30.3.09

DIY Canopy Beds

DIY Canopy Beds

Blakes Hotel London Canopy Bed

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Left: Dominio Canopy Bed Right: Anthony Todd Canopy Bed

To achieve the above DIY Canopy Bed treatment - mount curtain rods on the ceiling and hang your choice of draperies

Canopy Bed Elements of Style

The above drawing is from Blogger Erin at Elements of Style and this is her directions for creating your own Canopy Bed..... "You'll need two drapery rods and a very long length of fabric. If you feel up to it, I like the idea of sewing together a solid on one side and a pattern on the other (for the under side). install one bar right above the head of the bed and one at the foot and run the fabric behind the bed (you can tack it to the wall near the floor so it doesn't move). I think it's a beautiful and cheap way to create a very romantic and dramatic look for your canopy bed." Thanks Erin.

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Dominio Canopy Bed Photo by Simon Upton Dominio Canopy Bed Photo by Paul Costello
To achieve this DIY Canopy Bed: Screw 4 small hooks in the four corners of the ceiling above the bed and hang a length fabric. Canopy Bed

Fancy up plain mosquito netting for a fun & whimsical canopy bed.
India Hicks photo by Arthur Elgort as seen in Vogue, 1998 via Style Court

 
 
 
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66 comments:

  1. I love this canopy effect, Patricia. It's great to not have to worry about the frame, but just mount the rods from the ceiling. Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Beautiful and you are right it is an instant "designer" look transformation, except the Anouska Hempel beds :) I think these need a professional to put them together.

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  3. This is such a beautiful post. I love canopies, billowing fabric...it's so romantic to me. I have a DIY canopy in my guest bedroom. I'll have to take a pic of it.

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  4. how fun !!

    theses are good examples.

    x

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  5. A canopy bed is a great idea for making your nights more relaxing (or exciting)...it is creating a feeling of the world being far away.

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  6. love the Domino photos!

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  7. Besides being beautiful, (here goes my functional and practical side), canopy beds can be a positive for optimal health by helping keep the bed totally darks when sleeping. According to Dr. Mark Houston, an antiaging specialist, hypertension specialtist, and doctor of internal medicine, "Darkness promotes increased melatonin production, which can lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, imporve cardiovascular function, and slow aging. The bedroom should be totally dark when you are sleeping."

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  8. When I was a a child I had this lovely, tall headboard made to hang drapery from... I loved it!! Not quite a traditional canopy, but feminine and pretty. Made me feel like a princess!

    Thanks Patricia for reminding me about this particular piece of my childhood - and about my Mom who always worked hard to make my room special!!

    Victoria @ DesignTies

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  9. Oh what a timely post. I have been trying to figure out something to give our guest bedroom a very special touch. This is it. I can't wait to make a gorgeous canopy. I love all the examples you chose. Just gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Marty

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  10. I so love this idea...and have wanted to do it for sooo long. I wish my husband was handy...maybe I will just tackle it myself!!

    Great idea Patricia...and I love your sketches...the communicate your ideas perfectly!! You are so detailed!

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  11. I see that wasn't your sketch...but looks much like some of yours! Anouska Hempel is a favorite...she also uses colour boldly.

    Best to you,
    Michelle

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  12. Loving that blue "modern canopy"..

    Fun post! :)

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  13. Great post! I love all your inspiration!

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  14. I have never been able to leave a comment for you until today, I could never get it to work. I wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog and visit often. Now maybe I will be able to let you know. (smiles)

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  15. I absolutely love canopy beds. Great post, Patricia!

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  16. Actually, I don't like heavy beds. But, then again, I love colors. I was mesmerized with the beautiful combinations. Will try to plan this for my new home.

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  17. Lovely Patricia!

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  18. I'm swooning over Anouska's design. Simply beautiful post Patricia!

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  19. Canopy beds!

    The images here are exciting and beautiful. love the various styles that have been exhibited.

    Purrrrrrfect for a princess too....Especially loved the Anouska Hempel Design for the bed and the color scheme.

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  20. Canopy beds!

    The images here are exciting and beautiful. love the various styles that have been exhibited.

    Purrrrrrfect for a princess too....Especially loved the Anouska Hempel Design for the bed and the color scheme.

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  21. Nice design...very elegant English style. It feels romantic!

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  22. I love that first picture! I'm thinking of getting Elisabeth that Anthropologie four poster bed.

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  23. I love the one with the blue roof ..Love canopy . great and inspiring post

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  24. Beautiful images, Patricia.
    I love Erin's inexpensive way of creating such a dramatic bed.
    Great post.

    xo
    Brooke

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  25. I have a four poster and have never canopied it, though I might now with one of your great examples!

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  26. We've had a canopy bed right from the beginning of our life here in America....we love it, our kids love it, it is our ship, reading castle, sick bed for all children, watch late tv spot(Yes, I know...)
    the spot to cozy up and dream of a bright future...
    We change the canopy in the summer to an airy moscito net and every winter I create something crazy - this year indian inspired saris allover!

