Of course, there is no actual need for a window to cover if you want to hang drapery. Drapery in itself lends an aesthetic value, so feel free to hang it behind your bed regardless of a window. It will work to ground your bed while adding loads of sensual texture.
Drapery can provide a unique textural backdrop. Consider choosing drapery the same color as your bedding so the look feels truly cohesive.
A bed with a headboard placed in front of drapery creates an especially interesting effect when the width of the bed and window are similar. It's as if the window and its drapery were made to highlight this particular bed. A valance adds an elegant statement.
Remember that drapery can be hung in all sorts of ways. Draperies tied back creates a showcase for this incredible antique bed.
Drapery hanging to the sides of windows provides the bed a strong sense of place without sacrificing light from outdoors.
If you have twin beds, you might want to consider this setup. Allow the draperies to fall on the sides of the window, and place the beds in front of them. The drapes ground the individual beds, and the sunlight is uninterrupted.
Expertly placed draperies in this bedroom accentuate both windows and the bed, creating a visual balance and connection between the elements of the space.
Is there a window back there? Who knows, and quite frankly, it makes no difference. The effect of this drapery paired with the bed is what’s stealing the show.
Do you want to add prominence to the bed and make your ceiling appear higher? Outfit the wall behind your bed with floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall fabric. The floor-to-ceiling application visually extends the ceiling, while the dramatic inclusion of wall-to-wall drapery will give your bed an aesthetic boost.
You can always have a little fun with drapery. Hang them behind the bed like a canopy to create a fairy-tale escape.