Canopy beds are an easy way to bring romance to your bedroom. Despite how amazing it looks, it is surprisingly easy to achieve this look. All you need is a canopy bed plan or a four poster plan to help build the posts, or some spare curtain rails to attach to the ceiling so the canopy can be hung, and some extra material to create the canopy. A few steps will help you achieve this look.
If your bed does not have connecting posts to hang the canopy from, simply attach two curtain rails to the ceiling according to where the bed frame is. Take the material and drape it over the elevated frame or curtain rails until a canopy is formed. An innovative alternative to the canopy bed mentioned is when rings are used instead of curtain rails.
Hang four rings from the ceiling above the bed, lining them up to the four corners of the bed. Use material and drape through the rings to gain the same canopy effect. The more material that is used to drape, the more magical it will make your bed look. Making the material hang to the ground creates a fairytale style to the bed.
Fabric choice is quite important when it comes to making your own canopy bed plans. It is a good idea to focus on silk, velvet or tapestry when looking for a specific fabric type. Soft colors are usually most appealing for canopy beds. Pastel colors as well as light blues and yellows or peaches go well and does not make the bed seem too feminine or child-like. If you are interested in Indian designs, then finding fabric with Indian embroidery and designs is an option. The bed should also be complimented with a variety of cushions and nice sheets to complete the romantic look.
To attain a formal look, one could drape actual curtains from the bed posts or curtain rails. This could be easier for when one wants to move the curtains out of the way as they can be moved along the curtain rails. This only is ideal when used on a double or bigger size bed as otherwise it makes the bed and the space around it seem smaller.