If you are planning to create a bedroom’s floor plan, naturally, you are going to place your bed against the wall. It seems that the natural place of the bed is right against the wall.
However, maybe it’s time for you to expand your thinking. Why don’t you try to float the bed?
- Canopy Bed in the Middle of a Tropical Room
- Contemporary Platform Bed in the Middle of a Trendy Modern Room
- Modern Room with a Wooden Frame Bed in the Middle
- Standard Double Bed with Wooden Headboard in the Middle of a Minimalist Room
- Crisp Storage Bed in the Middle of a White Traditional Room
- Queen Wall Bed in the Middle of a Contemporary Room
- Classic Platform Bed in the Middle of a Modern Room
- Murphy Bed in the Middle of the Transitional Kid’s Room
- Kid’s Room in Beach Style with a Wall Bed in the Middle
- Platform King Bed in the Middle of a Modern Craftsman Room
- Contemporary Room with a Floating Bed in the Middle
- Storage Queen Bed in the Middle of an Asian Room
- Contemporary Floating Bed in the Middle of a Modern Room
A floating bed is when you place the bed in the middle of the room. It may seem unnatural for you to do it, and it looks like it is against the typical layouts. However, it sure has its own benefits:
- When you put your bed in the middle of the room, you will notice the improvement of space traffic flow.
- You can also earn yourself the best outdoor view. This can happen if you install tall glass windows right in front of your bed.
- The most important thing is, when you put your bed in the middle of the room, you’ll give yourself the ease of making a bed. There is no wall to interfere with you.
- It is easier for the two people who sleep on it. Nobody is going to be trapped up against the wall. If somebody is awake in the middle of the night, she/he doesn’t need to disturb the other person if she/he wants to get off the bed.
- When it comes to decoration, the bed in the middle of the room can be used as the focal point. A focal point should be the most essential thing in the room. And surely in a bedroom, the bed is the most important thing. So you can cover your bed with lots of printed or eye-catching blankets and pillows.
If you are still unsure about placing a bed in the middle of the room, here are some pictures of the refined layout of the the floating bed.
1. Canopy Bed in the Middle of a Tropical Room
A tropical bedroom is usually characterized by indoor plants and some natural elements that can remind you of a summer vibe.
In this bed, there are no visible indoor plants, but the wood elements are quite striking. The hardwood floor, the wooden door, and the wood beams in the ceiling are enough to give this room some tropical elements.
In the middle of the room, there is a canopy bed as the focal point. A canopy bed is a decorative bed. It seems similar to the posted bed.
Like the poster bed, the canopy bed also features four posts at each of the four corners that extend far above the mattress.
However, in a canopy bed, the four posts are connected above, creating a ceiling. It is meant to be a frame for a decorative fabric draped across. Not all canopy bed has a draping fabric around it though.
In the two walls of this bedroom, there are tall glass windows providing an excellent greenery view outside. The outside look can be viewed easily right from the bed.
This is the reason why the designer decided to put the bed in the middle of the room. It is impossible to put it against the wall because the glass windows dominate it. Plus, putting the bed in the middle of the room will enable the homeowners to see the outside view more clearly.
2. Contemporary Platform Bed in the Middle of a Trendy Modern Room
This is a stylish modern room in a loft. As a master bedroom, this area needs to be quite spacious to accommodate every essential element.
This one has a private bathroom with a wide glass window, built in the area behind the bed. The wide glass window separates this bathroom from the bedroom area.
According to Fengshui, it is forbidden to place the bed on the other side of a toilet wall. So, putting this bed in the middle of the room is the best solution, because it is impossible to put it against the glass wall either.
The bed itself is a contemporary platform bed. Basically, this one is like any other platform bed. What makes it unique is the headboard. It seems that there are two separate single headboards installed side by side on the head side of the bed. The patterned coverlet of this bed also enhances its contemporary style.
There is an armchair completed with a square-shaped side table on one side of the bed, providing a comfortable single seating area.
The glass windows wall deliver a more open and brightened space to this room. So even though this master bedroom is not that huge, it surely looks opened enough due to the sufficient light from the glass windows.
3. Modern Room with a Wooden Frame Bed in the Middle
A small room like this can be transformed into a trendy one if you install a window wall, an accent ceiling and set a bed in the middle of the room like this.
