Lately I've been loving the look of simple four poster canopied beds. Perhaps it was this photo from an old issue of Domino that first ignited my canopy love...
This steel campaign style canopy bed was featured in one of my favorite rooms designed by Miles Redd. Before settling on a custom upholstered headboard for my own bedroom, I considered getting a bed just like this one but at the time I felt my room was too small to pull it off.
Here's a similar bed in a room designed by Carrier and Company. Even with the simplicity of the thin wrought iron frame the bed still has a feeling of grandeur.
I also like this one in a stylish bedroom by Kim Alexandriuk.
This canopy bed in a room by Peter Dunham feels very strong and architectural. I used to think that a canopy bed in a small space was too grand of a gesture but since seeing this photo I've changed my point of view.
In this room, also by Peter Dunham, the addition of light airy draperies to the canopy lends a romantic feeling to the room.
Dunham often incorporates this look into his bedroom designs and the above photo is yet another example. I LOVE this bedroom....so pretty!
If you love this look as much as I do and are looking to update your bedroom, here are a few accessible options for you to consider:
Cairo Canopy Bed. $999 for a queen. More options here.
This is another version of the Cairo Canopy Bed but with a bell top. A queen with finials is $1299. More info here.
If you want to add the romance to your canopy bed a great DIY option is to purchase inexpensive drapery panels and simply attach them to your canopy. Your drapes should be long enough to just touch the floor. The Vivan drapes above are from Ikea and cost just $14.99 for a pair! You can fasten these to your canopy with simple drapery rings that have clips attached.
Tab top draperies are another great option as they don't require any hardware to attach them to the canopy. The ones above from Pottery Barn are just $6.99 per panel!