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Old 04-19-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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I have an attic with two 12 x 12 rooms connected by a little hallway (walk in closets on each side). I would like to make one room a bedroom. I have two sleigh beds and am not sure what to do....put them on either side of the wall and block the window? Put just one bed in the room and place it in between the windows?

If I put one bed in the middle, can I put a nightstand in front of the window? Just not sure how to work around the windows and whether it's ok to block part of one or both!

Or is there a more creative place for the beds I am not thinking of?

Should I put one bed in the first room? That room doesn't seem as cozy with the stair case and the window A/C unit and I was thinking of making it a mini office or "reading nook"

I know it's a small space, but I am desperate for an extra bedroom.

Sorry about the mess, the attic is just a storage place at the moment.


Thank you!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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They are twin size sleigh beds?
Can you put them on the blank wall on the right, as you're facing the windows? Put one about 2 ft from the windows (just enough to get out of bed), nightstand between them, and the second bed? It will be cozy, but it looks like there is room.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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You have two rooms? And you want to put both beds in one room? why not a bed in each room?
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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To have a nightstand in front of the window this might be a good idea. Suspended ledges. You could even get a drawer with a top on it. Depending on your style, modern, or traditional you could make the ledge/drawer fit your style and the ropes be sleeker.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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To have a nightstand in front of the window this might be a good idea. Suspended ledges. You could even get a drawer with a top on it. Depending on your style, modern, or traditional you could make the ledge/drawer fit your style and the ropes be sleeker.
I like this.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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Yeah, just keep the kids off of it or they will go swinging out the window
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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If this will truly be a guest room, I would put the beds in the room with the ac unit. Couple of reasons... 1. This gives you the larger space to use on a daily basis. 2. Since heat rises, the room without the ac unit might get pretty hot in the summer. Your guests might be more comfortable with the unit in the same space. 3. With the window in the center in the smaller side, it would be easier to place the beds on either side of the window and have a nightstand under the window.

Also, since the stairs are on the other side, perhaps you could purchase some folding screens that you would place/use when you have guests for a measure of privacy. Good luck with your project!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:45 AM
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They are twin size sleigh beds?
Can you put them on the blank wall on the right, as you're facing the windows? Put one about 2 ft from the windows (just enough to get out of bed), nightstand between them, and the second bed? It will be cozy, but it looks like there is room.
I approve this message! That's what I'd do. If it's a guest room, sleeping space is what counts more than "living space." I'd make that other room some sort of den so that if guests wanted to relax and watch a little TV or stretch out somewhere to read they could do it there.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:26 AM
 
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I'm assuming enough A/C gets into the room you're showing us. And I'm assuming you are opposed to splitting the beds into two rooms. And I'm assuming separating the beds is fine with you.

Put the head of the two beds, separated, against the straight walls on either side of the door, so a sleeper person would face the windows. Since a bedside table won't fit, you could install a medium shelf above the head of each bed, mind no one hits their head, and put a clock or ornament, some books, and a small lamp. Have a special "guest" section in the closets down that way on either side of the door, get a closet-fix thing with a drawer, a shelf, and a small hanging area, and show those to your guests. Suitcases perhaps on the floors or at the very top in there.

On one side at the foot of a bed, tucked under the eave, put the long side of a small desk or table, plus a chair, stack a couple small games and notebook, pen, and perhaps a TV set facing the beds. Then on the other side of the room, put a rocker to look out, a floor lamp, a very small table with coffee coaster, and a picture next to window or in between them. A non-slip runner rug could go down the middle between the beds. Hope you can picture this and glean and idea or so.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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That sounds like a good plan, gigimac. I wonder if the OP will come back?
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