How to Hang a Bed Canopy on a Slanted Ceiling

What You'll Need
Ceiling hooks and anchors
Stepladder
Fabric
Fabric grommets
Hammer
Needle
Thread
Fabric Glue
Drill
Pencil
Scissors

Hanging a bed canopy on a slanted ceiling may seem impossible to do. With a few modifications, however, you can still add a bed canopy to your bedroom decor.

Step 1 - Choose Your Fabric

Choose the fabric that you want to use for your bed canopy. Lightweight fabric, such as tulle, netting, or a "gauzy" material, will work best for your bed canopy. Because you are working with a slanted or sloped ceiling, before heading to the fabric store you will need to determine where on the bed you want the canopy to be placed. Measure the width of the bed and from floor to ceiling. Once you choose your fabric, you should hem it up about 1/2 inch using either fabric glue or hem tape.

Step 2 - Prepare the Ceiling and Hang the Hardware

With a room that has a sloped or slanted ceiling, usually the bed is placed against the wall. If this is the case, then you will have different measurements for your canopy. You will be using less fabric near the head of the bed and more at the foot, or visa versa.

With a pencil, make a mark where you want to place your ceiling hooks. Before drilling, take your fabric and hold it up to the mark to see if it hangs how you like. You can also take a thumbtack and tack up all four sides or have helpers hold the fabric up. This way you can make sure you are happy with the results and avoid having to patch holes later on.

Once you are happy with the look, take your drill and drill a hole on the mark that you made. Attach the anchor to the ceiling hook so that the anchor folds downward. Insert the hook and anchor in the hole, pushing up on it so the hook is flush against the ceiling. This ensures that they anchor opens fully. Screw the hook in tighter until it is flush with the ceiling.

Repeat these steps with the other three hooks and anchors.

Step 3 - Prepare and Hang Your Fabric

sheer canopy around low bed with white coverlet

Once you have the hooks installed, hold your fabric up to the hooks to see where you want the fabric to attach to the hooks. Use a fabric pencil to make a mark where you want to cut your holes. Do this with all four panels. Use the scissors to cut a small hole on the marks. Using the grommet installer that came with your grommet kit, or a hammer, install the fabric grommets in the holes that you made. Once you have the grommets installed, hang the fabric from the ceiling hooks.

Step 4 - Finishing Touches

Once you have your fabric hung from the hooks, arrange it to your liking. By using ribbon or extra fabric, you can create tiebacks and tie the bed canopy to the bed posts on the bed. If you do not have bed posts, you can install four curtain holders into your wall where you want the bed canopy to be tied back. Make sure you leave an opening in the middle of the bed.