This has been one of my “I have to try this” projects since we lived in Edinburgh, Scotland about year 2000. Yes, I wripped this out of a copy of Livingetc back then and I still have it on my wall. It must have been very much ahead of it’s time with the concrete. I fell in love with this photo and have kept it ever since. In this bedroom they have added a wall and the dressing area is behind it. Brilliant.
In our next home I would love to add a wall behind the bed and have my office there. It would be like a secret little place. Not that I would want it to be secret, but it would be out of the way and you wouldn’t know it was there. The bedroom wouldn’t feel cluttered as the desk and all that goes with it would be hidden behind the wall. It’s also a way of not needing another room.
If you prefer you could of course do something much more simple by adding curtains behind the bed. This is also a great way of faking a four poster bed. Put up four curtain poles in the ceiling and hang your curtains… It doesn’t get much easier than that.