DIY Canopy Beds Bring Magic To Your Home

Canopy beds are more bohemian than the regular kind and it’s safe to assume that the canopy makes all the difference. That being said, adding a canopy to an existing bed can drastically change the decor and ambiance of a bedroom. That’s something worth trying or at least contemplating. DIY canopy beds take lots of different forms and the projects’ difficulty varies based on the style you prefer. Let’s have a look at some and see what’s involved.

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The canopy can be created in a lot of different ways. If you’re happy with just the impression of a canopy without bothering with all the structural details, all you need is some chiffon fabric, wall hooks and some clamps to transform your bedroom. Find the center of the fabric and clamp down. Then figure out where you want it to drape and put the wall hooks into the wall. Center the fabric onto the hooks and drape it. You can use a garland as a helper if you want. It’s a very simple project but in case you need more details you can check out creatingwithklc.

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If you want the canopy to look more authentic, it would be better to attach it to the ceiling than to a wall. There’s a nice description of the process on making-our-nest. The small canopy featured here was actually designed for an armchair but you get the idea. To create something similar you’ll need curtain panels, some ribbon, pom-pom trim and twine, a large embroidery hoop and netting.

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To stay as close to the classical bed canopy idea as possible, you could try something similar to what’s described on takeitfrom-me. This canopy actually has a solid frame installed on the ceiling and building that required a few things like PVC pipes and elbows, clamps and spray paint. A drill, a saw and some sandpaper are also required to complete the project. The frame you build should have a size and form that match those of the bed.

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Building the frame is sometimes easier than crafting the canopy itself. That has a lot to do with the style and design you’ve chosen for your canopy bed. If you head over to huntedinterior you’ll find a tutorial showing you how to make a canopy out of fabric panels. It’s a whole process and it’s important to be organized and to have a clear image in mind of how you want the canopy to look like at the end.

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The canopy of this bed doubles as a headboard. It’s a very ingenious idea so if you’re missing a headboard you should definitely check out designsponge to see how you can make a two-in-one piece. The project is not too complicated. The supplies needed include fabric, adjustable curtain rods, curtain brackets and anchors.

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Repurposing and recycling can be fun when you’re creating something useful. Let’s say you want to build a canopy for your bed. One of the things you could repurpose in that sense is a ladder. You’ll also need some scrap wood and screws to build the supports for the ladder. In case you’re curious how that would work out, have a look at the ladder canopy featured on chippingwithcharm.

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Another idea can be to repurpose a few tree branches to build a support structure for the new bed canopy you’re about to make. Use a branch to hang the canopy from the ceiling with chain and two other ones to shape it so it frames part of the bed. It’s a really cool design idea especially for a coastal home or a beach-themed bedroom decor. We were inspired by the bed canopy featured on remodelista.

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An old lampshade can only come in handy when you’re building a bed canopy. You can even customize it and make it look like a flower. That’s exactly what the tutorial featured on skooksplayground teaches. Here are the supplies needed: an old lampshade, a glue gun, green felt, pink felt, cord, a large paperclip, fabric and a ceiling hook. Feel free to choose other colors in case you prefer to customize the flower canopy differently.

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The DIY bed canopy showed on lifeannstyle is pretty great too. It’s both good-looking and easy to make and it adds a romantic touch to the room. The main things you’ll need if you want to make something similar is two dowels and some fabric. First of all, you should pick a fabric that suits your style. A breezy fabric is better-suited for the project.

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Instead of going out to get new fabric for the bed canopy you’re about to make, you could simply repurpose a tablecloth. If you follow the tutorial on vintageromancestyle there’s no need to even sew anything. Get some thick ribbon and cut it into strips. Glue them to the back of the tablecloth as shown. Two curtain rods will need to be installed on the ceiling to get the desired result. Two chandelier swag hooks will also be needed.

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If you make the canopy too small or too heavy you could risk creating a claustrophobic ambiance in the bedroom. You could try instead to keep the design simple, airy and breezy. There’s a very good tutorial on onekingslane which would help in this case. This is the list of supplies you’ll need in case you decide to make a canopy just like that one: four wooden dowels, 12 copper U brackets, 4 copper elbows, 4 copper Ts, 8 copper caps, 8 drapes, a saw, glue, screws and anchors. Make sure that the drapes are long enough to reach the floor.

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Of course, if you don’t want a full canopy you can just make something symbolic. You don’t need a lot of things for that. Some wooden dowels and sheer fabric should be enough to get you started. You can use thumb tacks to secure the canopy to the ceiling or, if you’d prefer something sturdier, you can use screws and anchors and you can even replace the dowels with pipes for an industrial touch. {found on rosyredbuttons}.

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In a way, a canopy makes the bed feel like a tent…and that can inspire some interesting projects and designs like the one you can find on theraggedwren. The idea suggested here is that you can use fabric to surround the bed on three sides and to create a cozy, tent-like space. It’s something that the kids would surely love. It’s like camping but indoors and more comfortable.

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Actually, you don’t even need a bed to make a cozy tent-like nook. You can simply hang the canopy and put a soft blanket on the floor. Check out the chic canopy tent featured on Thriftyandchic. It’s so pretty and, best of all, it’s very easy to put together. You can use a curtain rod section or hooks and rope. Either way, corners are great because they make the project a lot easier.

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It could be fun to put together a small canopy tent for the kids and to attach it to the ceiling with a hook. Make it removable so you can take it down when you’re cleaning the room or when you need the space for something else. The hook can stay there. If you want to make the tent look magical, use some string lights and sheer curtains. Check out Handmadetales for reference.