Nothing quite says “romance” like an old fashioned four poster bed, they conjure up images of kings and queens and days of yore. Few of us have the kind of property that can handle a four poster but when looking for a romantic getaway how often are we attracted to the grand hotel fitted out with them? If you are looking to recreate the same effect in your own home then a canopy bed would be a more manageable option.
The purpose of this site is to point you in the right direction and flag up a few considerations when looking for new bedroom furniture. There are plenty of options to consider and you really can create the effect you are looking for if you just take the time to consider your budget, the amount of room in your property, the kind of decor you have or would like to create and finally the practicalities of the way you live and the make up and tastes of you and your family.
Canopy beds have become a popular option for those looking to recreate that grandeur without taking up too much room or buying something that just looks completely odd in a modern house. In fact what you are often getting is quite a light weight frame which you can embellish with some clever canopy bedding.
On this site I would like to introduce you to the different options available, from simple iron frames to kids canopy beds. There really is a huge selection of options available from the darn right gauche and ugly through to the elegant and sophisticated and I will attempt to bring you some of the better options.
And sometimes it isn’t necessary to go the whole hog and invest in a full frame, you could choose to look for some tasteful bed canopies on their own and find a way of attaching them to the ceiling. Rooms with low ceilings will probably not suit a full size canopy frame, but improvising with some beautiful light weight material can achieve a similar effect.
In fact if you’re just searching for canopies for beds or canopy curtains then why not look instead for some pretty fabrics from which you can make your own version. It really isn’t that difficult and has the advantage of really opening up the possibilities in terms of materials available. You’re much more likely to find a piece of fabric that matches perfectly with your existing interior designs then finding something that is pre-made.
Again if you’re looking for a girls bed canopy, why not consider taking your daughter with you to a haberdashers and letting her choose the fabrics with you. Let’s face it, as an adult you might want to make a big statement with a four poster bed canopy but your partner may find it all a bit “girly”. Your daughter on the other hand has no such concerns and can be indulged to her hearts content. And be honest you will enjoy it too!
Where do you live? Do you reside in a location with a mostly cold climate or is it blisteringly hot most of the year? Ultimately these beds have an enclosed feeling to them and whether you want to feel snug and warm in your bed, or light and breezy, these considerations will dictate what styles and models you go for.
So regardless of whether you would prefer a do it yourself canopy bed option or plan to splash out and buy a ready-made frame with all the whistles and bells then this is the place to start your search and all the options available here are easy to buy online. I’m a big fan of Amazon, who isn’t, and they offer a great selection of products. Whatever kind of bed canopy you’re looking for I hope you find it here. Read on and start to create your ideal bedroom environment.
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