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post #21 of 31
Maybe no outside walls because of tornadoes? I'm in tornado country and if there's a warning you're supposed to go to an interior room.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by newbymom05 View Post
Maybe no outside walls because of tornadoes? I'm in tornado country and if there's a warning you're supposed to go to an interior room.

I've lived in tornado country all my life and never heard any rules about bed placement because of tornadoes.
I thought you went to an interior room to get away from windows not the walls falling on you.
post #23 of 31
I've never heard this either.
We live in -30 (C) country without insulation Not too many choices for bed placement in our bedrooms.
As a child my bed was usually on an outside wall too and I think I turned out okay? haha
post #24 of 31
What you might be thinking about is when a mattress is placed against the wall for storage. Mold can form on the mattress and the wall from the condensation. Don't ask me how I know this!
post #25 of 31
I've seen leases with stuff like that in them. Maybe that's why there is a little elf walkway behind all my furniture
post #26 of 31
There might also be some feng shui reasoning behind this... my sister recently moved her bed away from the wall for feng shui reasons. (Funny how she mentioned that to me after I saw this thread! So many coincidences in life.)
post #27 of 31
I've always had a weird phobia of drive-by shootings (which is hilarious because I live in a super rural area) so I try to make sure my kids beds aren't against a street-facing wall.
post #28 of 31
All the beds in our house are on outside walls. We live in a cold climate, our walls are uninsulated (hopefully not for long!), and we have had no problems. Both my kids and my DH sweat when they sleep, though.
post #29 of 31
Growing up my bed was right on the outside wall, my room had two outside walls and was cooler than the rest of the house but I was fine.
I had the outside wall half of the room when I had a roommate in college, my bed was right up against the bricks and windows. When we lived in an apartment we had our bed on the inside/shared wall and that just was not cool in an apartment, unless you just LIKE listening to your neighbors as you try to sleep. The head of my bed now is on an outside wall, and the side is about a foot from the outside wall.

Heck how can the bed not be on an outside wall?

Seriously, bedrooms are usually on the back or outlaying sides of the house, so the door is on the inner-most part of the room and the exterior walls are the logical places to put the bed.
post #30 of 31
We live in a hot climate and the coolness of the wall provides extra cooling at night. We're much more concerned about sweating in one's sleep than freezing!
post #31 of 31
One reason not to put the bed right up against the wall might be that a child could get trapped and hurt between the wall and the mattress if the bed was to shift. When we had a newborn and co-slept, our bed was up against the wall, we moved it out so that there was space between wall and mattress. For big kids I don't see it being as big of an issue.
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