Our white canopy bed was a purchase made 6 years ago, and I love it JUST AS MUCH as the day we bought it. That says a lot for someone who loves to refresh their rooms often!
There is something about a king canopy bed that feels regal. It is your own personal kingdom. I don’t need sheets hanging (to each their own), but it still feels cocoon-like to me. It is an oasis of comfort!
Update: This post was updated in 2023 with fresh links and highlighting only in stock canopy beds.
Reasons You Need a Canopy Bed
The canopy bed is a classic bedroom style. This bed was originally created to conserve warmth and offer privacy behind thick curtains, but now these beds are sought after for their statement.
There’s no denying that investing in a canopy bed adds an air of sophistication and luxury that few other styles of beds can replicate.
The White Canopy Bed: The Bed You Didn’t Know You Needed. 13 King Size Canopy Beds of All Budgets!
Acording to Good Housekeeping, canopy beds are trending this year. What’s old is new again, and you can make all your 13-year-old self’s dreams come true (preferably without the pink canopy top). Our bed (seen below) is from Pottery Barn and is discontinued.
(See my bedroom here).
White Canopy Bed Round Ups: 13 King Size 4 Poster Beds
I am rounding up all the white canopy beds that are offered in a king size.
1. The Whitby Canopy Bed
This bed may be the most beautiful on the list. Soft linen upholstery creates a dreamy, classic feel. The iron frame in a gold or silver finish, this bed is an interior designer’s dream.
2. Farmhouse Canopy Bed
This bed isn’t too farmhouse – it has a classic Shaker design that is enough to go with a variety of designs. It’s a best seller at Pottery Barn and has lots of lovely user photos uploaded from people who love this bed!
This is the gray wash but it is available in white!
This photo shows the gray wash version but the bed comes in white as well!
3. The Brass & Metal Canopy Bed (Budget Friendly!)
Aren’t those brass connectors a cool touch? A little feminine, very modern and cool. I love the price and the bed!
4. High End Canopy Bed
This bed is a dream!! Leave it to Frame & Son to sell the prettiest, coastal bed. How lovely and refreshing!
5. The Bourbon Metal Canopy Bed
The details list 4.5 stars, with plenty of photos attached. The bed has a headboard and footboard that mimics shiplap, so it’s a coastal lovers dream! The price is affordable as well.
6. The Budget Friendly White King Canopy Bed
This bed sold at Home Depot is a bargain! I love the clean shape and modern lines. This bed is one to consider!
Shop the White Bed From Home Depot Here. | Also available on Amazon, here!
7. Whitaker Four Poster Bed, A Luxury!
The Whitaker bed is so pretty, it’s been a best seller for years. Featuring a feminine back and curves without being fussy. It’s sort of a simple shape, isn’t it? It’s modern but leans traditional, without being ornate. This bed could last you for decades and still look fabulous and still feel classic and fresh!
8. The Modern Ivory Opaque White Iron Canopy Bed
When you mix metal and upholstery, you get a gorgeous bed that is sophisticated enough for your master bedroom and beautiful enough for a child’s room too. I like the matte iron frame against the look of the upholstery. Stunning.
9. The Budget Friendly Jenny Lind Inspired Bed
Although the details don’t specifically mention Jenny Lind, this gorgeous white canopy bed has that same style. I love this bed and the pretty spindles! I think this bed could be so beautiful and classic in a bedroom!
10. The Franklin Four Poster Bed
This canopy bed is the high end luxurious bed you have been seeking out. At this price it’s fully customizable. Add some texture to your bed frame and take your bedroom to the next level!
11. The Marion Bed (Budget Friendly!)
What a price, and the reviews gave me major pause. I really like the shape of this white canopy bed, I think it would be gorgeous with fluffy bedding. Judging by the reviews, it appears to be as good as it sounds!
12. The Budget Friendly Look Alike
This looks so much like Serena & Lily’s Franklin bed, without the price tag! Stunning but understated, refined, and mature. This partially upholstered white canopy bed has a timeless look that will outlast trends.
13. The Naples Bed (A Farmhouse Favorite)
If you’re on a budget, this classic canopy bed is one to consider. With clean lines and a nice shape – you can’t find a bed for a better price!
Shop this classic canopy bed, here
Update: see 12 black canopy beds here!
Some Key Tips to Remember When Choosing Canopy Beds
When it comes to choosing canopy beds, there are a few key tips to remember for achieving the desired aesthetic in your bedroom. Firstly, consider the height of your ceiling, as the top of the bed should fall short of the ceiling by at least 20cm to keep ideal proportions.
But while a canopy bed is not for everyone, it is also not for every room! These large beds take up a lot of physical and visual space. The room WILL look smaller with a large canopy bed inside it, even if it has a skeletal frame.
If your bedroom is smaller, choose your size wisely. Look for canopy beds with a simple headboard and footboard- nothing bulky or heavy.
You will want to consider light placement. Will your light be in the center of the room and be awkwardly over the bed? Should you move it to be centered over the bed or in front of the bed? We kept the fan centered in our room but went with a ceiling-hugger fan. Think about ceilings (ours are 9ft) and how close they will be to the top portion of your bed.
The most popular choice is a white painted frame which would work well if you’re after a Hamptons-style look. Coastal style is perfect if you’re looking for something laidback and relaxed – achieve this with either a whitewashed or driftwood frame, and you could include some flowing white sheers draped around it too.
The Right Headboard to Suit Your Bed Frame
When shopping for a headboard to suit your canopy bed frame, there are several choices you’ll need to consider.
- An upholstered buttoned headboard will provide a more traditional look
- Introducing rattan can give your bedroom the popular Hamptons or Plantation style.
- A canopy bed with a partial frame is perfect for low and cathedral ceilings with limited bedroom wall height.
I hope you found this post helpful! Happy white canopy bed shopping!