In my family, Mother’s Day is celebrated with breakfast in bed. It’s usually something yummy that my husband has helped the Little Pigs make. I do love breakfast in bed and I often try to sneak it in on non-celebration days too. Which brings me to my latest dilemma….the position of the bed in the master bedroom.
Plan A shows the bed in the logical position, on the only uninterrupted wall in the room. It leaves plenty of space for a chair or two by the windows. But sitting up in bed, with my cup of tea, I may not be able to check out the water for passing dolphins. I’d have to drag myself 4 metres to the chair, and that’s just not the same.
So I’m considering putting the bed in the middle of the room – there is enough space – like in Plan B or C.
But a bed in the middle of the room makes me worry about:
- wasting space
- it looking out of place
- bad feng shui? (Nah, I’m not really worried about that.)
- and worst of all, its similarity to a certain famous pink bedroom on the Mandurah canals, exposed for all the tour boat patrons to see. I can hear the commentary now: “And this is where the blogger from HBTW eats her breakfast…”
Here are some examples of “bed-in-the-middle-of-the-room” done right:
The common theme here is a low wall, in these cases, built in. Commitment required.
Here’s a possibility that would allow me to change my mind:
Dividers create a visual wall. Looks OK, but could be clumsy without a real wall to keep it upright. So how about this one?
This bed head would normally need a wall to prop it up, but my husband thinks that he could attach it to the bed to suit the middle of the room. This last idea is growing on me by the minute, not least because we could do with a bit of a bed update. Here’s an idea of how it might look in our room:
What do you think? Could you, should you, would you put your bed in the middle of the room for a better view? And, if so, what would you do with the “left over” narrow spaces created by this arrangement?
Happy Mother’s Day everyone! You know where I’ll be!