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  27. They all look so beautiful!!! Love this idea & LOVE the savings it offers! great post!!
    xoxo

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  28. I'm adding this to my list of favourite posts. It's just fabulous.

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  29. yay! I'm a huge lover of canopy beds. They are just so dramatic yet warm and inviting. An inspiring post. Thanks.

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  30. These canopied beds are to die for!! Love them all!! Great post, Patricia!

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  31. I had the typical white "Princess" bedroom furniture set when I was growing up (actually, I still have it!!) The bed had a curvy, swooping canopy that my grandma made for me. All my bedding was lavender fabric with little white bumpy dots and white pom pom trim.

    The funny thing is, I just found the window valance from that bedroom when I went through some boxes on the weekend!! :-)

    Kelly

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  32. Love the Anouska Hempel design. I have been once at the Hotel Hempel in London, really amazing place!

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  33. Lisa1/4/09

    Hi Patricia,
    When I was about 5 or 6, I BEGGED my mom for a canopy bed. But she said it was "just a dust catcher." :(40+ years later, apparently I still have not gotten over the disappointment:)

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  34. Fun entry! I am going to send you a really cool bed I saved long time ago. I am sure you are going to enjoy it!

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  35. Anonymous2/4/09

    Thanks for all the great pictures of these canopy beds. I will try one.

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  36. Anonymous2/4/09

    I think that the mosquito net canopy bed looks so nice in that picture. I alway thought they were tacky until seeing your post.
    thanks...
    Jill

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  37. Anonymous2/4/09

    I just left a message on your Cool Canopy bed. I would like to have a four poster canopy bed. I also like a canopy bed with a curtain around it like the ones you show here.

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  38. Sandra2/4/09

    The Hempel Canopy Bed is absolutely a 'to die for' bed. Very nice post.
    Sandra from Boston

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  39. Michelle2/4/09

    I think the best canopy bed here is the mosquito net one. I would be so easy to do. Now I just have to find the mosquito net.

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  40. Really nice post. Love the one by Anouska Hempel :)

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  41. Anonymous6/4/09

    I like the mosquito net bed best

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  42. Bridgette6/4/09

    Mosquito net canopy beds make me remember of my vacation to Africa many years ago. I loved sleeping under it, but was a bit put off by the idea that the mosquito net was not just for show but to keep actual bugs out.

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  43. Anonymous7/4/09

    I have always wanted a canopy bed. Thanks for the inspiration. I am going to do the Mosquito net one.
    Paula

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  44. some GREAT inspiration canopies!

    You make it look so easy!

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  45. Neat, neat, neat. I'm concerned with keeping them clean...though now I want one.

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  46. I like both of the Dominio canopy bed treatments. They seem like they would be easy to do, and I like the bright colorful fabric that they have used.

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  47. Anonymous11/4/09

    These canopy beds are to die for. I LUV them all!!

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  48. Anonymous11/4/09

    Canopy Beds are the best.
    Thanks for all the pictures.
    Erica

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  49. Gorgeous! I love them all. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

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  50. I love these DIY canopy bed images. Thanks for sharing. Very pretty.

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  51. So elegant. My favorite is the Anthony Todd, I think it's the color of the fabric that draws me in on this one. The last two, the lack of color and layers that evoke a serene feeling....sleep! I'm so glad I found your blog. Thank you for wonderful illustrations of well done canopies! Luanne

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  52. Wow!
    I can only dream of having something along the lines of Anouska's canopy in my student share house! However, inspired, myself and fellow room mate have taken to making mobile canopies out of string, paper notes and ornaments!

    xx

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  53. Beds are always a design challenge, but the ideas here are really insightful. Thanks!!

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  54. Great photos. I love hotel rooms. The domino is beautiful. I would love to stay in a room with that decoration. Thanks for the post.

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  55. Anonymous17/11/09

    It was extremely interesting for me to read the post. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything connected to them. I would like to read more soon.

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  56. How would I do a DIY version of the Anouska Hempel Design Canopy Be?

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  57. That is so cool, & very creative i really like it :)

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  59. I love your work. It is very creative.

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  61. I would totally agree that canopy bed is such a very awesome idea, and the style is very much lingering. I love all the styles from the photo but I was captivated by the white one. I love white and maybe the passion just runs within, but I can see it so neat and very refreshing.

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  62. Very, very nice pictures. Thank you for that!

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  63. Hi! I would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

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  64. I think the best canopy bed here is the mosquito net one. I would be so easy to do. Now I just have to find the mosquito net.

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  65. An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat!

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  66. Robert Blevins6/9/14

    Hey wow this stuff is cool! I was actually checking out the internet for some canopy beds because I'm renovating my bedroom and my mom said I should have some kind of four poster beds for my room this time. I'm really fond of having a stylish bedroom and I usually change it every year. Thanks a lot for the awesome ideas!

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