The room from the Mad Men set actually feels quite familiar to me, as it looks very similar to the bedrooms in my husband’s grandmother’s home (which was built and decorated in the mid-60s). Note the wall to wall carpet that flows out into the hall, the gauzy and frilly curtains, the tufted headboard, and the bedspread that fits over the pillows. How many times have I made a bed with a bedspread like this – as a child of the 70s, my own bedspread was designed like this!
I searched and searched and had a hard time finding images of the other side of the master bedroom, and this is all I could come up with. It appears that a window is on the wall opposite the bed, and a dresser is on the other side of the door to the closet/bathroom. If anyone has an image of the other side of the room, I would love to see it!
So, back to the bed wall. I can understand now why the bed is placed this way in the room – with the windows and doors on the other walls, there really wasn’t any other option.
I can’t say that the Mad Men bedroom is my design inspiration, but for those who want to take it one step further, Club Furniture has created a Man Men inspired bed called the ‘Draper Bed’.