Published by Naomie Whitely, Jan 11, 2017
There are many benefits of hanging canopy on children’s bed: it prevents unwanted bugs and mosquitos, it brings warm ambiance in, it creates a sense of security, it provides a space for imagination, and it will beautify the bed without buying a new one and your kids will absolutely like it!
But before rushing into a furniture store, you need to recognize types of kids’ bed canopy available in the market in order to match the style to the general design and decor of your kids’ bedrooms.
Generally, there are different types of bed canopy for your kids’ bedroom: complete canopy, full canopy, and half canopy. A complete canopy is usually hung on a four-posted bed. This type can be used as kids’ bed canopy, as it goes around the entire bed parameter and drapes all over all sides, creating a sense of security and warmth. The fabric can drape down full length or mid-length of the bed.
This type of canopy for kids’ beds can be supported by four poles of the bed with an option to have either a flat roof or an arched one, with roof also covered with the same fabric. You can use either light or heavy fabrics, depends on the season. You may want to use a heavy fabric for kids’ bed canopy in colder months, and change it with a lighter one in a warmer season. Because this type of canopy is only attached to the four poles, it can be easily removed. If you don’t use a four-posted bed in children bedroom, you can also use a curtain rod to hang the complete canopy. Decorate the kids’ bed canopy with string lights to make it looks even more charming.
Full bed canopy is a canopy that is hanging from the top of the bed, covering the bed halfway around the sides. This type could be the right bed canopy for your kids and they will like it as it doesn’t deter the view from the bed to the entire room. There are two ways to hang this type of canopy. You can either hold it in place by the bed’s four posters, or for the non-poster bed, the canopy can be hung from the ceiling using a hook and nylon cord. You can drape the fabrics from a ring, either full or halfway down. The full canopy in kids’ beds will look charming as it looks like a castle roof, as the effect will be more stunning on a non-poster bed. You can decorate this type of kids’ bed canopy with sparkling stars made of paper, string lights or pom-poms.
A half canopy, also known as a crown canopy, is a type of canopy that’s attached to a wall covering only the head of the bed. The frame is attached to the wall or ceiling, and the fabrics drape down to the sides to cover only the bed’s header. For a more dramatic look, you can mount a pendant or wall lamp under the frame to decorate your children’s bed canopy.