Feng shui warns us not to place a bed in front of a window, but sometimes it is really the only viable configuration. Instead of rearranging furniture, accept the fate of your bed and use some design tricks to make the most of the situation. The adjustments in the frame of the bed, the curtains and the orientation of the furniture will make a difference. Read on to see some of our favorite solutions. Who knows: maybe you just want to put each bed in the house in front of a window, even if it is not the last resort.
Move your eye away from the windows by placing your bed in the center of the room, as this was done with this teak frame designed by Bonetti Kozerski in the Hamptons bedroom by Donna Karan.
This is not the time for a solid piece of wood. Be inspired by this room in Sagaponack, New York, where an American iron bed still lets in sunlight.
In a room in New Canaan, Connecticut, the bed is on a low platform, which keeps the window clean and free.
In the master bedroom of an apartment in New York, decorated by Vicente Wolf, the curtains cover the bed and transform it into an elegant focal point. (The curtains are also a brilliant way to make an asymmetrical window look perfect).
This elegant canopy bed from the 70s, by Phyllis Morris, is located next to the window and can be found in a room in Chicago, designed by Jean-Louis Deniot, and forms a perfect frame for the view.