How to Place your Bed in Front of Windows

Windows in bedroom are great, but sometimes they’re placed right where you want to put your bed and it leaves you wondering “now where should I put my bed?”. I’m here to tell you not to fret, you can put your bed in front of a window or a set of windows if you want to or need to. You can also put your nightstands in front of a window. Windows shouldn’t dictate how you lay out your bedroom. Below are some examples of how to place your bed in front of windows.

You can place the bed partially in front of the window, with your nightstands in front of the rest. In this image, they opted for roman blinds instead of curtains, which would be a little more difficult to use with this positioning.

How to Place your Bed in front of Windows

Image: Studio McGee

In this layout, the bed had enough room between the two windows to fit, but the nightstands are placed in front of the windows. In this layout they are able to use drapes as well as blinds, although I think the drapes may be more for design than functionality.

How to Place your Bed in front of Windows

Image: Studio McGee

This room has windows on both walls, so they had to incorporate them into the layout. Here they place the bed directly in front of the window with a large headboard and use drapes to soften the window. This definitely creates a focal point.

How to place your bed in front of windows

Image: El Peterson Design

Here we have another example of placing your bed directly in front of the window. Once again they’ve used the drapes to frame the window around the bed.

How to place your bed in front of windows

Image: Alice Lane Home

So remember, just because there’s a window or two where you want to put your bed, doesn’t mean you can’t put it there. Embrace the windows and use them to create a beautifully designed bedroom.

~Charlotte