Romantic DIY Canopies on a Budget

DIY bed canopy

Want to add a little softness and romance to your bedroom? Here are great projects on making a fast, easy and cheap DIY bed canopy to be hung anytime you want to cozy up! Also consider draping it around a sofa or a reading chair, hanging it over an entry table or fireplace mantel for drama, or use it to play up a focal point in any room. Oh, and don’t forget, the bed!

Combine this treatment over your loveseat with a few floral or lace pillows for a wonderful cottage look. Add it over an entry art display for an elegant backdrop, or use it over your little princess’s bed for a no fuss special room treatment! You could add fringe or beading to the bottom edge with a glue gun.

This project holds a huge range of possibilities for adding romance and charm to your rooms, on a budget! Basics are easy! Think of it like hanging curtains or towels, just from the ceiling instead of the walls.

Step 1 – Attach something to hang fabric from to the ceiling. Determine whether you want the fabric to drape to the floor, surround the entire bed, or only accent the corners.

Step 2 – Hang the fabric of your choice! It really is that simple…

Options to create DIY Bed Canopies?

Curtain rods mounted to the ceiling.

Simple cup hooks with fabric tied to them with ribbon.

Hand towels rings.

Embroidery hoops gathered with fabric panels over the headboard.

More ideas for romantic DIY bed canopies?

 

This canopy was made by attaching curtain rods to the ceiling, then just hanging curtain panels… From ‘Lonny Magazine‘!

DIY bed canopy

 

Bed canopy

 

Use towel bars mounted to the ceiling and drape fabric through. Takes 20 minutes!

Bed canopy

 

Bed canopy

 

Country Living created this canopy with a round embroidery hoop!

Bed canopy

 

Bed canopy

 

Bed canopy

 

Staple shirred fabric to a wood furring strip, fold over once to hide the wood, then nail or screw to the ceiling.

Bed canopy

Image Credits: Inspiration for Home, Lonny Mag, 500SQ, Country Living, Rosy Red Buttons


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Comments

  1. Elizabeth Aldam says:

    Beautiful,real decor for real homes,real people!Thank you so much for showing us we can still decorate on a budget and regardless of the size of our homes.

  2. Michaela says:

    What type of rods/equipment did you use in picture #2 with the blk/wt fabric? Beautiful pictures and ideas by the way.

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      Thanks Michaela!
      Not totally sure on that bed. That photo came from another website which I can’t find now. It’s possible that it might be plumbing pipe painted black. Just a guess!

  3. What color is on the walls on the 4th and 6th picture?????

  4. Hi there,

    I’m looking to create a canopy with fabric that i can pin up and drapes very well – could you give me any pointers as to the right fabric to use?

    Thanks!

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      I have the best luck with flowy fabrics, they seem to pin in place and drape with the most romance!

  5. wheres the best place to get fabric like in picture 3?
    Thanks :)

  6. Can you tell me what color you used on the walls in room no. 7? It’s the room with the basket that has “peace” lettered on it. I love that color!
    Thanks for the info.

  7. Juliya says:

    How wad the canopy hung on picture 6? Is it two permanent shower rods ? Whats the center piece is that a curtain rod stabilized by a wall mount?

  8. I wouldn’t call it ‘romantic’ (more ‘princess-like’) but I made my 3-yr-old a princess canopy on a budget too. It’s on my site: http://chiefhouseholdofficer.net/diy-pottery-barn-kids-inspired-princess-canopy/
    Love the ideas here for an adult room.

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