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The erstwhile canopy beds

The erstwhile canopy beds

There are many who have heard of the olden day large residences that had canopy beds in their large bedrooms. The four poster beds were probably a necessity in the olden days as one had to seek protection from mosquito bites and other insects that could fly in through the open windows and infect the sleeping people. As ventilation was only through the windows in those days, the canopy covers and wispy net like covers were essential for most beds in the olden days.

Today canopy beds have become luxury features. The functional use of canopy covers might be long gone, but the homeowners of large residences who love the luxury look and feel of canopy covers opt to hold onto their heirlooms and refurbish them. These beds usually have larger dimensions and make use of feathered mattresses and soft linen. Today many other decorative elements and detailing are added to these bed designs.

If you are planning to opt for canopy beds for your new home, you need to decide on the level of detailing you want. As there are usually four posters and other structures that form the canopy bed, there is room for handcrafted wooden detailing on the bed frames and so forth. Many opt for the hardwood varieties in these cases and get the handcrafted or the distressed look for the vintage look to be complete in their bedroom.

There are different kinds of canopy covers that one can opt for. If the four poster bed designs look too elaborate for a small bedroom, but a canopy cover is essential, one can opt for canopy beds that have a circular panel on top of a regular bed for the canopy cover to be suspended from. The bed can retain its normal design with a headboard and a footboard. There are several ornate or simple design ideas to check out here. If you love the concept of a canopy bed, you could have one custom made for yourself. There are several designers who offer their services online.