I sort of think so. Maybe it’s because you feel enclosed in all the fabric that might hang around it. It becomes a private hideaway, enabling you to let go and get your groove on. A 12-foot ceiling, French windows, Paris, and some chilled champagne wouldn’t hurt either. And, since we’re having fun, I’ll throw in Guy Pierce.
Okay, so here of some of my top picks for canopy beds.
I really love this bed designed by Annie Selke for Vanguard. I wanted to use it in a client’s home, but the ceiling was too low and for some reason they weren’t willing to rip out the roof. This bed is so stylish, it would rip off the roof all by itself (I am such a cool writer, no?) Anyway, I love the gold. It’s super hot right now.
I love a red bed. This style is from The Farmhouse Collection. Their Su Su Bed comes in lots of different finishes and colors – another big trend. Wrap me in red and we’ll turn up the heat ourselves.
Speaking of red… Here’s another poster bed style from Henredon. I know this isn’t exactly a canopy, but it does come with a topper. This reminds me of something from a ship – a pirate ship. And I’m the princess who’s been kidnapped. Oops! There goes my bodice – torn by that mighty sword.
Okay, use have to use your imagination for this amazing bed. It’s simple and lovely. It’s from Anthroplogie. I see it draped in sheer fabric with Fleur de Lis stenciled in gold and trimmed with little tasseled fringe at the edges. Hmmm…. Let’s see. I’m the Queen and Guy Pierce is a musketeer.
Good old Pottery Barn. People may sneer, but their designers come up with some pretty nice styles. This is their Farmhouse Canopy Bed. I’m the farm girl and the Duke comes to visit me. I’m sorry, but the rest is private.
By the way, my brother-in-law, TOM, says you can’t put furniture in front of windows. Do you think he’s right?