I'll readily admit that I'm guilty of canopy bed stereotyping. I always expect white four-poster beds with princess-y details in the rooms of 8 year old girls, but these modern canopy beds flip that preconception on its head using angles, clean lines and rustic wood. These are most definitely made for adults...and maybe even for boys.
(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT):
1 - In Liz Lange's Westchester home, Jonathan Adler created the appearance of a canopy bed using navy linen curtain panels suspended on curtain hardware attached to the ceiling.
2 - Cote Maison featured this canopy bed in their preview of IKEA's 2010 products.
3 - Designer J. Randall Powers used this canopy bed made of rustic wood with clean and modern lines in his Houston home. While the "canopy" is wood, the white bottom keeps it feeling light and airy.
4 - The minimally designed, ebony finished canopy bed by Calvin Klein would be a great centerpiece for any bedroom.
5 - Timothy Whealon chose this unfussy canopy bed to create a "cozy, clean, modern bedroom with classical lines" in a Manhattan apartment.
(Image credits: 1 - Ngoc Minh Ngo / House Beautiful; 2 - DR / Cote Maison; 3 - Joshua McHugh / Elle Decor; 5 - Thibault Jeanson / House Beautiful)