A canopy bed has always been on my decorating wish list. It’s my favorite way to achieve that lovely feeling of being cocooned. I do have a passion for four-poster beds with no drapery, but if you want true romance, sleeping beneath gauzy fabric is the perfect way to make your bedroom feel like a dreamy retreat.
Not only are canopy beds great in larger spaces, adding intimacy and architectural interest, but they work really well as a decorative element in small spaces, too. Canopy beds can be a big investment, but you don’t have to spend as much on artwork or decorative finishes because the bed itself gives you that drama. And if you want the look for less, even a simple hanging mosquito net can give that romantic feel. Here are five of my favorites.