Canopy bedroom styles can have a mix of traditional and modern look. You can have wood or metal materials used in this style. Uncommonly known to others, this type of bed is a stylish vestige of medieval functionality at its best.
A Rich History
The ceilings during the Medieval period were made of less sturdy material such as wood, stone, and clay tiles. Sadly, dirt, insects, pebbles, droppings, and other debris would often fall from the ceiling. That’s why canopy beds were made, to serve the purpose of preventing such materials from falling onto a sleeping person.
Royalties also made use of canopy beds. They also used it for ceremonial practices. Nonetheless, it provided them a sense of comfort, warmth and privacy.
How To Buy
Buying a canopy bed is very different in buying some other piece of furniture. It’s not all about “Oh, that looks cute!” or “That looks neat!”. If you are opting to buy one, then take some time to consider a few things.
Where To Place
First of, you have to consider where you are going to put the bed. It’s similar in buying a couch or a fridge, where you have to consciously think of space. This style usually takes up a lot of space, so take into consideration whether your bedroom would be able to accommodate the space it needs.
You shouldn’t take note only of its width and length, but also of its height, since canopy beds also take upward space to your ceiling.
You should also remember whom you are buying the bed for. Is it for you or is it for your child? Canopy beds are great for a kid’s first bed; especially for little girls who can play princess with their beautiful pink canopy beds.
What To Look For
Just like in choosing other types of furniture, you should know what to look for in a canopy bed. Have an idea of what theme you want it to be. There are a lot of themes available in the market; all you have to do is point out your preference.
Ask yourself, whether you want a modern, metallic, traditional, or rustic look. As you’ve decided on the theme, then choose a much specific style. Think whether you want a canopy bed that is made of wood, or sleek metal. After which, choose whether you want something big or small.
The quality is also one of the features you should take note of. If you are thinking of using your canopy bed for the long run, then make sure that it is made of high quality materials that wouldn’t break in the near future. It would be better if you buy from a store that gives a warranty and exceptional service for their canopies.
The Ideal Canopy
An ideal canopy bed should be comfortable and easy to use. It should be able to allow you to choose your own canopy covering and you should be able to replace the cover without too much complications and effort.
This is one feature to consider, since time would come that your cover would get dirty and you have to replace or wash it. Being able to change covers makes your canopy more flexible and it gives you a sense of variety.