The Bed You Didn’t Know You Needed: The White Canopy Bed
We own a white canopy bed and I love it JUST AS MUCH as the day we bought it. That says a lot for someone who loves to switch things up on the regular.
There is something about a canopy bed that feels regal. It is like your own personal kingdom! I don’t need sheets or anything hanging (to each their own), but it still feels a bit cocoon like to me. It is an oasis of comfort!
Also- great news – according to Good Housekeeping, canopy beds are trending in 2020! What’s old is new again, and you can make all your 13-year-old self dreams come true (preferably without the pink canopy top). I am sure these “trendy” canopy beds will have more sleek and modern silhouettes, and ditch the heavy velvet drapes on the side!
(See my bedroom here).
Our bed (seen above) was discontinued right after we bought it. I have no idea why- it’s the best freakin’ bed and I get asked about it all the time! (Here is the link) It is the slightest bit off white; not too cream and not too stark.
But while a canopy bed is not for everyone, it is also not for every room! Canopy 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 on the smaller, size choose wisely. Look for canopy beds with a simple headboard and footboard- nothing bulky or heavy.
Don’t forget that 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.
A more recent shot of our bedroom:
White Canopy Bed Round Ups: King Size Edition
I am rounding up of all the white canopy beds I loved / almost bought / would have been happy with right here! If you are canopy bed shopping, this post is for you!
When we were bed shopping, I considered every white canopy bed ever made. Because guess what? A king size white canopy bed is actually few and far between. There aren’t a ton of them available.
All of these beds come in king size, because when I was bed shopping that was my big deal breaker. (Once you have a king size mattress there is no changing that!)
I updated this post with 2 new beds that were not on the market when I first wrote this post. If canopy beds are trending this year, I suspect there will be quite a few new beds and I want to show you the latest!
New White Canopy Beds:
Aren’t those brass connectors a cool touch? A little feminine, very modern and cool.
The Emet Upholstered Canopy Bed (a new reader favorite)
With 25 reviews and 4.7 stars, this bed has raving fans. It is quite ornate with detailed nailhead trim, so make sure your room can handle how “heavy” this bed will make it feel.
1. Inspire Q Manhattan Bed (Budget Option)
I found this bed from Target to be interesting. I love the clean shape and the lines of it. Truthfully, I wondered how clean we could keep that upholstery behind the bed. I worry about light colored upholstery unless it’s specifically made for families.
2. Whitaker Four Poster Bed (My Fav White Canopy Bed!)
Ahhh, the Whitaker bed is so pretty. A white canopy bed like this is just pure fantasy. Hands down my favorite. I love the feminine back, the curve without being fussy. It’s sort of a simple shape, isn’t it? Low to the ground, nothing ornate. This bed could last you for decades and still look fabulous and be on trend.
3. White Architectural Bed (Designer Fav & Great For Small Bedrooms!)
So many designers use this bed, and I can see why. The quality is great, and it’s modern with clean lines but could go contemporary. It comes in all the colors of the rainbow believe it or not- which makes it super cute in kids rooms too! Made of steel with a glossy finish- this can go classic or modern.
This bed frame was too modern for my more traditional husband, but I was into it. Do you have a smaller bedroom? Because of how minimal the White Architectural Bed’s frame is, it makes it an ideal bed to use in smaller bedrooms.
via Palumbo Design
4. Franklin Four Poster Bed (The Kardashian of Canopy Beds)
Ok, if this bed were human it would be a Kardashian and we all know it. This canopy bed just screams luxury. Of course at this price it’s fully customizable. Add some texture to your bed frame. Take your bedroom to the next level!
5. Marion Bed (Great Value)
What a price, and the reviews gave me major pause. I really like the shape of this bed, I think it would be gorgeous with fluffy bedding. Judging by the reviews, it appears to be as good as it sounds!
Stunning but understated, refined, and mature. I love this bed. This partially upholstered white canopy bed has a timeless look that will outlast trends.
Those warm whites make this a great bed for 2020. Very on trend. I love the colors on this one!
7. Naples Bed (Farmhouse Favorite)
I considered this bed a zillion times. I really, really wanted to love it, because the price is great! But in the end it was was too far in the farmhouse direction. I didn’t want my canopy bed belonging to any one style too much. I thought a cleaner style would be better as trends change down the road. But if you are into the farmhouse look for life, this one is sold on Amazon here!
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I hope you found this post helpful! Happy white canopy bed shopping!