Consider placing your bed lengthwise along the center of the wall, leaving the head of the bed open. In this space, a lengthwise position proves a better complement to the three horizontal windows. Naturally, always consider the present architecture: It’s likely to dictate the best positioning for furniture.
In this shot, the bed is accompanied by a keyboard and desk in a somewhat small room; leaving space on both ends of the bed helps it to feel less cramped and opens room near the closet.
In this space, a lengthwise bed with the head and foot open provides room for extra storage.
Consider the view in your room. Will positioning your bed lengthwise maximize it? This designer could have easily placed the head of the bed against the window, but this layout allows the view to be enjoyed from the bed.
Here’s another example where the view is maximized by a lengthwise placement. If you’re considering a renovation, built-in storage around the bed will create a hiding place for everything.
Trying to fit two beds into one room but can’t make it work? It’s possible that placing them lengthwise will provide the solution. A dresser in the middle creates a slight separation in addition to storage.
Often, placing a bed lengthwise allows you to make best use of the rest of the space. This room manages to sleep four and double as a living room.
A lengthwise bed is great for a kid's room since it likely doubles as a play area. Sneak storage beneath the bed via drawers or even portable bins to keep things properly stowed.
Daybeds, by design, are generally placed lengthwise against a wall. They’re another great option for kids' rooms, as they keep the space open and are a good transition bed after the crib.
Lofts and studios can be especially tricky when trying to fit in all types of furniture in an organized fashion. This designer successfully created a bedroom in this tight space using the lengthwise bed trick, in this case, in a drop-down bed.