Windows should be in almost any room – this axiom is not even negotiable. At the same time, it directly depends on the source of daylight where and how your furniture will be located, if, of course, you want to create a comfortable and harmonious atmosphere. However, first of all, you need to pay attention to this aspect when you furnish the bedroom.
One of the most critical points in furnishing a sleeping room is the bed’s placement relative to the window. It really should not be underestimated: after all, it depends on how enjoyable and effective your relaxation will be. So, let’s figure out where it is better to put a bed in a room with windows and even find out what feng shui philosophy says about this.
What determines the placement of the bed in the bedroom with a window
When deciding on the position of your bed in a bedroom with a window, it is worth focusing on several factors that will help you make the right decision faster.
Finally, the most crucial factor is your personal comfort. Hundreds of designers, architects, and feng shui experts can advise on how to place a bed in a bedroom. Still, if the bed location is inconvenient for you, you will not be able to accept it, even if everything is done perfectly, but not with your needs in mind. Of course, the opinion of professionals matters, but do not forget to listen to yourself.
How to put a bed in a bedroom with windows: options
And now we turn to the main thing – how do you put the bed in the bedroom, where there is a window. We bring to your attention the most logical, aesthetic, and popular options.
In the center of the room
Happy owners of spacious bedrooms (master bedrooms, by the way, are included there) can safely put the bed in the middle. Firstly, in this case, you in no way depend on windows and doors; secondly, your sleeping place, in this case, looks very respectable; and, thirdly, you have ample opportunities for arranging furniture and decorating!
Near a blank wall
An excellent solution for cases when the doorway is not in the center of the wall but on the side, and opposite this very opening is the same blank wall. In this case, daylight fills the room in the most comfortable way for you, and you can arrange the area around the bed as you like.
Perpendicular to the window
This decision is one of the most popular and is often dictated by the very layout of the bedroom. Previously, in such cases, sleeping facing the window was a problem due to the active flow of daylight, especially in the morning hours. However, today, in the days of very dense curtains, blackout rolls, and automatic blinds, this is no longer a reason to refuse such an arrangement of the bed if it is still so convenient for you.
Headboard to the window
Such placement is categorically condemned by feng shui (more on this, again, a little below). However, if the bedroom layout does not provide any other solutions, you can forget about the philosophy of organizing the space. If your bedroom is small and you can only put the bed this way, designers recommend using the following tricks:
Facing the window
Some people think that the bed’s position with the footboard towards the window is inconvenient and unfortunate – and the feng shui, which we will talk about below, implies the same thing. However, the owners of the bedrooms, beyond whose windows have amazing views, are ready to argue: it can be enjoyable to wake up and immediately see a marvelous garden or a breathtaking panorama of the city in front of you!
So, if the sun does not bother you, you can easily put the bed facing the window. However, make sure that it is of the correct height; otherwise, the fantastic view will remain uncovered.
Bed in the bedroom with two windows
If your bedroom is very bright due to two windows located on different walls, there are not so many options for comfortable placement of the bed, but they are still there. You can put it against a blank wall with the footboard to one of the windows, with the headboard to one of the windows, or even fit it in the corner at the junction of the walls with the windows. The first option is suitable for north-facing bedrooms. In other cases, it is still worth trying the second or third method.
How about feng shui?
Today this Taoist practice is carried away by millions of people around the world – and, according to many, it can really improve the quality of life. You can believe in the principles of feng shui or be skeptical about them, but even from a rationalistic point of view, they have a reason. So, let’s learn how to position the bed concerning the bedroom window to ensure the flow of positive qi energy.
Bad feng shui: how not to put the bed
There are options for the placement, to which Feng Shui is highly negative since it is believed that, in this case, a person takes on the influence of negative energy. Even if you are not an ardent adherent of this Eastern teaching, you will probably be curious to know a little more about furnishing a bedroom following feng shui. So, let’s start with how you can’t put the bed concerning the window:
Good feng shui: we put the bed and find harmony
In terms of the symbolic organization of space that feng shui practice is about, the best places to set up a bed in a room with windows are:
North, south, and northeast are considered unsuccessful cardinal points for installing a bed relative to the headboard in feng shui. Fans of Feng shui should make sure that its location does not fit into any of them.
As you can see, even in the furnishings of the rooms, and, first of all, the bedroom, there are no minor details. Think carefully about the bed’s placement, take the time to try several options if in doubt, and your reward will be a wonderful stay and a truly aesthetic and cozy atmosphere.