The 16 Best Canopy Beds That Will Take Your Bedroom Design to New Heights

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WORDS BY Rebecca Deczynski

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Published on July 20, 2023

Picture the bedroom sets of Downton Abbey, Marie Antoinette, Princess Diaries. What do they all have in common? Canopy beds. And we’re here with some really good news. These show-stopping beds are no longer reserved for silver screen aristocracy, but rather, they’re experiencing a modern revival. Yes, that means you, too, can wake up feeling like pure royalty in a bed that makes quite the statement.

Now, that might make you think of gilded and glam four-posters, and of course, canopy beds are a linchpin for the luxe look (so if that’s your style, by all means, go all in). But here’s where that good news gets even sweeter. There are countless canopy beds in a range of styles, from rustic to modern, making it an artful addition to just about any bedroom. The best canopy beds on the market today — as far as we see it — are surprisingly versatile, and always make a statement.

If you’re not sure where to start, you can shop Havenly designer Brady Burke’s picks of the best canopy beds below. So, go ahead and pour a cup of jo (or mimosa — we are talking canopy beds after all), slip into those silk PJs, and get ready to add a canopy bed to your lust list.

1. Interior Define Rowan Bed

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It doesn’t get any more unique than a streamlined, fully-upholstered canopy bed. This fully-customizable option from Interior Define offers a cool, modern take on the standard canopy bed that you can’t find anywhere else. The kicker? It comes in 100-plus fun fabrics, from velvets to linens.

2. Anthropologie Leather Cove Canopy Bed

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Constructed of woven leather straps, this bed’s headboard and baseboard make a show-stopping moment. With its simple oak frame, this canopy bed from Anthropologie appeals to both bohemian and modern sensibilities alike.

3. Crate & Barrel Canyon Arched Canopy Bed

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A good arch nearly always makes for an enchanting interior focal point — so if you want a bed that will really elevate your space, this option by interior designer Leanne Ford is a great pick. The black metal tubing of the bed especially makes a striking contrast in a more neutral-toned space.

4. Crate & Barrel Escondido Canopy Bed

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If you’re all-in on contemporary design, this window-like canopy bed from Crate & Barrel practically doubles as a work of art. Rounded corners and a padded headboard and baseboard give this piece an almost futuristic appeal, especially paired with the acacia wood’s light, driftwood finish.

5. Thomas Bina for Perigold Canopy Bed

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Looking for something a bit more rustic? The unique, reclaimed oak of this canopy bed makes it texturally interesting, while its low frame gives it a casual, modern vibe. If you like the idea of sleeping low but still have dreams of a canopy bed, consider this the ideal solution.

6. Restoration Hardware Maison Fabric Canopy Bed

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Here’s how you can get a Marie Antoinette-inspired look in your own home (without going fully baroque). The detailed posts of this wooden canopy bed are inspired by 18th century French furnishings, although the bed’s light gray oak finish feels distinctly modern. Exposed nail heads around this canopy bed’s upholstered headboard and baseboard also provide a cool contemporary contrast.

7. CB2 Melrose Canopy Bed

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A dramatic, four-post bed is a great alternative to a fully canopied option — and it certainly isn’t lacking in style. A knit, ivory fabric on the headboard and baseboard give this distinctly contemporary piece a softness, while its thick, ash wood posts lend the bed a dynamic edge.

8. CB2 Frame Canopy Bed

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With its delicate brass detailing, this matte black frame canopy bed stands to be the crown jewel of the bedroom. Its “floating” look gives it an extra artistic feel — and provides all the incentive you need to keep your under-bed area clear.

9. Pottery Barn Cayman Canopy Bed

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Sometimes, simplicity is precisely what the design of your space calls for. With a striking black frame and light mango wood headbard, this Pottery Barn canopy bed can make a bold statement without overwhelming the rest of your room. 

10. Crate & Barrel Gracia Bed

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Or maybe you have a flair for the dramatic — in which case, this Crate & Barrel canopy bed may be more up your alley. Its curved frame lends it a sculptural feel, while white linen upholstery gives it an upscale finish.

11. Birch Lane Nordland Upholstered Bed

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Consider this canopy bed the modern princess (or prince, or royal of your choosing) bed. The simple notched detail in the upholstered headboard eludes to centuries past while still looking clean and modern, just as brass-finished iron posts lend a stately touch to the bed.

12. McGee & Co. Sutherland Canopy Bed

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The super-slim frame of McGee & Co.’s canopy bed gives it a more lightweight look when compared to some other canopy beds — making it a good option for slightly smaller spaces. Its upholstered linen headboard is also padded for plenty of comfort. 

13. Brownstone Furniture for Perigold Gemma Canopy Bed

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Designed with clean lines and old growth teak wood, this canopy bed is well suited for modern tastes. Its woven headboard, made of abaca — a natural leaf fiber that’s native to the Philippines — gives it just a touch of extra texture.

14.  Perigold Domo Canopy Bed with Shelves

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Of course, the little ones can get in on the canopy bed trend, too. This sweet playhouse-style piece is outfitted with drawers for storing all the stuff that kids can accumulate. And better yet, the canopy is fully removable — in case your little sleeper ever outgrows the style.

15. Mid-Century Canopy Bed

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Made from sustainably sourced wood, West Elm’s mid-century canopy bed draws plenty of inspiration from the ’50s and ’60s — yet it appeals perfectly to modern tastes. Its simple finish lends it plenty of versatility, too.

16. Serena & Lily Hughes Canopy Bed

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Fully wrapped in ​​natural lampakanay — a durable type of seagrass often sourced from the Philippines — this canopy bed is a great way to add interesting textures to a bedroom. Its woven finish is deeply detailed yet thanks to its natural coloring, extremely versatile.

Words by Rebecca Deczynski