Introduce a Focal Point
As with any room, a bedroom benefits from a single element that immediately draws the eye and anchors the room with its visual weight or uniqueness. In a bedroom, the bed often plays this role, and a canopy bed is a natural for creating drama.
Sheer & Shimmering Elegance
Pure glam, this tall canopy bed takes advantage of the room's high ceiling. The wrap of sheer curtains turns it into a cozy island in the clouds.
Soar to New Heights
Although many beds have four posts to support the canopy, this contemporary cousin features an iron frame suspended from the ceiling. The overhead sheath adds soft coziness. Lace panels and brass finials at the corners of the frame create the illusion of a four-poster.
Sheerly White Canopy
Surrounded in sheer white curtains, this bed feels cozy and airy at the same time. The panels are bordered in lengths of white satin, adding a bit of glamour and glow. Dark wood tones are the only other colors in the space, creating a serene getaway.
This contemporary bedroom gets a shot of personality and interest from a repeating pattern of boxes and squares. Wall niches, built-in bookshelves, and a metal canopy bed each include geometric shapes. Canopy draperies are made of striped fabric hung from tabs.
Molded to Perfection
This canopy style extends only inches from the wall, but it carries a lot of weight. Behind the front piece of molding, a gathered skirt hangs from hidden hardware. Down the sides and back, curtains provide a gentle backdrop for the bed.
More Than Minimal
Canopies nicely complement many styles. The strong, clean lines of this pencil-post bed are softened with yards of gossamer fabric draped over the top and a gentle gathering of curtains tied back at the headboard.
Lace from the Top Down
Short curtain rods at right angles are hung above each corner of this bed to create the illusion of posts. The fringed panels of elaborate lace contrast nicely with the coffered wood ceiling panels.
A bright yellow-and-red block plaid edges simple muslin curtains to give this canopy a casual look. The panels' multiple ties add character to the plain white tube that creates the canopy frame. The frame itself is anchored to the ceiling by four ties and eyehooks.
A canopy can be airy and light and still create an aura of seclusion and romance. This bed style can be dressed up with yards of sheer fabric or left alone to add a sculptural quality to the room.
The tester top on this elaborately styled bed is lined with tightly shirred white fabric that's anchored with a center rosette. The white bedspread's draping edges reflect the motif and enhance the stately look.
Tagged with Tassels
For a quick and easy canopy, simply attach a rectangle of embellished fabric to the ceiling using monofilament and eyehooks. Long tassels define the corners without interrupting the line of sight.
Canopies aren't just for adults; the wrap-around coziness is just perfect for a child's bed. This elaborate, scalloped-edge canopy drapes over the bed end-to-end with an oversized pelmet anchoring it to the ceiling at the midpoint.