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Create an Instant Alcove-Style Bedroom with Curtains

Create an Instant Alcove-Style Bedroom with Curtains

There’s something wintry and Scandinavian about curtained beds (curtains were traditionally used to keep out drafts). The sense of enclosure is similar to an alcove. Here are four favorites from the editors of Remodelista.

Above: The loft of New York architect Elizabeth Roberts, originally seen on SF Girl by Bay. Photo by Melanie Acevedo.

Above: Curtains on either side of a bed add a sense of enclosure when a room is too large; various white drapes and curtains can been seen on Remodelista‘s Walls, Windows & Floors.

Above: A corner bedroom, originally seen on My Scandinavian Retreat. See Remodelista‘s Room Gallery of white bedrooms for similar looks.

For his New York apartment, stylist Scott Newkirk created a division between the living room and the bedroom using dramatic floor-to-ceiling curtains made from burlap. “They create a sense of intimacy and add texture and color to the space.” To recreate the look, visit Steal This Look: Scott Newkirk Bedroom.

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2:36PM PST on Jan 19, 2013

wish i had the problem of rooms that are too large.

7:56AM PST on Nov 18, 2012

who has a bedroom that large?

9:59AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

our room is kind of small... but id love to have a curtain around the bed. the cat would be less amused im sure

2:49PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012


7:28AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

Thank you

1:08AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012


9:22AM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

thanks for more creative ideas.

1:38AM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Very comfortable looking.

11:32PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Correction: love those wide-paneled wood floors.

11:31PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

I love wide those paneled wood floors.

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