10 Show Stopping Canopy Beds

If we spend a third of our lives asleep, it stands to reason that our beds should be pretty grand.  While canopy beds these days are far less necessary than they were upon invention, when they protected their inhabitants from the elements infiltrating the thatched roofs under which they lived, or during their heyday in medieval Europe when they began featuring curtains drawn for privacy from servants sleeping in the same room, they still evoke a certain sense of grandeur.  Today’s roundup of artfully adorned four-poster beds with a little extra something up top ranges from the traditional (simple wooden planks forming a broad cube) to the uber-modern (replete with built-in home theater system and automated sliding shades).  Sleep well, and sweet dreams!

sky canopy bed

The Celeste Sky Bed by Kris Van den Berghe


branches canopy bed

The Forest by Anthropologie


bold black canopy bed

Whimsical from Horchow


nautical inspired canopy bed

The Voyage by Kenneth Cobonpue


arched canopy bed

The Mantra


outdoor canopy bed

The “Float” Outdoor Canopy Bed by Design Mobel


Italian black canopy bed



scrolled iron canopy bed

The Alexander Iron Canopy Bed from GI Designs


dark wood canopy bed

Dark Finish by Madera


high tech canopy bed

The Hi-Can from Deta Design