Designing with Bed Drapery

Designing with Bed Drapery | Canopies

Bed Drapery has been around for a long time. It was essential in Northern Europe during the cold winters in drafty homes. Beds were draped in fabrics and woven tapestries to create warmth and privacy. Kings and Queens would receive courtiers at their bed, so the beds were of importance and were lavishly decorated. Just think of the beds in the Palace of Versailles and you’ll get the picture.

Today, Bed Drapery is a fun way to customize your bedroom design, add more color and pattern, or create a cozy cocoon for yourself and your loved one. And they don’t necessarily have to be elaborate or expensive. There are several ways to incorporate bedding treatments into your own dream Master Suite. Today, I’ll  discuss canopies, both with a four-poster bed and without.

Canopies and Drapery on a Four-poster Bed

The first way to achieve Bed Drapery is with a proper four-poster or canopy bed. Using the bed as the base, drapery can be added in many creative ways.

Custom Interior Design

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Luxury Interior Design

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Interior Design Master Bedroom

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Faux Canopy

A second way to add Bed Drapery, is to fake a a four-poster bed by adding a drapery at the wall, ceiling, or both.

One of the easiest ways to do this is hang drapery rods from the ceiling and drapery at the corners make a convincing look of a four-poster bed.

Custom Bedroom Interior Design

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Custom Interior Decor Colorado

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A second way to create the look is adding Drapery at the ceiling that falls behind the bed as in these bedrooms featured below.

Bed Drapery

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European Inspired Design

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Custom Drapery Design Denver Colorado

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Twin Canopy Beds Boy Room

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Next time I’ll cover 2 other types of Bed Draperies: Half Tester and  Corona. More inspiration for your own beautiful master suite design.

Are you inspired to add bed drapery to your bedroom design?