It’s Time to Fall In Love With the Canopy Bed Again

published Jul 28, 2017
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(Image credit: Ethan Allen)

As a little girl, I always dreamed (literally and figuratively) of having a canopy bed. The ceilings in my childhood bedroom weren’t super tall, so the four-poster just wasn’t in my destiny, unfortunately, and I eventually moved on from my adoration of the stately furnishing. But now, as a grown up (living in an apartment with vaulted ceilings), I wish I had stumbled upon the images that follow before buying my fully upholstered wingback bed.

Particularly of interest is the metal canopy bed, mostly because it looks sleek, not fussy and takes up far less visual space than a traditional wood version. If you yearned for a wispy, romantic bed like these as a kid, it’s time to fall in love with the canopy bed again as an adult.

Above: The photo at the lead of this post is from Ethan Allen (made to advertise a mirror), but all I can focus on is that gorgeous canopy bed. If you have voluminous ceilings in your bedroom, these work great to fill the void.

(Image credit: CC + Mike)

The master bedroom of CC + Mike makes me want to start over completely in my own bedroom. Their canopy bed is from West Elm (no longer available, though a similar version can be seen in the shopping gallery below).

I’m not sure what to love more here. The large-scale leafy mural, the color palette or that spectacular antiqued brass canopy bed from Oly Studios via Little Green Notebook. It’s okay to not play favorites sometimes, right?

(Image credit: Coats Homes)

Here’s yet another room that fills me with envy. Designed by Coats Homes, the space would have been beautiful with a traditional headboard and footboard, but the canopy bed takes it to a new level of grandeur.

(Image credit: Amber Interiors)

Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors is a master mixologist when it comes to vintage textiles. The blonde wood canopy bed she used in this bedroom makeover brings an earthy, relaxed vibe to the eclectic space.

While I prefer a canopy bed without curtains (I love the look, but I can imagine how dusty that draping fabric would get in my home), I think this approach from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles of just a few panels on one end works great as a happy medium.

(Image credit: Bernhardt)

What’s so wonderful about the canopy bed is it can be dressed up or down as much as you like. In this showroom shot from Bernhardt, it gets the red carpet treatment, and feels positively royal.

6 Awesome Canopy Beds For All Budgets

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Lauren Grey King-size Metal Canopy Bed at Overstock, $307.99 (Image credit: Overstock)
  1. Lauren Grey King-size Metal Canopy Bed at Overstock, $307.99
  2. Rhodes Uphosltered Metal Canopy Bed at West Elm, Starting at $1,499
  3. 19th C. French Iron Canopy Bed at RH, Starting at $1,995
  4. Campaign Canopy Bed at Anthropologie, Starting at $1,298
  5. Mainstays Metal Canopy Bed, Queen at Amazon, $179.53
  6. Maison Canopy Bed in Gold at Pottery Barn Teen, Starting at $899

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