Create an Iron Canopy Bed

Jul 16th

Iron canopy bed – I was eight years old and touring Windsor Castle when I saw my first poster bed. I was very impressed by the high, fancy beds decorated with yards of heavy velvet brocades and trim. While your canopy bed may not be quite as regal, you simply create the illusion of a grand four-poster bed with a little more than fabric and simple hardware.

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Visualize the final product. Your helper can hold up a sheet or tablecloth to help with this. Place the bed exactly where you want it; when the iron canopy bed effect is created, you will not be able to move your bed without removing your “post” or chapel, and patch the roof.  Select and purchase the fabric of your choice. Netting or gauze lends itself to a tropical or casual decorating scheme; brocades and velvets are more formal. Choose a hook to make your schedule and fabric.

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Place and mount the hooks a few inches above and beyond the four corners of the bed so that the fabric can hang freely beside the bed corners. Use a stud finder on a flat roof to locate the studs. Cut your yardage into four equal lengths. With fold-over point, or bow, attach the fabric to the hook with either a tie or bendable wire. If the wire or tie shows too much, use a decorative piece of trim to cover it. An alternative method involves curtain rods and finished extra-long curtains for iron canopy bed. Instead of attaching rods in the wall, attach them to the ceiling.