Canopy bed frames are a popular piece of bedroom furniture that has evolved to include many new designs. Modern canopy bed frames are the focal point of any bedroom. Let us understand a bit more about canopy bed frames based on their:
A canopy bed has distinctive four corners with high posts from which draperies made from silk, satin or other materials hang. The style of the draperies hung from the rails creates the unique mood in the bedroom. Canopy beds with headboards and footboards often have beautiful carvings or leather inserts on them.
European style canopy beds with metal rails often have serpent shapes to add a dramatic effect. The canopy bed frame as we know it first appeared in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries where the bedroom was part of a big hall and the canopy was needed to provide privacy to the Lord and Lady of the house from the sleeping servants. Curtains were also meant to keep out smoke, insect and other debris. The traditional canopy bed had two distinctive styles:
• Traditional European
• Traditional Chinese
Traditional European canopy beds were made from metal or wood with grand intricate decorations and carvings and thick drapes. Traditional Chinese canopy beds were more delicate in design and had two extra posts. The designs were typically Chinese with dragons and lattice work. Modern bed frame used in America has been more along the European lines. The canopy style modern bed frame is made from metal and wood like traditional ones but with less carvings and having clean, uncluttered lines. They are designed to suit minimalist modern interiors.
Modern canopy bed frames are made from pine, oak or a mixture of hardwood, while the metal ones come in a range of colors like white, black or even trendy colors like bright blue or pink. Modern canopy beds have simple and light canopy fabrics that look pleasing to the eye and are yet easy to maintain. You can choose to go the traditional or modern route depending on the rest of your interior décor and personal taste.
When designing children's bedrooms, there are many choices available to parents. You must be flexible when making your decision regarding modern bedroom furniture for your kids' bedroom. First consider the bed style and type for this will be the largest piece of furniture. Some parents will prefer to go in for a Captain's bed while others may settle for a bunk bed. Even with a bunk bed, there are many options like the loft kind that will allow kids to have the sleeping area on top with the bottom used for a desk. If there are two kids, get a bunk bed that can later be separated into twin beds.