Bedrooms have been a decorator's dream spot in a home for a long time. A bedroom is a great place to play with rich fabrics and textures to create a beautiful room. Movies and history books have depicted the drama of a canopy bed to close the curtain on the world at night. However, now the look of canopy beds has changed. No longer is it necessary to have all the fuss, frills and drama to enhance the bed. Modern beds can be a focal point in a room with little if any enhancement.
Modern rooms are typically sleek, simple and uncluttered. In past times canopy beds would have stuck out and looked out of place. However, clever designs today have changed all that. A sleep canopy bed can add the much needed drama to a room and create a strong visual statement. For example, a simple modern cherry one can have a wooden canopy and tall posts. When used in a bedroom it will add depth and a lot of rich detail to the space that a short, flat bed would not.
It helps to think of a bedroom as a box with a top, bottom and sides. Often the decorating is done strictly done around the edges of the space with little thought being given to the negative space inside the box. When such a bed is used it adds visual impact inside this space and fills it so the room has a more three dimensional aspect.
Options in modern canopy beds are fairly abundant. Rich wood stains are available in many shades and pained beds are another option. Sometimes it is a decorating delight to place a vibrant painted poster bed in a room and make everything very plain and simple. Metal beds are also very popular and canopies are very beautiful in many shades of paints and finishes on the metal.
In most modern bedrooms canopy beds will be left alone for simple elegance. If a fabric is used for a drape it is usually a soft shade of white to simply draw the eye to the posts and height of the bed. In some instances a hint of color can be added to the fabric but normally the space will stay simple and clean in design. A canopy bed quickly becomes the focal point of the room making everything else less important in the room, and is sure to be a topic of conversation whenever you have any guests at your house.