Canopy Beds

Canopy beds are exotic, romantic, and luxurious. They can be purchased at many furniture and home stores in a variety of styles. The frame is often made of metal or wood, and the canopy can be made from any fabric like silk, chiffon, velvet, or tapestry.

Creating Canopy Beds

Canopy beds can also be made with a simple swag of fabric or by constructing an elaborate draped treatment. The easiest way to create simple canopy beds is to hang a piece of fabric over the top frame rails of a structured canopy bed. But if your bed doesn't have a canopy frame, there are other simple ways to get the look of a canopy:

• You can achieve a very attractive canopy bed look by installing curtain rods along the ceiling, placing one over each end of the bed.
• You can add a romantic look to a plain-Jane bed by draping long fabric panels through a wooden or metal ring attached to the ceiling above the center of the head of the bed. Draw the fabric panel through the ring, pulling it down to the floor on either side of the bed.
• Install a ring on the ceiling at both sides of the head of the bed and draw the long fabric panel through both rings. Swag the area between the two rings at the ceiling.
• Install four rings, one at each corner of the bed, and try drawing a long panel of fabric through each one.


Canopy beds can be versatile and tailored to the personal taste of the owner. There are several styles of canopy beds.

• formal canopy beds
• crown canopies
• simple ring bed hangings
• swagged canopies
• shelf canopies
• curtain rod canopies