This room is basically like any other modern room. What makes it stand out is the wood accent ceiling completed with some ceiling lamps to warm the room with the yellow lights.
The wall window on one side delivers a beautiful view outside. The windows are from Town & Country Glass in Long Beach. These ones are storefront type. This kind of window will provide a clean and bright look, perfect for smaller rooms.
The bed features a dark wood frame, and the mattress is put on top of that wooden base. However, the designer added a grey headboard, and it seems like it is upholstered. Adding a headboard to your floating bed like this can make the bed feel more centered. Moreover, it can enhance the bed’s sense of place.
It is obvious why this bed is located in the middle of the room. The accent wall in peach color featuring a fireplace and a wall-mounted TV was built in the central area of the room. So the bed should be in line with it, so the homeowners can watch the TV and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in the best spot.
4. Standard Double Bed with Wooden Headboard in the Middle of a Minimalist Room
According to Fengshui, you should place the bed in a commanding position. This means, when you are lying in bed, you can see the bedroom door.
However, make sure the bed is not in line with the door either. If it is not possible, you can use a mirror to correct the position. And that’s the case in this room’s layout.
The bed is put in the middle of the room, but the people lying on it can’t really see the bedroom door. Thus, there’s a tall mirror in the corner of the room.
When it comes to the headboard, your options are practically endless. Don’t be stuck with the usual headboards you commonly see equipped with the bed.
If you can create the versatile and unique one, why settle for the basic one? In this bedroom, the most striking element is the bed frame and its headboard. It is obvious that this bed was custom designed and custom made.
The base of the bed is made of wood, similar to the headboard. The queen-sized mattress is put on top of the base. The headboard can serve as a partition between the area of the bed and another area in this room. Moreover, its sturdy design gives a more secured and grounded look to the bed.
Since this is a minimalist room, you won’t see any decoration whatsoever on top of the headboard, even though you can clearly use it as a display rack.
This bed faces the window wall that delivers the look of the terrace and the greeneries outside. There are tall picture windows too on one side of the bed and one standing mirror that can give an illusion of a bigger room.
5. Crisp Storage Bed in the Middle of a White Traditional Room
A crisp and clean bedroom like this will never fail to create an elegant look. This room is completed with a fireplace and decorative columns bracketing the bed on both sides of the headboard. This is a perfect example of a classic bedroom.
Placing the bed in the middle of the room like this can be beneficial if there is storage included. You can see that this bed is put in the middle of the room.
Actually, this is a typical platform bed. However, the designer decided to add some extra storage in the back of the headboard.
There are some pullout drawers there that are useful to free this room from any possible clutter and mess. In order to access these drawers, surely the bed should be put in the middle of the room.
On one side of the bed, there are two curtained windows that give a beautiful accent to this beige room. The wall in this room is covered by Sondra Alexandre Couture – Indulgence ‘Augustus 3B21-08’. That was carefully picked by the interior designer to create an elegant classic look to this bedroom.
6. Queen Wall Bed in the Middle of a Contemporary Room
What a lovely mid-sized trendy master bedroom. This contemporary room features white walls and dark floors.
The dark floor here is super eye-catching. Why dark floor? If you have it, your decor options are endless. You have to consider the dark color as part of your color palette for the room.
A dark floor grounds the floor visually. Combine it with lighter colors like in this room, and the room doesn’t feel like a cave at all.
Generally speaking, very dark and neutral color makes everything simple. This also enables the homeowners to make any color change of the wall in the future just in case they get bored with this one because dark floors can be paired with anything.
According to basic layout rules, if the bedroom is adequately bigger than the bed to be able to walk around both sides of the bed, put the bed in the middle of the room for easy access and bed making.
On the contrary, if the bedroom is not adequately bigger than the bed to be able to walk around both sides of the bed, put the bed in the corner, because one access is better than no access at all.
The bed here was put in the middle of the room. It is because the bedroom is larger than a bed to be able to walk around both sides of the bed. It also has a large wall partition as a headboard.
The base frame of the bed is similar to the floor. It seems that they both were made from the same material, color, and finish.
Actually, this bed features a standard headboard too, which is also similar to the base. However, there is another bigger layer of the headboard that separates the bed with another area behind it. The bed is made in Italy by a company called La Falegnami.
