Now on to the post. My real life friend Damaris asked me to do a post on canopy beds. I don't know about you all, but the term "canopy bed" brings to mind the ruffle-topped bed my older sister had in the 70's. But canopy beds are not old and stuffy anymore... they are chic and fun, and can really make a room.
Take a look at some of these great canopies I found around the web...and because we're all budget conscious now-a-days, I wanted to take a minute and discuss how we can achieve some of these looks for a minimal investment.
Photo from Serena & Lily
I have professed my love of Serena & Lily before. Take a look at this darling canopy I found in their latest catalog! This look can be easily achieved by using bedsheets! (This will actually save beaucoup on the fabric investment). Simply buy sets of coordinating sheets...I'm guessing you could get away with 4 sets - 2 of each color. This canopy is made by suspending a ring from the ceiling (think lampshade ring and fishing wire). The cute details around the ring could easily be made from the coordinating fitted sheets as could the tie backs which appear to also be suspended from the ceiling with fishing wire.
Photo from HGTV
This fun canopy is from the 2004 HGTV dream home. This canopy hangs from a corona (crown) attached to the wall above the bed and can easily be achieved in a similar method to the previous canopy. Coronas can be created with a variety of materials...and covered with coordinating fabric. Bedsheets would again offer an affordable alternative to yards of fabric.
This garden trellis idea is quite charming! The trick would be to find a trellis the correct width. The look could be softened by adding fabric.
This simple canopy was created using stair balusters. It could be a great "shabby" project with the use of reclaimed architectural pieces.
Photo from HGTV
Finally, this great room from Candice Olson...you know I love her! This is a canopied daybed. The canopy is a fairly traditional shape, however, Candice...true to form...uses it in a non-traditional way. It sits against the wall with the fabric hanging down the back to create a sort of headboard effect. The fabric is kept light and fairly sheer so as not to add weight, while still adding softness.
So go ahead and add a little romance. If you create a canopy or have a great one to share, let me know! I'd love to see it!
Have a great weekend~