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Old 08-21-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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bed with window behind it...

My bedroom is tiny and has a window right behind the bed, not centered. THe bed is in the only place it can be to have enough space for my husband and I to get in and out on either side. I just bought a bed that has no headboard, as you can see in the pic, but I want to do something fun with the wall behind it that will sort of serve as a decorative headboard. I was thinking of a wall of wallpaper but my husband hates wallpaper. Any ideas on how to do a decorative wall there or some type of headboard that won't block light?
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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the hard way: reframe the window and use something shorter and wider

the easy way: do a color scheme with a light tan - brown paint on the wall that window sets in.


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Old 08-22-2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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Something fun would be a window treatment that would give the illusion of a larger room. Take a look at this, a panel track blind. Mount it about 6 inches above the window frame and make it as wide as the ceiling. Comes in all sorts of materials. Good luck
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:36 PM   #4
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I guess this is a dump question as you have already mentioned in your first post about the position of the bed. But, can't you make it sideways as the slanted wall could be a nicer headboard? Don't answer if this question annoys you.

As for the window, I'm with racebum regarding the hard way. It's a good option.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:31 PM   #5
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You could always go for a larger vinyl wall piece... like a flock of birds flying out of the window, or a big tree!! There are a ton on (search "vinyl wall decal" and you'll hit the jackpot). Fairly inexpensive and non-permanent!!
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:30 PM   #6
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Something Fun in the bedroom got my attention .

disapponted in the rest. .
Go to and get a big wall decal for on the wall.

Yeah I know that was no help. Lowes has bamboo blinds. I would get a 4' wide blind but instead of hanging it over the window I would mount it sideways on the wall. It would give a island hut look--serious! I will try to find pics ty pennington has done it on make overs looks good!
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:49 PM   #7
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Keep in mind that there are codes that relate to the windows size and sill height for bedroom windows. (Egress) Please consider egress specifications if you decide to change the windows size or location.
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Wall Decals

Hi, You can try Wall Decals. Made from vinyl, it is a fun and affordable way to transform any room. They can also be removed when you want a change without damaging the walls. Try they are from South Africa but will ship internationally.
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Patterns with paint and fabric

Find a fabric you love for the window and mimic it on the wall.
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