Bed Cornices

Bed Cornices

I LOVE bed canopies and cornices.  I have been looking at inspiration recently to make my own bed cornice.  Here’s the deal, my guest bedroom is really boring.  I need SOMETHING to make it look better.

This looks nice! But not mine!

Now, here’s a picture of reality:

my BORING guest bedroom. No, there’s no bedframe. I can’t afford one right now! So, what else to do?! 

I was thinking, since I can’t afford a bed frame and I *love* cornices, a cheaper alternative would be to make my own!  

Here are the different type of bed canopies and cornices.

Different type of bed cornice/canopy options.

Let’s look at some inspiration!

Don’t you love this! Love the bed cornice! Also love the bed and the bedding. And the room.

Love this one as well.

While this one is decorated for Christmas, it seems very simple to be able to DIY.
What I love about this one is the sides of the cornice fabric are toile and the backdrop is a check. I would want to do the same thing. Or do one in all white.

Ok I’m noticing a pattern. I’m a sucker for blue and white bedrooms, French furniture, and toile!

This one seems really easy to DIY.

I love this! What a great day bed!

These cornices are something that I could probably easy copy with a  DIY cornice idea  I found on pinterest!

This was a DIY using curved curtain rods.  The sheets of sheer fabric are attached to the curtain rod with ribbon.  found on Pinterest.

A DIY cornice for a crib from My Love of Style
This was a DIY cornice. Tutorial here

This is an inverted wall shelf with fabric stapled to it.  

a DIY cornice tutorial found here

OR you can buy a cornice. This one is $164 from the Bella Cottage.  The Bella Cottage has a lot of cute shabby chic/French furniture too. You should check it out.
Sorry for the poor quality.  I like this bed crown, it’s only $86, and it is in two of the above pictures I found up above!
It is here.  They also sell a few other bed crowns that I like!

Why do I like bed cornices? Because they make you feel like a King/Queen!  If you’re going to be King/Queen of your own Castle, you need to have a bed to prove it!

Marie Antoinette’s bed in Versailles

Marie Antoinette’s bed at the Petit Trianon. How CUTE is her room?!  Home girl knows how to spend money.

Whew!  That was quite a lot of bed cornices to look at!  Which one is your favorite?
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  1. Anonymous
    March 24, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Love this decor idea!!…my fave is first one:)

  2. Anonymous
    February 3, 2017 / 2:00 am

    Hi Angelina; I love the 1st frame of course, But there is a lot to be said for the 5th frame on your list . It can be achieved in a variety of ways. The drapery can be what ever style you like. It can cost a lot, or not! I love your blog and your style. Julie