“We are happy horizontal.”
---Ilse Crawford, Home is Where the Heart Is
I have loved canopy beds for as long as I can remember.
When I was little, it was the prissy beds that had a fabric canopy that perfectly matched the bedding (usually in a butter yellow or sweet pink). I would always look at these, wide-eyed, in the huge catalogs my mom would leave on the coffee table. I’d wish and hope for one to magically appear in my room.
When I was ten or so, mosquito nets became my obsession. I longed to have one over my bed so that I could close the swags and sit like a princess in a little cocoon. Luckily those were easier to come by; I had a few variations, including a homemade version courtesy the instructions in an AmericanGirl magazine I received in the mail.
Even now, after schooling and countless viewings of home decorating shows, my heart longs for a true canopy bed. They create a space within a space and offer something so magical, whimsical, and irresistible to the bedroom.
|Top: Image obtained from the official Coraline movie site.|
Bottom: Images obtained from Google.