Before & After: Disguising Offset Windows Behind a Bed

published Apr 1, 2013
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(Image credit: Leah Moss)

Recently I helped a lovely couple redesign their bedroom. They already loved the wall color and the abundance of natural light, but the placement of the windows left something to be desired. 

They also wanted to upgrade from a queen size bed to a king, while enhancing the airy feel that they liked best about their bedroom. 

Given the door, bathroom, and closet locations, the room has only one suitable wall for a bed, and it happens to have two off center and asymmetrical windows, one single and one double. Covering up a window wasn’t an option, since the awesome amount of natural light is one of the room’s best features. So I decided to distract from the imbalance with wall to wall drapes.

On paper, that can seem a little daunting. How can you keep a room feeling light and airy while adding a bigger bed and tons of fabric? 

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Drapes can frame in, but they can also be great at tricking the eye when you know how to use them for effect. In this case, we couldn’t change the placement of the windows, but we could decrease the choppiness that the off center windows created by hanging the drapes the entire length of the wall, and as close to the ceiling as possible. 

(Images: Leah Moss)