Light & Fan Switch Behind Bed - Place Bed Uncentered?
jerry147
July 4, 2014 in Design Dilemma
The wall that I am placing the bed against is 158". On each adjacent wall is a closet: one slides, and the other has a door that opens inwards.

I want to place a king size bed (avg. frame size is 82"), but there is a light switch and a ceiling fan switch about 48" from one side of the wall and starting at 37" from the ground. I am afraid that a bed with a headboard will block the switch and make it difficult to reach. Even if I pull the bed a little bit forward, it will still be about 8"-10" from the side of the bed if I center it. The distance will increase and be more difficult to get to with a nightstand.

I suppose my only options are:

*Hire an electrician and move the switches
*Install a remote control light switch and remote control fan
*Have the bed about 15-20" from one side of the wall and be un-centered and place a nightstand under the light and fan switch.

Any suggestions? I'm kind of trying to have additional work or costs as a last resort and it seems like the last option seems like it would make the room look kind of weird.
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Leanne Michael L U X E lifestyle design
There is a new remote on amazon you should look into.. It's one small remote that controls all task lighting in the room, the ceiling fan and recessed lighting. Brilliant!
July 4, 2014 at 2:21pm   
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groveraxle
Don't uncenter the bed. If it's plain old drywall you could move the switches yourself. The hardest (and trickiest) part is patching the hole.
July 4, 2014 at 3:21pm     
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jerry147
Will it look awkward if you center a bed and only get one nightstand?
July 4, 2014 at 6:24pm   
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bgfuqua
yes.
July 4, 2014 at 11:36pm   
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