Sweet Dreams: Dreamy Canopy Beds

Many, if not most, little girls dream of curling up in a “princess bed” draped with sumptuous fabrics for privacy and plush beauty. Even as adults, we’ll admit that a four poster or canopy bed can transform a room from flat to fairy-tale, from boring to enchanting.

Look at these truly dreamy beds, and then try to tell yourself that a regular bed is just as good.

Canopy beds are not just for the little girls and traditional decorators among us, though there are plenty that fit the stereotypical demographic:

Bedroom Design by Bolzan Letti
There’s just something magical about bedding down surrounded by gauzy overlapping fabric.
Via Freshome.com

Low ceiling? No problem.

Of course, the traditional canopy can be replaced by a more unusual awning for the same effect, but modernized:
Awning Bed by Fabrizia Frezza

Or customized with interesting materials for both draping and posts:

The classic canopy bed has been brought up to date by doing away with the canopy itself; the simplicity of a four poster bed – often embellished with streamlined or pared-down additions – makes it appropriate for modern and masculine bedrooms.
Which of these beds would look best in your (dream) bedroom?