Bed Under a Window Solution for Privacy?
Hi, everyone. I'm new here as a poster, but have been browsing through some of the threads and have found some very cool suggestions, so I thought I'd throw out my own quandary.
I just moved into a new apartment and my bedroom is a bit of a challenge. I suspect at one point in the past it was a front porch, but now it's just an oddly shaped, heavily windowed privacy hurdle.
The room is very narrow and basically all windows on three of the walls. As you can see from the photos, the bed can go on either short wall beneath the window, and I opted for the more open of the two "nooks" (mostly because I don't fancy the idea of sleeping in a box). The trouble is, once I got my mattress and box spring up on the hollywood frame, the top of the bed comes right to the bottom sill of the window. Which wouldn't bother me so much, except that this window looks out onto the front stoop of the house, which means that anyone entering or exiting or dropping off the mail or ringing the doorbell is merely a screen away when the window is open. There are blinds, obviously, so I don't feel completely on display, but it is just a bit too open for my taste.
So I'd like to build some sort of headboard to place over the window to afford me some privacy, but still allow me to get air by opening the top of the window. I welcome all suggestions about how to go about this!
P.S. Apologies for image orientation. I don't know how to fix them!