Dec 10, 2019 | Flooring America
Ready to update your bedroom, but not sure where to get started? Why don’t you consider swapping that boring old bed for a canopy style? Offering lush comfort, indulgent fabrics, and plenty of privacy, canopy beds are making a comeback, resurfacing as a style essential for 2020 and beyond. Keep reading to get inspired by our trendy canopy bed ideas (including ideas for small spaces)! Follow these tips, and you’ll never want to get out of bed again.
Canopy beds have enjoyed popularity in the United States since at least the 1800s. However, their history stretches all the way back to Europe’s medieval castles and with one look, it’s easy to understand why!
Imposing and elegant, canopy beds were once signifiers of wealth and power among the noble. Today’s versions are less ornate (not to mention more affordable), but just as stunning as ever before. And with experts forecasting yet another canopy bed revival for 2020, this is one timeless trend that will never go out of style.
If you’re like most homeowners and renters, the last thing you want to do is “shrink” your space with a misguided makeover. It’s an understandable concern, but you can set your mind at ease. Canopy beds are ideal for bedrooms of all sizes because their tall, open frames simultaneously add verticality while creating an illusion of depth. To make the most of the space in small bedrooms, design experts recommend choosing narrow frames.
Flowing, billowy sheets and curtains pair beautifully with the stark, crisp lines of a plain wood or metal canopy frame. Got the winter blues? Gauzy, cream-colored linens or cottons are perfect for capturing that easy, breezy beach house feeling all year ‘round, no matter what sort of climate you live in. Accessorize with cute, cool-to-the-touch LED lights, which are light and flexible enough to be incorporated effortlessly.
Bold, flashy, flamboyant prints can really showcase your sense of fun. Canopy beds are the perfect canvas because they create plenty of surface area (and unique angles) for bright and eye-catching patterns. When you’re ready to change up your look, it’s as simple as getting new sheets! Try pairing splashy patterns with solid colors, such as a few monochrome pillows, for visual balance.
Almost onboard with a canopy bed, but want a slightly less dramatic look for your bedroom? We hear you. For a toned-down (and space-saving) alternative, the half-canopy style might be just right. As its name suggests, the half-canopy is a smaller version of a standard canopy. From floor to ceiling, the height is the same; but instead of extending to all four bedposts, the frame projects only a few feet over the mattress.
With its flowing, dreamy lines and plush fabrics, a canopy bed is a perfect place to start your bedroom design makeover. Complete the look with beautiful flooring to truly transform your bedroom into your own private getaway. From cozy carpet to luxurious hardwood, we carry thousands of trusted, brand-name products in a wide assortment of colors, patterns, and styles to help make your bedroom a retreat.
For more tips on turning your bedroom into a stunning escape, explore our design blog, check out the custom style galleries at My Design Finder, or get in touch with our team about how we can help. Contact us online to start chatting, or visit one of our 500+ convenient locations in person!