The wall here is not concrete, even though it sure looks like one. It is a natural lime plaster, a lime stucco, with no aluminum or metal oxides, but with natural heath powder color and natural wax finish. It was made by Aquilina, an Italian company. This wall creates a beautiful contrast with the dark wood floor.
7. Classic Platform Bed in the Middle of a Modern Room
This sleek modern bedroom looks perfect with tall glass windows around and a standing mirror.
The mirror and the tall glass windows are some of the characteristics of a modern room. They both provide a clean and bright room, the things associated most with a modern style.
It seems that the two sides of the wall here are made from glass. So, the best possible way to place the bed is in the middle of the room. Because indeed it will look unusual and uncomfortable if the bed is set against the glass wall.
Putting the bed in the middle of a glass room like this is the best position because the homeowners can enjoy the view outside at the right spot.
The bed is a Chelsea Bed by Modloft. This Chelsea bed is a result of skilled artisan handiwork. Its sophisticated design distinguishes it from any other classic platform bed. It is completed with clean side folds, a middle seam line, and a neatly tailored headboard.
The frame and the leather upholstered headboard rest on top of a rounded polished steel base.
On one of its sides, there is the Mulberry round nightstand by Modloft with an upper shelf and a single drawer. Its walnut finish matches perfectly with the mirror on the other side of the bed.
What you see in the middle of the glass windows is not a double door. Instead, it is a Norfolk mirror by Modloft standing over six feet tall. This traditional mirror can be mounted on the wall or a floor-standing one. This Norfolk is supported by a sturdy frame and is such a perfect accessory to open up any space.
8. Murphy Bed in the Middle of the Transitional Kid’s Room
This transitional bedroom is meant for a boy’s room. This one is completed with a dark wood floor with blue walls. The wall is painted with Donald Kaufman – DKC-19 color. In order to create a matching look, the coverlet was picked in a similar color too.
This bed is a Murphy bed, or also known as a wall bed. This bed is designed to save space in an unusual way. It is surrounded by custom-designed and custom-built shelves that were specifically made for this bedroom.
The bed is called the Zen Bed from Quintus Home. It is made from quarter-sawn oak.
It is because this is a Murphy bed that this was not really put in the middle of the room. The headboard is still against the wall. However, that makes sense because the storage and shelving unit should be mounted against the wall; they are not freestanding units.
However, unlike the other Murphy beds, whose frame is usually attached to the shelves surround, this bed seems freestanding, but the dimensions of the shelves fit just right around the bed.
There are two sconces on both sides of the bed, mounted on the shelves’ wall that can be used as reading lamps.
9. Kid’s Room in Beach Style with a Wall Bed in the Middle
This is another example of a Murphy bed in a kid’s room. However, unlike the other Murphy beds, this one is unique.
The main bed is surrounded by bookshelves and a bunk bed on top of it. There is also another bunk bed on the left side of this bed. It seems that this huge room can accommodate up to six children all at once.
The bunk beds in the corner make it impossible for this main bed to be put against the wall. Moreover, the headboard is the only part of the Murphy bed that can be put against the wall.
Since there are other bunk beds on top of this main bed, it is also impossible for it to be really placed in the middle of the room. The ones lying on the top bunk beds should be secured by one side of the wall lest they fall down.
This room has a beach style. And like the other beach-style rooms, the focal point of this room is a large modern cozy bed that stands on the room’s hardwood flooring. The all-white design also makes it a perfect beach-style room.
The main bed is basically a storage bed, too, because we can see the pullout drawers in its frame. The beds and shelves in this room were custom designed and built by Dan Luna Woodworking in Lake Forest, CA.
10. Platform King Bed in the Middle of a Modern Craftsman Room
A traditional craftsman-style room is usually characterized by blue or green walls with a brown tone, along with a tray ceiling and carpet flooring. This style also usually features a large elegant bed. However, this one is a modern craftsman room.
Instead of a green wall, this bedroom features a blue-grey wall with a lighter shade of grey for the ceiling. And this bedroom is not floor carpeted; it has an elegant hardwood floor.
However, in the middle of it, there is a large elegant platform king bed. This bed features a sturdy dark headboard. There are two side beds with two reading lamps bracketed on the bed. And on top of it, there is artwork to create an artsy look.
This bed is put in the middle of the room for easy access to bed-making. The homeowners can have both sides of the bed as access to get in and off the bed.
The headboard is put against the wall because it looks heavy to be put in the middle of the room.
