No blog about how to live like a princess would be complete without a post about the ultimate symbol of princessness: the canopy bed. A canopy bed is essential for the girl who wants to live like a princess. A canopy bed creates an ethereal romantic retreat for lounging and sleeping.
Most furniture stores carry the canopy bed. However, what if you want to create a canopy bed using the bed that you already own?
Amazon sells a canopy kit with poles that you place on the edges of the bed. I personally have no experience with the canopy kit, but some reviews called it a piece of junk, so beware that it might not be very sturdy.
Another thing you can do is to drill holes on your ceiling to hang a canopy. This requires some work, but it is possible. However, if you live in a rental, you might not want to drill holes anywhere.
I created my canopy looking bed with a medium freestanding room divider with white curtains from roomdividers.com. Although it does not come cheap at around $400, it also serves as a room divider and can be relocated easily to another apartment when you move. The room divider stand provided three poles for the canopy. I happened to have another pole from a green screen stand I bought a few years ago. Then I purchased a mesh canopy from Macy’s for around $30, which adds to the romantic feel. I placed everything around my tufted Lorraine bed from Pottery Barn and the result is amazing. The curtains can be drawn on two sides of the bed to create a separate private area in a studio apartment. Take a look at the photos below and see if you agree that this is a very pretty look: