Why is the bed always at the wall in many houses? The simplest question sometimes can be the hardest one to answer.
“Where should I position my bed?” is a case in point. The answers can be many and contradictory, and the deeper you dig, the more you discover. Let’s explore the common solutions and find out the thinking behind them. Who said that beds should be placed on the position they are mostly positioned in the bedroom? Ever since I was young up to some years back, all I knew is that the bed should be on the corner of the house no matter the design.
You will agree with me that a bed is very important furniture in any house. Whenever one is fatigued and sleepy, just fall on it for relaxation of both the mind and the body. Everybody needs this thing, no matter how it has been constructed; and even if you may not have bed, there is always somewhere one lays the body for relaxation.
In African lifestyle you have to position the head of the bed against the main wall. But actually; this is not always the best solution, as it depends on the layout of the bedroom and the adjoining rooms.
Some beds are very expensive, both the cost and the material. Others are traditional made (with animal skins, local materials and permanently grounded), and others are modern made and even exported.
All of the above are not as important as one could think, but the position of the bed is. In most houses and more so the bedrooms, the bed have been in the same place; at the corner of the house. This made me to get to know why. Some says that the African’s bed should be only at the corner, because the wall acts like a supporter to the bed, others say that they too don’t know why and that it is a myth.
I have on several occasion heard people saying that you should have a good view of the bedroom door from your bed. But actually: It’s also nice if the entire bed isn’t visible from outside the open door.
Did you know that humans have the same primal needs as mammals in wanting to sleep in a secure location? This subconsciously drives us toward practical choices, such as wanting a safe distance from “unsafe” objects, such as doors and windows, and having good visibility of any intruder without allowing the intruder to see us first.
Psychologists says that it’s important to keep the bed as far as possible from the door while still making sure the door can be seen from the sleeping position. However, if there’s a window in the room, then you should be able to see both the door and the window at once from your bed, this is so amazing.
The other benefit of that layout is that light shining through an open door won’t wake up anyone sleeping; locating the bed against the same wall in which the door is located, makes sleepers less visible to potential intruders, think about it.
You shouldn’t sleep with your legs facing the door. But actually: This may not be true for all doors, such as the door to a dressing room. There are many cultural reasons why in some regions especially Kikuyus people of Kenya and others consider it very bad to sleep with your feet toward a door.
Most people when they are in the sleeping position, they don’t have their legs facing directly towards the door into the bedroom. The reason behind it is because facing the soles of your feet towards someone, especially elders, is considered rude.
There are as well many people who say that if you have a panoramic view from your window, you need to make use of this and place the bed so it looks toward the window. But actually: This may be great if the window looks out onto some woodlands, but it’s not ideal if the window faces the sun.
If the bedroom window faces the morning sun, placing the bed close to it might cause discomfort. I would like to openly tell you that our bedroom needs to be a sanctuary for sleep, so only those things related to sleep should be in there. That means no computers, TVs or other gadgets. Your bedroom is the sleep room, not a cinema hall.
There shouldn’t be any mental or intellectual activity at all once you go to bed. We don’t recommend reading or watching television in bed. This means that if your small bedroom has a window on one wall and a door on another, and you’re thinking of mounting a television on the only wall that doesn’t have cupboards arranged along it; then it’s time to think again and be serious with yourself.
The right location for your bed is the one in which you feel most comfortable. And actually: This is probably the right answer. Whenever I visit anywhere new, especially when I want to relocate my family, I always aim to find the most attractive spot with the highest energy levels. I simply sense what’s going to be the best location for the bed, and that’s it; most of the time we disagree with my spouse on the position of the bed, but we mostly disagree to agree.
The bed should be anywhere one feels comfortable, since the bedroom is a very private place in the house. But on the other hand, it should be placed where the right is very direct, where you can be comfortable getting in and out of the bed without being hindered by anything. Even though the living standard of people differs, the bed should be very firm and tight, very clean and if possible very romantic in both the making and the colon sprayed.
And the most important one though may sound crazy, many children are being manufactured on the bed.
To be precise, your bedroom should be a place where you miss to be in studying, enjoying and somewhere that reveals your personality, character and attitude.
“A night without dreams is like a cupcake without frosting.” – Anonymous