If you have claustrophobia, then the appeal is likely completely lost on you (sorry!). But for the rest of us, there is something so inherently cozy about being in a bed enclosed on at least three sides. Some of that, obviously, has to do with your protections from drafts, but also it's about creating that space within a space and the privacy that comes with it.
I've chosen ten great examples of alcove beds ranging from a little niche for the headboard, to a full-fledged bed pod and everything in between. Whether modern or fiercely traditional, there is an inspiration for everyone!
Let me know what you think — would you like an alcove bed, too?