Lots of us have a window above our beds – and lots of us hate it.
There are two basic ways to deal with the situation – embrace it and put up some pretty window treatment or just hide the window. A folding screen is an easy way to hide an awkward window.
I bought one large blue sheet of insulation board for $15 at Home Depot and asked the guy in the cutting department to cut the sheet in 16″ lengths (there ended up being six pieces).
What with all the cheesy components – insulation board! duct tape! decorative hinges! – I thought the screen would be a little on the fragile side, but no. The screen is very sturdy and it folds well, for the record.
The screen blocks out the light from the window, so it’s not obvious there is a window there. Which is the point.
note: while these pictures were taken in my bedroom, this screen is destined for another room. I just wanted to share the idea with you all, since I get many questions about how to address the “window-above-the-bed” issue. I threw together the styling here with basement stuff (lamps, tables, pillows, etc) just to give you a quick sense of what could be done with a folding screen in a bedroom. Pictures of my newly finished bedroom are on the way, complete with a different idea for addressing the same window issue.