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Fair warning: We’re about to reignite your childhood dream of slumbering upon a canopy bed. These gorgeously grand beds have gotten quite the makeover as of late. Gone are the overtly princessy, excessively frilly canopy beds that were in the bedrooms of all the coolest girls in elementary school, and in their place are canopy beds that are decidedly refined and regal.
The good news is, no matter your personal aesthetic, there’s a canopy bed out there to make all your dreams come true.
Here, the best canopy beds.
For a timeless bed you'll use for years to come, look to the Whitaker Four Poster Bed from Serena & Lily. The low, curved, and notched headboard will seamlessly work with most styles of bedroom furniture, while the canopy is simple and unfussy (unlike some of those traditional canopy beds of childhood fantasies).
Designed for use with or without a box spring, the solid oak wood frame is also available in two finishes—a sleek black and bright white. Plus, it has enough height that you can easily utilize the space underneath for storage.
This Urban Outfitters bed features sturdy, high posts and a caged canopy—but the real star of the show is the rattan and mahogany wood construction and natural finish, which lend a beautiful, boho feel to the piece.
Can’t you just imagine this bed in a beach house bedroom, with the ocean breeze blowing through an open window and ruffling gauzy bed panels? Of course, it’ll look just as good in your city apartment—and will surely add some of those laidback vibes to your space.
Canopy beds are typically more expensive than simple bed frames, so this option from Joss & Main is a major steal. Upholstered in a neutral linen color with gold accents and a classic headboard, this bed is ideal if you want something eye-catching that won't overwhelm your space.
Pair it with wood furniture for a more traditional look, or go glam with gold and white accent pieces to really make it stand out. If you want the overall look to be more contemporary, this bed provides a nice blank slate for playing with patterns and colors. Take note, though, that a box spring is required.
This canopy bed is the furthest thing from frilly. With details that include straight geometrical lines, exposed nailheads and hardware, and an antiqued black finish, it has an industrial style that just oozes cool sophistication.
The headboard and footboard are comfortably padded and upholstered in meticulously distressed pewter-hued leather, while the frame is constructed of kiln-dried hardwood and completed with fluted legs. If the modern black color just isn’t your style, Restoration Hardware allows you to customize the piece with multiple wood finishes and leather upholsteries. Design it however you see fit!
If we had to describe Pottery Barn’s Linwood Platform Canopy Bed in a single word, it would have to be versatile. Crafted from a blend of solid meranti wood, sungkai veneers, and engineered wood, this bed is finished in a light-washed hue that's suitable for every bedroom aesthetic.
A neutral upholstered headboard completes the piece—but only until you add your own personal style to it. Drape sheer voile curtains along the canopy for an airy feel, embrace minimalism by leaving the sturdy bedposts bare, or wrap them in vines of faux greenery for a boho feel.
If Snow White was shopping for a canopy bed for her cottage, we have a feeling that she’d love this beauty from Anthropologie. The vibe is that of an enchanted woodland, with a handcrafted iron frame and canopy fashioned into breathtaking branches and a shroud of leaves.
And this bedroom piece just doesn’t look the earthy part—it’s also eco-friendly, thanks to a construction that features recycled metals and eco-conscious finishes. Available in both dramatic black and airy white, this piece is what happily ever afters are made of.
This West Elm canopy bed is as responsibly sourced as it is pretty. The kiln-dried eucalyptus wood and engineered wood that make up this bed are FSC-certified—meaning that they’re sustainably-sourced—and the whole piece was constructed in a Fair Trade-certified facility.
Complete with a lovely acorn finish, this bed would look gorgeously contemporary with airy bedding in light shades of white and cream to complement that warm wood tone. It's a timeless, mid-century inspired piece that'll never go out of style.
Check out the unique structure of this canopy bed from Crate & Barrel and designed by HGTV’s Leanne Ford. Instead of the rectangular construction you’d typically see, this bed’s canopy forms a barrel-shaped arc for a contemporary and sleek (and not to mention oh-so-cozy) look.
Crafted from iron tubing and finished with a black powder coating, the frame also features an unobtrusive upholstered headboard with neutral fabric. Also, thanks to the platform slat support system, there’s no box spring or foundation needed.
Fashioned from towering iron railings that measure a whopping 80 inches off the ground, this canopy bed boasts a sleek, streamlined structure that features a matte black powder coat and gleaming plated brass corners. So luxe!
But what really makes this piece unique is its too-cool optical illusion. Thanks to the bed’s elevated base (which features rubberwood slates, so there’s no box spring or foundation needed), your mattress will seemingly float off the ground. Can we float off to sleep on this thing ASAP, please?