Location of the head of a bed? Input ...

Location of the head of a bed? Input needed please please please!

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Long Island City, NY

#1 Dec 26, 2012
I am looking at getting married in about 4 months. My fiance will be moving into the house I currently live in, it has always been in my families name, it used to be my parents. To say she wants to rearrange a few things are putting it lightly. In her defense, I know she wants it to feel like home and not just like my parents old home, but it sometimes is tough for me too when I have always been happy with the way things are and most of the stuff she wants to do involves spending lots of my money.

The question I am wondering about is in regard to the king size bed in the bedroom. She wants to turn the bed around 180 degrees in the interest of better accomadating new bedroom furniture and a TV. In that case, the head of the bed will now be up against a wall that has a window. It will not be blocking the window, but will definitely be right next to it as it is a king size bed and not a huge bedroom. I rarely, if ever, have seen the head of the bed up against a wall with a window. She of course is showing me all kinds of online examples and thinks it is completely normal. I thought I read somewhere it is not good feng shui, although I am not so sure I go along with all that. Not to mention the bed would now be very tightly squeezed up against a radiator on one side. I have always slept in beds up against the wall with no windows, I have never seen that in person.

Long story short, I am not happy with the change and she thinks I am making a big deal over nothing. Any thoughts out there on the subject? We are both pretty stubborn and I am almost just willing to try it to avoid any uneeded stress (enough of that preparing for a wedding!) Thanks
Leather and Wood

Tucson, AZ

#2 Jan 5, 2013
Hi Paul!
I understand your anxiety. When I moved into my place, the only place for my bed was against a wall with 3 giant windows placed side by side. Originally, I felt that it was odd, especially since my bed partially covered the windows. Now, I love the look, especially since I have drapes covering all the windows which creates a great (and neutral) backdrop behind my bed.. kind of like a second headboard but better.

I guess in your circumstance, you should ask yourself what is the biggest problem you have with putting the bed against a wall with windows? Is it only because you've never seen it before, or is it because you feel like it doesn't allow you to view outside very well? Once you figure this out, it will be a lot easier to either (a) fix the problem, or (b) make a better argument :)


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