cottage
With a wooden screen as a headboard, light passes between them, illuminating the bedroom and framing the bed in style.
Photo by Jhalvorson
You have to play with the textiles that line the windows so that it matches the bed, creating a unique scene. The bed and the window go together.
Design and photography Home decoration
Even if it is a small window and the bed is wider than it is, we can match them.
Photo of Aiken House & Garden
When there is no other choice because the houseplant makes us put a bed under it, it goes on and on.
If it is a well-decorated bedroom, no problem.
And if we don’t want to cover the light, we’re going to have to use a headboard that allows it to pass, not one that acts as a screen, as we see in this beautiful antique bedroom above these lines.
This second bed placed in front of the window has a normal headboard, just like the one you would have if the bed was in front of the wall and, despite the headboard covering half the window, the result is good.
A matter of priority. If we don’t use the window too much to look out of it, there’s no problem putting a big headboard in it.
Metal bed found on Amazon
In this second example we see that the bed is not even centered on one window as there are two and the bed is set with a top headboard in the middle, 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
No complex. Traditional wooden headboard in front of the window. And it’s not that bad.
Wallpaper of imitation brick with Wallpaper Online
If you have an industrial space as beautiful and unique as we see above these lines, a low bed, even if it is not made of wooden pallets, works very well.
Interior design by Hola Plutarco and photography by Asier Rua
The headboard can also be placed to match the window joinery, so that neither the bed nor the window collide, but complement each other. Each seems to be made for each other, as we see in this small room, above this passage.
If you put curtains, and you can, let the bed stay in the middle and let the curtains frame the bed and manage it, as if they were part of the headboard or the whole bed.
This would be an ideal solution for bedrooms where you have to put a bed under the window. Two narrow windows on each side, leaving space to place the bed in the middle.
Photo by @MyBurleighReno
Even if the window or windows are left on the side, it is not an obstacle for proper decoration. Even better, because that way we won’t block the windows.
If you have enough space, you can separate the bed and far enough from the window to get out of the hallway and open it whenever you want.
Design and photography by Erin Wheeler from Sunny Circle Studios
It depends on your taste, but if you have such beautiful and simple windows, putting a double bed under them is a complete luxury.
Design and photography Slow and elegant photography
Look for a bed with a low headboard, so that the light passes through the window.
Photography almost Make Perfect
Using a traditional headboard, but low, allowing light to pass through the window and leaving it by practically separating the bed slightly from the wall.
Project Fit your House
Under the window, but horizontally. Does your bed fit like this? Well, this way you allow the window to remain completely practical, because the headboard, if you decide to install it, stays on the side walls.
Le Sable Indigo project
If the room is small and gets a little light, try not to cover the window with a headboard. Instead, you can make a brick headboard out of drywall or wood.
Real inspired photography
We can also place the bed in front of the window, separating it a few centimeters so that the curtain slides easily, completely covering the window.
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. Instead of viewing the window as an obstacle, it was seen as a resource and used properly.
Photo by @tanya for apartment therapy
Simple and beautiful this second scene with a bed under the window without a headboard. Like I said, it’s all a matter of our preferences. Strong or low light? Are we using that window or not? A metal bed in black achieves success because white curtains filled with light complement each other brilliantly.
Photo by @Ginny from Maple Creek Market
Another bed placed between two windows with a great result. The width of the window is exactly where the nightstands go, which are lower than the windows and are still practical.
Something more modern is this room where the headboard reaches the window but does not cover it, and the bed and window make a beautiful decorative sight.
Did you like this metal bed? Buy it here on Amazon.
It’s true that it’s not ideal to put a bed under or in front of a window, but if we don’t have a choice, then hey, we seem to have a good chance of having a very special bedroom, don’t you think ?? I read you in the comments.
See: Bedrooms with single bed