Years ago a very fancy woman told me that houses were like peanuts. Once you finish one, you just have to have another. Must be nice! I have to admit that I sometimes feel the same way. I want a super modern house. I want a bare-bones beach shack, a New Yrok loft. And I want a canopy bed.
There’s something very romantic and comforting about a canopy bed. I’ve selected a few of my favorites here. There are all kinds of ways to create a canopy. Let’s take a look.
This half-caopy frames a bed so nicely. I like the matching fabrics. It’s just plain pretty. And there’s nothing wrong with that, is there?
This is so French, isn’t it? I love the shape of the padded headboard. The informal draping of the bedding makes the bed appear more cozy and less imposing.
What’s your opinion of this mirrored canopy bed? Does it work with the striped fabric? It seems to. What I like, as an idea to save for a future project, is the way the headboard covers the entire back of the bed. I like the tufted aspect as well. This might be a good way to deal with a bed that’s not in great shape – you can hide the bad spots with fabric.
Here’s a way to create a canopy with very little fabric. A flat panel, draped and hung from the ceiling is terrific.
Here’s an incorporation of both ideas. The fabric isn’t gathered in the back. There’s just enough fullness to make this work.
Mosquito netting is so beautiful. It says, “I live in a tropical, romantic place.” Well, to me it does – even if it happens to really be Detroit. At night, all dreams come true.
Keep your upper lip stiff if you want to sleep here. Taker a closer look and there’s a good idea that you cold use in any setting. Why not use a piece of birch ply and faux paint it to look like paneling? Instant headboard. And, when it’s surrounded by the canopy, it becomes a thing of beauty.
Lastly, a light and airy room. This would make a perfect guest room. Except you’d never get rid of your guests!
Okay, so which one is your favorite? Mine is the first. I like the style of the cornice – like the one at the end. It bring out the girly-girl in me. How about you? I’d like to hear from the guys on this as well.