Place Your Bed On an Angle Without the Awkwardness

Place Your Bed On an Angle Without the Awkwardness

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 27, 2010

Many rooms just mandate a bed on an angle. Placing it against the walls makes the space feel stale and sticking it straight out into the room might take up all of the available floor space. So when we ran across Jonas' bedroom from yesterday's Hollywood Regency Homestead tour, we wanted to make sure to highlight that it can be done and the end result is fabulous!

The hardest part about putting your bed on an angle is figuring out what to do with the dead space behind the head of the bed. Many homes have used folding screens in the past, hiding the space, allowing for storage, but we like Jonas' solution even more.

Instead of closing off the area, a fringe curtain was hung and the space is left partially exposed, but visually blocked off. It creates a secure feeling and even if you still loose your pillow in the middle of the night, it's easy to retrieve it. Because a dark folding screen wasn't used, the space feels light and airy, allowing the cool colors of the room to be the only thing that conveys visual weight. It looks like a great place to be a guest!

Make sure to take the full tour if you haven't already, it's a great home all around!

Would you put your bed on an angle? Why or why not? Let us know below!

Image: Sarah Rae Trover

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