Would a Canopy Bed Work in My Bedroom?

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Q: After several years with just a basic metal bed frame holding up my queen mattress I wanted to make the plunge and get a beautiful headboard! After collecting images of lovely bedrooms I realized that my favorites all have pencil post canopy beds! My question is, are there any rules for how much space you need to make a canopy bed work in your room? My ceiling is about 9 feet high and the room is 13'X12'. Can I make this work or will it make the room feel tiny and cramped?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.