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!