10 DIY Canopy Beds to Make You Feel Like You’re On Safari

One prevailing aspect of all great bedroom sets in the movies is the canopy bed. Whether it’s pink and gold draped around a bachelorette’s matching duvet or simple white netting covering a safari explorer’s cot, there’s just something about a fabric covered bed that makes it seem so cozy and inviting. The best part, you don’t need a large bedroom to accommodate a large bed to pull off this look in your home. Take a look at these 10 DIY canopy beds that you can create no matter how large your bedroom is.

Copper pipes canopy bedView in gallery

The old fashioned canopy beds gathered the fabric at the corners on the bed frame. You can achieve the same look by hanging curtains at the corners of your bed via pipe, wire or whatever else you deem fit. (via One King’s Lane)

DIY hanging pipe canopyView in gallery

If you’d like to be able to close the curtains on your canopy bed, use pipe to outline your bed and hang your curtains from it. You’ll want nothing more than you hide away on every rainy day from now on. (via Lonny)

Curtain rods perfect to crate a canopy bedView in gallery

Curtain rods are easy and cheap fittings for a canopy bed. Use them to hang your curtains against the wall and ceiling to give the illusion of a grand bed worthy of the movies. (via I Am That Lady)

DIY embroidery hoop canopyView in gallery

Circular canopies work very well for beds under sloped ceilings and twin sized beds. Use an embroidery hoop to hang your curtain and you’re done! The perfect quick project for an evening at home. (via Craftaholics Anonymous)

DIY rope fringe canopyView in gallery

You just gotta love fringe. Substitute a fringe curtain for fabric and you’ll have a bed fit for even the most hippie bohemian. You can even use rope and nails to hang it. (via Hey Mishka)

DIY feather canopyView in gallery

Looking for the real luxury deal for your bedroom canopy? DIY this feather mount and I will guarantee that you bed will look like it was made for a queen. (via Love Maegan)

DIY tapestry canopyView in gallery

This just goes to show how incredibly versatile tapestries are. They can be wall hangings or rugs or shower curtains or bed canopies. Hang one above yours and you’ll be greeted to a rainbow of colors every morning. (via Urban Outfitters)

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You might think that pipe is the best way to add canopy at the corners of your bed, but there’s one other way you should know about. Yes, embroidery hoops. Using hoops allows you to hang lights or ribbons or anything else you can think of, thereby giving you a whole new spot to decorate in your bedroom. (via Mrs Jones)

DIY rustic branch canopyView in gallery

Rustic interior decorators will love this idea. A stick! A simple stick holding up a curtain around the headboard. I can see this happening in every little boy’s adventure room and cabin style home. (via Remodelista)

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If you enjoy rustic but prefer it to lean into the country style, you better get thrifting for that old ladder you’ve been wanting. Mount it above your bed and it makes the perfect place to hang fabric, lights, pictures and anything else you can possibly think of! (via Chipping With Charm)