If you are one of those people who love to lie in bed and imagine you are a princess, a bed canopy is just the thing for you. Surrounded by yards and yard of soft sensuous silk, draped with ribbons and embedded with beads and crystals, you can stop imagining and feel like one under a canopy made for your very own bed. Although a silk canopy will cost you the earth, there’s no reason why you can’t have your own made out of faux silk in gorgeous colors to a because bed canopies are back in fashion and now it is possible for you to indulge in your fantasy as much as you want.
Getting a bed canopy according to your budget is no problem these days because there are enough and more bed canopies that can be bought in stores and online. A basic canopy in any pretty color of your choice can be purchased for as little as $50 to $75 in nylon net fabric which is usually attached to a circular frame with a hook in the middle to hang it on the ceiling. If you like something a little elaborate, you can make your own canopy by using curtain rods to which you fix, ready to use curtains with tabs on top or buy material of your choice and make the drapes to fall around your bed. If you opt for the latter, there’s such a variety of fabrics that can be used such as voiles, silks and chiffons in pastels, jewel colors or prints to make the prettiest of canopies.
Even while the canopy give you a sense of privacy and comfort, don’t forget that it also offers protection from flies, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies in the night, especially for those living in tropical countries. To most of these people, bed canopies are not just a decoration, but a life saver as well and afford protection from deadly diseases such as dengue, malaria and typhoid. For others who love the feeling of being cosseted, you can buy an inexpensive canopy or have one made anyway you like and to suit your budget, which will give you even more satisfaction.