The rearranging continues! Yesterday, I reoriented the bed so that it faces the doorway. I love walking into a bedroom and seeing the front of the bed rather than the side, but with a small off-center window on the far wall, I didn't think it could work for our room.
Here's the "before" view walking into the room - the side of the bed. I've wanted to turn the bed for a while, but especially without a headboard, positioning a bed partially in front of a window with full length curtains can be tricky.
But it works! Even though the window is off-center, the height of the mirror and dresser on the opposite side of the bed helps to balance the room.
And I love, love, love that all of the layers of linens on the bed take center stage in the room now. And even though summer is fast approaching, I can't bring myself to put away the down-filled comforter with linen duvet cover. It's just too pretty... so it stays on the bed all year long!
I can now also put my antique trencher bowl at the foot of the bed... something I've always wanted to do, but never before had the space to do it.
One side of the bed gets a traditional bedside table with a lamp.
On the other side of the bed, the antique white dresser stands in place of a table. It makes for one less piece of furniture than before, which in a small room makes a big difference in space.
An antique full-lenth mirror and topiary sit on a chippy white bench right inside the door.
And after sleeping on it for one night, I declare the new bedroom layout a success!