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15 Stylish, chic and sophisticated canopy beds for girls

Canopy beds usually fit into one of two categories. They’re either traditional or contemporary. Originally, the design for the canopy beds appeared out of necessity. At first they were a way of adding an additional layer of shelter for protection and later the canopy beds were used by lords and their main characteristic were the ability to offer warmth and privacy. Starting with the 16th century, canopy beds got simpler designs and became plain and understated.

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Traditional kids’ room featuring a cornice above the bed

Nowadays, canopy beds have become a symbol of extravagance and their only role is to add style and beauty to a room. In terms of design, they are somewhat similar to four-poster beds. The traditional designs have posts at each of the four corners and feature decorative fabric draped to create a canopy directly over the bed. Modern and contemporary canopy beds don’t necessarily have posts. While traditional canopy beds have a Victorian aesthetic, modern designs aer fairly simple and have clean designs.

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Creative kids’ bedroom design featuring a delicate canopy above the bed
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Contemporary canopy bed with a thin metal frame and headboard
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Delicate and serene girl’s bedroom featuring a simple canopy bed
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Traditional guest bedroom featuring two stylish golden-framed canopy beds

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Eclectic green and pink bedroom with matching canopy bed and curtains
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Stylish kids’ bedroom with canopy bed and high pitched ceiling
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Small kids’ bedroom with delicate canopy bed and beautifully painted walls
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Traditional girls’ bedroom with two matching canopy beds and elegant furniture
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Colorful bedroom with traditional canopy bed, dark flooring and spotlights
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Lovely girl’s bedroom with an improvised canopy over the bed
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Eclectic girl’s room featuring a simple but chic canopy bed
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Simple bedroom with a small canopy over the headboard
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Colorful traditional bedroom featuring matching curtains and canopy

Traditional canopy beds often feature ruffled elaborate draping something with rather heavy cloth. Contemporary canopy beds are quite contrasting with these ones. They have clean and simple designs and their frames are made of wood, metal or combinations of these two materials. They also often feature sharp, geometric designs and semi-transparent, soft and delicate fabric. We have made a selection of 15 canopy beds, all featuring different designs.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

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Posted in Kids on November 7, 2012

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