Clever & Romantic Ways to Transform Your Existing Bed with Drapery

Clever & Romantic Ways to Transform Your Existing Bed with Drapery

Taryn Williford
Jan 11, 2016

Curtains aren't just for windows. Even if you don't have a canopy bed or a four-post bed where you can easily hang fabric, you can still enjoy the romantic vibe of a flowy bed dripping with drapery. All it takes is a little hardware and some inspiration. Here are three ways to get it done...

Custom canopy rods are pricey, but unfussy curtain hardware can do the same job when it's fastened to the ceiling above the bed. Pictured above in an issue of Lonny, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Adams's bedroom uses West Elm's Industrial Pipe Rods and a creamy floral fabric to create the canopy bed illusion.

There's something kind of exotic about this crisp bedroom drape spotted on Design Sponge. Two curtain rods, each the width of the bed, keep a single wide length of fabric in place above the bed. It's part canopy and part headboard at the same time.

If you'd prefer a more subtle drape, here's an elegant idea from a Lisbon home on Nuevo Estilo: Two metal rings are fastened to the ceiling at the top of the bed on either side, then a length of fabric is pulled through each. You could make it work with a similar piece of wall-mounted pot holder or candle sconce hardware.

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