Q. I just painted my bedroom a warm cottage white and installed hardwood floors and want to spruce up the space. I have a small window (about 40″x48″) above my king bed and I’m thinking about ditching my headboard and using the window as a focal point above the bed. My bedroom is only 11′x12′ so the bed takes up most of the room. I would love to hear any ideas you have!
-Katie (Cadillac, MI)
A. Hi Katie. Thanks so much for your question. I love the idea of using your window as a focal point above your bed! The best way to make an architectural feature a focal point is to visually frame it. I used an 11′ wide wall, 40″wide x 48″ tall window, and king size bed to sketch three solutions for visually highlighting the window in your bedroom. In all three solutions I would use roman shades for privacy on the window so that you don’t have to wrestle with drapery between your bed and the wall.
I hope these sketches help you come up with some inspiration for sprucing up your new master bedroom!