January 10, 2013

Why Don’t You…?

…place your bed in the middle of the room?

As a child, I was constantly rearranging items in my bedroom – first a dresser, then a nightstand and finally the bed itself. Yet one combination I never tried? Moving the bed to the center of the room. Sure, we’ve seen centered headboards on walls, but I don’t remember the last time I spotted a bed standing alone in the middle of the room.

In the above image, a radiator prevents the homeowner from placing it against the wall, so a few feet live between the wall and bed. To keep the look grounded and purposeful, the nightstands float into the room next to either side of the bed, creating an island of beauty. What a surprisingly pretty solution. The room feels cozy and welcoming (likely due to layered bedding and a stack of books), but also open and unfussy. And because the bed lacks a headboard, the space feels minimal and irreverent.

Tell me, would you ever take the plunge and move your bed to the center of the room? I’d consider it in a heartbeat!

Image Credit: Kristofer Johnson via Yatzer

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One Response to “Why Don’t You…?”

  1. design insights: 51 | design insight site Says:
    January 20th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    [...] If ever you get a chance to try this…do it. When your moving into a new place or leaving an old one…it is the most freeing way to wake up. No clutter from the past, no cues about the future tasks…just a bed, in the middle of the room. I did this once on a cold winter weekend at a cabin in Northern Michigan. My wife and I moved the bed closer to the fire…I have never woke up more at peace then I did that weekend. This image was found at FLOR’s blog. [...]