But you, like most people, are under the impression that in order to have a canopy bed you need four large corner posts and the room to accommodate it.
However, it is possible to add a canopy to virtually any bed size, from king size right down to twin beds.
Canopies are even possible over your favorite daybed.
The variety of fabrics and colors available are endless.
While adding one may sound glamorous and expensive, it may be as simple as adding a fabric swag or by adding an intricate drapery treatment.
Let's start with the most simple and least expensive way to add canopies.
If you have a canopy frame, simply hang the fabric of your choice across the top and you have instantly created a great looking addition to your bedroom.
If you do not have such a frame, don't worry, it is possible to add a little fun or romance without it.
Curtain rods are also a simple and cost-effective way to add a canopy.
With the addition of ceiling-braced curtain rods you can add a soft look to any room.
The size of the bed will determine the number of rods needed.
Treatments such as pinch-pleated, gathered-panels or tie-tops will give your room a whole new atmosphere.
It is also possible to use a short rod attached to the ceiling, placed horizontally on each side of the head of the bed.
Then simply let panels hang down to the floor and tie them back allowing a small amount of fabric to billow out.
Installing a ring to the ceiling of each side of the bed and pulling a long panel through the ring is also a simple and cost-effective method of creating a canopy.
Swaging the section from ring to ring and allowing the panels to reach the floor on each side will create a delightful frame on your bed.
The installation of four rings, one on each bed corner, and pulling long panels of indulgent fabric through each will add a touch of luxury to your room.
You are only limited by your imagination.
A canopy can be made of practically any fabric type or color.
Conventional canopy fabrics have been silk, velvet or chintz.
But if you'd rather have a country look, use ginghams or muslin.
If you really want a coordinated look, try bed sheets to complete the look.