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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?

Not a fan.

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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?

@Mz iMac  I was just going to post the same thing about the movie.  My grandmother had one and when my sister and I stayed there she thought it would be a treat for us  to sleep in her room but.... after seeing that movie I hated it!!!!

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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?

Definitely a NO here. I do see the point of emphasizing the bed even more than it is, it is already a major piece of furniture in the room. Throw pillows and a throw will add coziness to a bed rather than all this fabric either behind it, over it, or at the corners.

 

Just kind of dated and heavy. I do not think we have to worry about closing a bed in against drafts anymore, it is called a heater. And as far as for privacy like they once were also used for, there are things called a doorknob with a lock. OK , just being a smarty pants I suppose... 😁

 

 

 

 

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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?

I have one in my guest bedroom.  The drapery helps in the cold season if it's heavy and keeps out the cold. 

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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?

 Absolutely not.It may look nice but just isn't practical.It's a dust magnate.  It would be impossible to keep it clean. 

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I want Room #5 for myself!  I would change the artwork tho. I would say nay to a full canopy ( due to my dust allergy) but the semi-canopy shown this room adds elegance.  If I could add the balcony from Room 9 this would be perfect!

 

I do like the other rooms except #3.

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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?

Image result for canopy bed

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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?


@ECBG wrote:

If the four posts are holding a curved frame it is a canopy.

 

Image result for little girls french provincial bedroom with canopy bed

 

If the four posts hold a frame that is flat on top, it is a tester bed. Origonally, in castles, heavy curtains were hung from the frame  to hold in body heat when one slept in a drafty castle.

 

I have one because it goes well with the antiques.  The carved headboard almost goes to the ceiling.

 

I would call these shorter versions a half canopy.


 

I love it! That's the canopy "princess bed" I wanted when I was a kid.

 

Nowadays, not so much. I think I would find one like this a bit claustrophobic not to mention a dust magnet.

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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?

Overall, nay. I don't tend to like four posters of any style, though I think some of them are pretty. I suppose I could live with a corona, partial canopy or maybe even a full canopy as long as there are not curtains surrounding the bed. I do not want to sleep surrounded by curtains.


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Re: The Canopy Bed: Yay or Nay?

While I think some canopy beds are very pretty, they are a nay for me. I think a room has to be on the larger side with a high ceiling to make it look right.