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:
There’s just something magical about bedding down surrounded by gauzy overlapping fabric.
Low ceiling? No problem.
Of course, the traditional canopy can be replaced by a more unusual awning for the same effect, but modernized:
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?