Canopy beds are a great way to revamp your room. These beds have been in use from a very long time, right from the royal age to today’s modern world. Though the look of a canopy bed is somewhat old fashioned, it has never never been out of fashion. Canopy beds provide a touch of elegance, a royal appearance and a dash of style to your bedroom. Canopy beds are made of wood or metal. Carved wood canopy beds are available in a wide range of finishes that can complement the room’s decor. The metal canopy beds like as wrought iron beds, ornate cast iron canopy beds are available in sleek, contemporary designs that go well with modern decor.
What is a Canopy Bed?
A canopy bed is a four poster bed. The four corners of the bed feature tall posts that support a covering. The covering is made of different fabrics like net, silk, satin etc. And this gives the appearance of a private enclosure that can be drawn back. This bed is today considered a luxurious item that adds a dramatic focal point to the bedroom ensemble.
Styles of Canopy Beds
There are many different styles of canopy beds to choose from, to fit nearly any kind of bedroom decoration theme. With matching curtains, and other furniture pieces in the room like as a dressing table or a wardrobe and accessories, canopies can easily enhance the look of the bedroom. Canopy beds of countless design are a popular choice for people everywhere.
Standard Bed: A standard bed comes with the frame of canopy bed and tall bars are attached to the four corners and support a roof above the bed. The roof of the bed is covered in fabric and may hang down the sides to the bed itself to creating an enclosure.
Curtain Bed: An ordinary bed can be converted into a into a canopy bed. Join curtain rods on the ceiling above the bed to hang the curtains. The ceiling becomes itself canopy of the bed. Simply drape a rich fabric across the top of the bed frame and then tied at each corner. This creates a modern and romantic look for the bedroom.
Ring Canopy Bed: Ring beds don’t cover and enclose the bed but gives canopy look to four corner of the bed. Fix a strong metal ring above all the corners of the bed and use luxurious fabric to pass through the ring and rests lightly on the floors around the bed.
Shelf Canopy: These canopies do not cover the entire bed, but only the head of the canopy. A shelf can be used for this. Just put a shelf at the top of the bed, leaning the wall. The fabric must be installed on the shelf to meet the wall. It should be wrapped on the four edges of the headboard. Just hang a fabric covered shelf high above the bed. The fabric hangs down from the back and from all the side of the shelf to create a semi-enclosure at the head of the bed.
Crown Canopy Bed: Crown canopy is very similar to the shelf bed. They stand over the head of the bed but, shelf bed runs the entire width of the bed and cloth hangs straight. And crown canopy is much restricted in length than the width of the bed.
Swagged Canopy Bed: This bed has a simple rod or ring which is extended above at the center of the head. Cloth goes over the rods and extends down to rods around a foot or two foot above from all the edge of the bed. This type of bed looks like a tent with the effect of graceful and elegant triangle above the bed.
Canopy beds have become a popular option for those looking to recreate that grandeur without taking up too much room or buying something that just looks completely odd in a modern house. In fact what you are often getting is quite a light weight frame which you can embellish with some clever canopy bedding. With the right style of canopy bed with curtains, you can instantly transform the look of your room
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