You can always rely upon a canopy bed to turn an ordinary room into a luxurious, dreamlike refuge. So if you want to make your bedroom into a cozy sumptuous retreat, install a canopy bed.
A canopy bed is a decorative bed somewhat similar to a four-poster bed. A typical canopy bed usually features posts at each of the four corners extending four feet high or more above the mattress. Ornate or decorative fabric is often draped across the upper space between the posts and a solid swath of cloth may create a ceiling, or canopy directly over the bed.
The canopy bed came into existence more for utilitarian means rather than for extravagance or decadence. Canopy beds with curtains that could completely enclose the bed were used by lords and noblemen in medieval Europe for warmth and privacy, as their attendants often slept in the same room.
Modern canopy beds generally fit into one of two categories: traditional or contemporary. Most of the traditional canopy beds have a Victorian aesthetic, with either metal rod frames or intricately carved wood frames and posts. These also have elaborate draping with rather heavy cloth.
In contrast, contemporary canopy beds mostly have a simpler design. Wood, metal, or a combination of the two is used in the construction of modern canopy beds, which usually have little to no detail on the foot and headboards and often feature sharp, geometric designs. While you’re deciding whether you want an intricate wrought iron Gothic canopy bed or an airy princess-inspired soft pink bedspread, designers are working on new ways of improving this classic bed design.
So you really have a lot of options. You just have to pick your favorite. If you want a contemporary atmosphere, pay attention to details. Choose light materials and open canopy bed so that light can flow freely from windows.
Take a look at these bedroom ideas with canopy beds and get inspired.