The allure of canopy beds

design :: nate berkus

I have a special place in my heart for canopy beds as I had one when I was a little girl.  It was an antique made of gorgeous dark wood with carved posts and a pretty pink canopy.  I will never understand why I wanted to replace it with a melamine trundle bed and matching wall unit, but I did <shakes head>.

Canopy beds were born of necessity -- the heavy drapes were meant to keep the heat in and sound and drafts out, but later with the advent of smaller rooms and central heat they became purely decorative.

Canopy beds aren’t just for pink princess rooms -- they can be sophisticated and and work in formal and traditional rooms, relaxed and modern spaces, and everything in between..  Canopy beds are a great opportunity to bring different fabrics and patterns into a room, but they also don’t necessarily have to be draped with fabric -- sometimes the frame is too pretty to cover up and can stand on its own.

seen in house beautiful

design :: mary mcdonald, seen in domino magazine

design :: miles redd, seen in domino magazine

seen in coastal living

via baylor says

design :: Mark D. Sikes + Michael Griffin, seen in Lonny

via apartment therapy

seen in traditional home

via the enchanted home

design :: thom filicia

seen in domino magazine

design :: miles redd

seen in domino magazine

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