In the corner, there is a unique chair along with a footrest that is perfect for seating space in a bedroom. The double glass panel doors open to the living room outside. And as a beautiful accent, there is a hanging metal pendant light in the center of the ceiling.
11. Contemporary Room with a Floating Bed in the Middle
The great thing about this contemporary room is, of course, its floating bed. In this case, the term “floating” literally means floating, where the base of the bed is attached to the wall; thus, it is “floating” a few inches from the floor.
This floating frame is attached against the wooden headboard against the wall. It is also quite impossible for this bed to be really put in the middle of the room because it features a floating design. Thus, it should be mounted against the wall. However, there are still three sides to access this bed.
The bed basically consists of a standard mattress put upon the wooden base. This wide headboard gives an accent to the white wall, creating a contemporary look.
There are two wooden shelves on both sides of the table as extra storage. The top of the shelves can be used as a table too.
The grey floor is covered with a simple geometric line patterned carpet. This carpet also gives a contemporary look to the bedroom. It blends seamlessly with the wood elements and the white walls in this room.
12. Storage Queen Bed in the Middle of an Asian Room
An Asian room usually consists of wood elements. The furnishings are typically clean-lined. They basically consist of lacquered wood chests, bamboo, low tables, and accentuated windows.
This room is a perfect example of an Asian bedroom completed with orange walls and a medium-tone wood floor.
The luxurious bed has three openings. It is because there are drawers as storage beneath the bed. It will be challenging to pull out and access the drawers if the bed is put against the wall.
The headboard, however, should be put against the wall because the dimensions of this room make it impossible for the bed to be really put in the middle of the room with four openings.
This is an excellent storage bed. It features some pullout drawers beneath its base. This queen bed has 6-24” drawers x 24” deep, plus one extra deep drawer with roughly 20-36 dimensions at the foot of the bed. It also has a specially designed headboard with a fabric insert that can be changed and removed as needed.
This bed was custom designed by Archipelago Hawaii and custom-built by Axiom in Hawaii. The shimmery beige bedding from Macy’s hotel collection enhances the bed’s elegance.
There is a wide sliding window on the wall that lets the natural light pour into the room. The window is fabricated with an acrylic rice paper panel insert. The fabrication was finished at Axiom, a similar company that built the bed.
13. Contemporary Floating Bed in the Middle of a Modern Room
Last, there is this cozy and modern bedroom. This is a master bedroom that is completed with a dark wood floor, light brown walls, double sliding windows, and a white ceiling.
The unique part of this room is its headboard. This bed basically has had its equipped headboard. However, the designer decided to add a piece built around the portal windows.
As stated before, according to Fengshui, a bed should not be in line directly with the door. This means, when you’re lying in bed when you are turning your head, your head should not be face to face with the door. The best position to place your bed is diagonal from the door.
In this case, the diagonal spot from the door is in that place. If the bed is really put in the middle of the room, it will be directly in line with the door, and it is forbidden.
However, this bed still has three openings. The homeowners can get in and off the bed on both sides of the bed without having to bother each other. This is easier for them to make the bed too.
In the headboard, there are two light LED swing arm wall lamps in nickel finish. There are also floating bedside tables bracketing the bed. These bedside tables were similar to the frame of the bed, clearly indicates that they were made as one part of the bed.
This minimalist room has no fireplace, and fewer furnishings make it a great example of a modern minimalist room. The double sliding windows fill most of the surface of the wall. They can be used as a door too that opens to the outside.
The curtains give more privacy as well as an accent to the light brown wall. Beneath the bed, there is a fluffy white carpet that creates a great contrast with the dark wood floor and the bed frame. The rug blends seamlessly with the coverlet too.
Have you made up your mind? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bed in the middle of your bedroom? If you have been reassured, here are some essential tips to make your bed more balanced in your bedroom:
- Add a headboard to your bed. It will help the bed feel more grounded and give it a better sense of place.
- Place the bed facing the tall windows. Remember, a bed in the middle of the room provides the best outside view.
- Add some type of shelving behind your bed. It can be used as extra storage as well as a headboard.
- When it comes to the headboard, you can build a larger wall partition as a headboard. This will create more distinct areas.
- If your bedroom has sloping ceilings and you have a canopy frame bed, move the bed to the central area of the bedroom. It will create a great visual equilibrium in your room.
Good luck with your project!