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Thank you so much for your help! My leaning is to place the bed on the wall with the symmetrical windows even if we can only have one night stand. It's just so close to the door that I'm afraid it will block traffic flow from the hallway. Guess I'll just have to try it and see! Is there any chance a bed placed diagonally would work? (thinking the corner of the wall with 1 window) Thanks again for a great blog!
I see why you suggest the diagonal.... I will tell you that most of the time, I don't like it. Yes, there are times where it is the best solution, but I would do it, only after determining that other options will not work for you. In looking for photos for this post, I tried many searches on pintrist, and found nothing. Why? No one has found a photo of a room with a bed on an angle in the corner nice enough to "pin". I would take that as a clue. With that said, I will say, that I did it once. (Not for me, for a client). I recall the room being very small, and window placement being very awkward, and options being nil. What we did to make it work, is we put a drape behind the bed, ceiling height, to make it look more grounded. The idea is to keep it from looking like it is floating out there in the room. I feel like the photo at the top of the post looks like the bed is floating. The second photo is similar. Remember, this is your focal point. Your headboard is your focal point. These focal points are non-existent, terribly weak.
There are other ways to achive a similar grounding.
If number one is using a drape, idea number two is using a screen.
Idea number three is using furniture to create a more grounded feel. I can imagine in the room below, (and above) they wanted to take advantage of the view. In these cases, the view is also the focal point. A great view should trump the awkwardness of a bed not against a wall. Ironically, it tends to look better in larger rooms, where it is usually less necessary.
This room above appears to simply not have enough walls to put a bed on. The large "wall" made with the oversized upholstered headboard is a great solution.
Will it look good in your room? Move your furniture around and give it a try. What do you think readers? Ever put your bed on a diagonal in a corner? Did you like it? Did my strong opinion make you not want to admit that you liked it? Should Ann do it in her bedroom?