Ever since I was a small child, I have always yearned for a cabinet or "alcove" bed.
There were certainly alcoves galore in our first home,
and my bed was pushed under one of them, which was very cozy indeed.
But it wasn't the same as having a true cabinet bed.
The beauty of a bed like that was turning it into a reading nook.
And if it had a window, all the better to watch the moon pass by in the night.
And if it had draws or shelves underneath, what more could you ask for?
As an adult, it would be easy to turn a childhood nook into something more elegant.
And with a fireplace near, how cozy the winter nights would be.
Curtains are good for keeping secrets....
... or for keeping out drafts...
... or feeling like a princess.