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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. Mrs.Rabe

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

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  2. Remodeling Guy

    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. Pat

    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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  4. Lisa

    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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  5. Maria

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

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  6. Misti of Studio M Designs

    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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  7. Moi

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

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  8. Vee

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

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  9. Laryssa

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

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  10. We are THAT family

    I love creative concealment!

    And little girl’s canopies!

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  11. teresa

    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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  12. Joelle

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

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  13. meg duerksen

    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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  14. Gina

    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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  15. living with lindsay

    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!

  16. DebbieW

    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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  17. Gennaro

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

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  18. Polly

    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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  19. Kelly


    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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  20. crystal

    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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