Hang a Soft, Flowy Textile
Perfect for a bed with no headboard. Pick weighty material with a sheen, like silk. Mount a curtain rod so the fabric falls about eight inches from propped-up pillows (brackets should line up with the sides of the bed); drape fabric (a runner, a shawl, a scarf) over the rod like a towel. Switch seasonally or whenever you’re in the mood.
Silk shawl (Syrian, 20th century), $1,100, coraginsburg.com for info. Tudor curtain rod, $51, gracioushome.com.