- by Staff3
Full-draped canopy beds have always been a mark of royalty and grandeur. As a result, in any bedroom, they bring an essence of elegant sophistication. While some require the addition of a bed frame, other full-drape canopies can be installed without one, making them an easy add-on for that extra touch of class.
Because of their opulence, canopies reduce the need for other accents in the room and truly pull together and complete a space. Full-draped canopy beds can be dramatic focal points or subtle luxuries, but they always make a statement.
Regardless the size of your bed, a full-drape canopy exists to encase you in privacy and luxury. For instance this king-sized bed is surrounded by soft, white curtains that enhance the magnitude of the feature.
Luxurious Gold Canopy
This luscious gold full-drape canopy hints at an aristocratic air from another time. A patterned gold carpet and tastefully chosen duvet cause this room to embody the characteristics of a queen’s quarters.
A boxy frame is softened by the addition of sheer, gathered drapes. The large windows also allow natural light to fill the room creating an airy atmosphere.
Fit for a Queen
Another royal example is this palatial four post frame covered in cream full-length drapes that drip onto the floor. You will find nothing but rich gold, sensual brown, and tasteful cream in this sumptuous bedroom set, which is also adorned with unique light fixtures and a cushioned headboard.
Lavish red drapes and deep mahogany wood outfit this full canopy and pull you back to a grander era. Along with these large finishes, smaller touches such as the braided rope ties and the patterned wallpaper suggest a rich history.
The rich, intricately carved headboard matches other woodwork in the room and creates a gorgeous backdrop for the lush duvet. Meanwhile, soft drapes curl around the canopy frame, adding a distinctive aesthetic appeal to the entire room.
This tranquil bed is swathed in lovely sheer drapes. While gathered neatly at the corners of the bed, they hang loosely to maintain a dreamlike state within the room.
This full-drape canopy lends an understated glamour to the simple bed and headboard. Cute bows also act as drapery ties and add a small but memorable flair.
All eyes will be immediately drawn to the vivid red canopy encircling this bed. Extravagance oozes from this room with gold accents and a romantic red bed working as the centerpiece.
Although outside, a full-drape canopy still establishes an air of elegance. While acting as a sun protectant, these white curtains give this adjustable bed a breezy, refreshing look.
At once, this bed frame and headboard’s detailed woodwork exudes grandiose indulgence. Meanwhile, cascading curtains complement the room’s color scheme and add the final touch of ornamentation.
Heavier fabric helps these full-length drapes make a statement. Likewise the idyllic, yet simplistic iron bed frame subtly matches the carpet pattern to pull the room together.
This standalone canopy requires no bed frame, but highlights the high ceilings and triangular shape of the room. A cream colored theme works nicely against the rougher wood of the floor and ceiling, and the canopy drapes are pulled perfectly to match the window’s curtains.
This bed, with its bold pattern and richly detailed frame boasts a unique take on drapery. Instead of bunching the full-length drapes at each corner, it allows them to cascade naturally toward the floor.
In a room this dramatic, tasteful pattern choices and matching colors are everything. Luckily, it combines them perfectly with two sets of curtains–one solid to complement the walls and duvet, while the other is striped to add a pop to the decor.
This pale purple room is fit for a princess with its softly draping canopy and polka dot perfection. Simultaneously, patterns and colors seamlessly work together throughout the room to enhance the cute, girly vibe of the space.
A classic dark, square frame encompasses this bed while opaque curtains add refinement. A light color scheme also brightens the room with medium and dark brown accents adding an earthy tone.
Another option for outdoors, this neutral tone bed is cocooned in sheer white drapes. Spotted and striped pillows also send a retro vibe.
Opulent Full-Draped Canopy
A strikingly tall canopy allows these drapes to fall cleanly to the floor while exactly matching the full-length window curtains. Because of the pale colored woodwork and accents, luscious green walls and ceiling bring color into the room.
While this bed gets a nook to itself, the full-draped canopy still adds a cozy touch. The extra height added by gathering the drapes at the ceiling also creates a dome-like setting that makes your bed a home inside your home.
Just by adding a full-draped canopy, the bed automatically becomes the center of attention in any bedroom. While they are not to everyone’s taste, they bring a bit of old world charm into contemporary spaces or play up a vintage feel.
If canopies and elegance are just your style, you can also check out our post, 20 Elegant Antique Bedroom Decorating Ideas for more inspiration.
Make sure you also check out our latest Traditional Bedroom Chairs post for a different but also inspiring design.