DIY: Bed Canopy

DIY: Bed Canopy

Want to make your own bed canopy? We made one for our daughter’s room about five years ago and it turned out pretty cute! It also doubled as a creative concealment, as there was an unnecessary and awkward window behind the curtain (I pulled the fabric back a little so you could see where the window frame is).

DIY: Bed Canopy

Our canopy has three rods which follow the angled slope of her ceiling, but you could do this even with a regular ceiling. It is a fun way to add softness through fabric and to give your bed a little more dramatic presence! Plus, it feels so cozy to sleep under!

DIY: Bed Canopy

And, if you want your canopy to be extra fancy like ours, get out your hot glue gun and add some fancy fur and bead trim!


  1. I love that canopy! You did really well with that angled ceiling…

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  2. That is so cool. Very creative idea and it does a great job of making you forget that window is there at all. Have a great day!

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  3. I love it! I think toile is devine! Thanks for the post!

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  4. This is wonderful Melissa! Great inspiration.

    I actually have a post in mind, for Friday. It’s been awhile since I did a “Beautiul” post. Will see what I can do!

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  5. And it’s TOILE!!! My favorite thing ever!!! That is absolutely stunning. My daughter has her eye on some hot pink sheers for her bedroom re-do (she’ll be 7 this year) and I just know I could convince her to work the black and cream toile in there somewhere!

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  6. You’re brilliant!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it. Once again, you amaze me!! Have a blessed day!!

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  8. What a great idea! I love it even more with the angled cieling.

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  9. Your canopy is so pretty! I don’t think my boys would appreciate one, so I may have to try one for myself some day. Have a great day!

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  10. this is really gorgeous! i will def have to check out that link.

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  11. What a wonderful idea! I have one of those “unnecessary windows.” Hmmm….

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  12. What a wonderful idea! My daughter would really like to have something like this…hmmm.

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  13. I love creative concealment!

    And little girl’s canopies!

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  14. awesome! and I love the black & white toile!

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  15. I’ve always wanted to make one like that- This may be the year to finally do it!
    Love the black and white- looks fabulous
    Thanks for sharing- love your personal home ideas.

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  16. Oh… so neat. I’ve always loved canopies. They look so romantic! I’ve never had one though.

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  17. Those are a GREAT idea for awkward vaulted ceilings!!! I considered doing something similar for years until I came up with my accent stripe and dresses art piece! I may keep this in mind for the future, though, because I LOVE the way it looks!

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  18. very cute melissa. it adds a lot of drama!
    i promised my girls a tent over their bed this year….when i have time to make it. i don’t know how i will do it but i will figure that out later. they want to be able to close it up.

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  19. Gorgeous canopy! Love it…maybe when my daughter gets older :)

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  20. I love this idea-it feels so cozy to sleep under a canopy too-it’s like your own personal cocoon. We had one in our room in our first home, I loved it! I love the trim on yours too!

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  21. Oh, this is wonderful! I just love the toile fabric you’ve used. You are just the most creative one! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  22. Lovely…as always. Can’t wait to see more as you make your house your home – creating sanctuary in all those wonderful spaces.

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  23. Awww, so sweet! I remember my mother making a fake canopy for me similar to this one when I was a little girl. :) I thought I was such a princess!

  24. Hi Melissa
    Thanks for linking to the post I did on
    DIY Canopy Beds
    I will post a link back to you.
    Kind Regards

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  25. My dear BFF,

    I miss you. That’s all. Hope that things are going great in your new home and that your husband is doing well gathering a community.

    Love you,

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  26. Great idea!! Love the black and white, too!

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  27. Very unique. Not a big canopy person, but I can’t argue with the aesthetics of this one.

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  28. I did something similar in my daughters room a few years back. The room had an unusual ceiling slant and it was such a tiny room. We put her crib under the slant and covered the slant with fabric (just as you have here. It became a beautiful canopy. Visitors always commented on her room. Now she 8 and such a tomboy. It’s not likely that she’ll have a canopy bed anytime soon :)

    Blessings.. Polly

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  29. Awww, yet another reason why I wish I had a little girl. Great job!

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  30. Melissa,

    My husband’s going to have a wonderful time (sarcasm here, LOL) when we have to run to JoAnn’s for fabric and supplies tomorrow! This idea is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

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  31. Thanks for your mention of my post –
    DIY Canopy Beds
    Kindest Regards

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  32. I love this post. I am in a rental and we have an awkward window in our masterbedroom. I am considering doing an adult version of this canopy to hide the window. My husband works midnights so the window is never opened or used so this would work perfectly. My only question, where is a good place to buy a ceiling mounted curtain rod? Or would eye hooks and wire work as well? Thanks, any tips would be great.

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