Though mention of a canopy bed usually calls to mind a classic princess room, the modern version can be as at home in a streamlined urban loft as in a young girl's bedroom. If you have always had a hankering for the romance of a classic canopy bed without the frilly overtones, this collection of updated canopy beds might just help you fulfill your bedroom dreams.
This Farmhouse Canopy Bed from Pottery Barn is the perfect blend of an old school canopy with modern streamlined design. This wooden four poster looks great all on its own or with the sheer canopy and drapes to soften the look.
The Italian Campaign Canopy Bed from Anthropologie is a more traditional offering in terms of shape (inspired as it was by the Victorians), but the simple lines of this wrought iron bed mean it could still work in a modern interior.
The Ellipse Metal Canopy Bed from West Elm marries the classic lines of a canopy bed with a modern metal lattice pattern that adds drama to any room.
The Edland Four Poster Bed from IKEA is a simple white painted wood canopy bed which manages to look ethereal and minimalist despite its height.
The Excel Canopy Bed from Overstock is another industrial chic option with its powder-coated steel construction and open modular design.
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