Before homes had central heating, draped canopy beds kept out the cold and the light, and provided privacy.
Modern draped canopy beds rarely have a specific function. Their primary purpose is to use textiles on a bed that sets the style for a room. Purely decorative, canopy beds can create specific a mood — after all, it’s like having a tent pitched in the bedroom.
I tend to favor iron-frame canopy beds — the subject of a past post — which are left undraped to showcase their architectural qualities. The iron-frame bed [top] in a Georgia cottage owned by cult nonagenarian designer and author Furlow Gatewood, is used cleverly to make a very narrow room appear wider.… Continue Reading