As it turns out, we’re not the only ones that live in a house with unfortunate and tiny bedrooms with ill-placed windows. We get questions all the time about how we MADE IT WORK with our headboard in front of a window, and still have curtains and everything looking nice and put together. Today I’m going to show ya!
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This allows us to easily install our headboard on any wall, or wherever we install the other side of the flushmount. With this in mind, we screwed two 2×4’s (the same height as our headboard…in this case 30”) into the wall on either side of our window.
Then we screwed the opposite sides of the flushmounts onto the 2×4’s at our desired height. We only screwed on one side, because we decided it would be the most stable having been screwed into the center of the 2×4 as opposed to all 4 screws being very near the edge, and potentially ripping free. If we had put more thought into it, we may have installed two 2×4’s next to each other. But maybe not too!
This allowed us to swiftly slide our headboard into place in front of the window!
And we had 4 inches of clearance to hang our curtains!
We purposefully measured out the 2×4’s to end up on the far outsides of the headboard, allowing us to install our curtain rod as wide as possible… giving the illusion of a more grand and wide window! (Headboard fabric here… they don’t carry the same color anymore, but this is the same print!)
There you have it! A perfect fix to a widespread problem! WHO KNEW that putting your headboard in front of a window could be so gorgeous!
It’s totally secure, and it looks as chic as ever! AND, with your bed in front of a window, you don’t have to worry about finding a vintage starburst mirror to hang over your bed so you can fit in with the Jones’! Am I right? Of course I’m right.
To see how we made our beaded swag lamps, click HERE.
To learn what our wall color is, click HERE.
To see how we tore apart a desk and created two night stands, click HERE.
To see how we built our own upholstered no-sew headboard, click HERE.
To see how we made lace stencil curtains out of painters dropcloth (for $3 a panel!), click HERE.
Thanks for following along, friends!
Head on over to get all the details on how to build this suuuuuper simple upholstered headboard. It’s the easiest in blogland! PINKY PROMISE!
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