Monday, October 1, 2012

The Man's Canopy Bed

Italian Campaign Canopy Bed - Anthropologie
Art Deco Biedermeier Spoon Back Chairs - Property of a Lady
Original Barcelona Daybed - 1st dibs
Antique Chinese Coromandel Screen - 1st dibs
Olin Striped Rug in Gray - Crate and Barrel
Robert Abbey Double Gourd Lamp in Black - Furbish

Whenever I do posts on canopy beds (that I adore), I invariably get a comment or two that the commenter's husband would never agree to one. I find nothing inherently feminine about canopy beds - it is all in the execution. Here is my inspiration board above, and some great examples below. These rooms could be master bedrooms or a gentleman's bedroom. Here are my preferences -

1. A steel canopy bed left undressed - as in no bed curtains
2. Stripes
3. Leather
4. Animal prints
5. Walls painted gray, white, beige, or blue or wallpapered in stripes
6. If there is room - a daybed or chaise - a great place for a nap
7. Touches of black
8. A Chinese screen behind the bed
9. White bedding with a camel cashmere blanket

Check out my October Ideabook on Houzz on The Chinoiserie Bed.

Ralph Lauren

High Gloss

Elle Decor

Gil Schafer

Grant Gibson


  1. Perfect examples Beth!
    Art by Karena

  2. Your board is gorgeous! I would love that room, myself!

  3. That High Gloss frame would be perfect in my bedroom. So would that 1st Dibs screen. A girl can dream!

  4. I love these examples! I like that they are all a little more industrial and structured. Great post!