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DIY: Easy, Breezy Canopy Bed

Get the bed of your dreams even with a small budget


With just a few tools and materials, you can quickly turn your bed into a serene sanctuary that you can escape to. 

All photos are from One Kings Lane.

  • (8) 13” 3/4-inch wooden dowels or (4) 36” 3/4-inch wooden dowels cut in half
  • (12) 1-inch metal U-shape brackets
  • (4) 1-inch piping elbow
  • (8) 1-inch pipe cap
  • Spray paint (white, black, silver, gold, or copper)
  • (8) premade drapes—your choice of length and material
  • Epoxy glue
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  1. Make the necessary measurements to ensure each corner of the canopy falls directly above each corner of your bed.
  2. Using the epoxy, permanently glue a pipe cap to one end of each wooden dowel.
  3. Glue two dowels to the piping elbow using the bare end, creating an L shape. You should have created four of these L-shaped wooden rods.
  4. Spray paint all four L-shaped rods and all the U-shape brackets. Let dry.
  5. Once dry, ring the drapes onto the rods.
  6. Then, drill the rods above your bed using the U-shape brackets to hold them up (three brackets per rod). Make sure each rod is aligned to each corner of your bed.

RL Tip: Add a whimsical touch to your room by choosing drapes in light colors or even sheer fabric. You may also opt for fabric with fun prints to create a quirky vibe.

Photos from One Kings Lane.


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