Valentine’s day is just around the corner and nothing says romance like a beautiful canopy bed. This gorgeous Indonesian style room at the Saraswati Villa in Bali has all the elements you need to create the perfect private sanctuary: a four-poster bed with flowing, cream curtains, a soft, natural colour scheme and the perfect mix of luxury silk fabrics and gorgeous teak furniture. Here’s how to recreate this dreamy space in your own home.
Romantic Canopy Bed
A canopy bed is probably the most dramatic bed frame out there (unless you’re looking to go all-out this Valentine’s day with a heart shaped bed). Demanding a big room and a decent ceiling height, this is not the bed for that tiny city apartment – you need space around it for the most impact. But these beds are not as rare as you might think. Williams Sonoma makes a solid oak version that’s stained a dark ebony colour to really makes the frame pop, especially against a neutral or white backdrop. For a frame that’s more feminine and delicate, Pottery Barn’s thin steel version is finished in bronze with a slight gold patina for that antiquated look, along with built-in padded headboard for a contemporary twist on this classic. The canopy top is also removable for a change of pace. Finally for the best of both worlds, Restoration Hardware’s version is both stylish and refined, with clean lines inspired by 1970s post modern furniture design. Made from American white oak, there are a variety of finishes and dimensions. California king, anyone?
Subtle Side Tables
If you want to pair your night tables to your bed frame, each of the three examples of canopy beds offer tables that match their materials and styles. But, if you would rather mix it up with slightly different possibilities, one interesting option is this style from Anthropologie. Made of Indian rosewood and with brass inlays, this table offers something slightly more textured, exotic and a tad bohemian. More versatile with a barely-there frame and light shape, this bedside table from Urban Outfitters has a modern box-like design and slim metal silhouette that can complement any bed. For mid-century simplicity, West Elm’s sophisticated model offers three finishes (acorn, white and white and acorn) and two sizes to accommodate any room size.
Wooden Bench Seat
The choice of bedroom bench will really depend on the style of canopy bed. This Kayu teak bench is keeping with the Balinese construction and theme, and even though it may be fit for a dining room table, the length and height are perfect for a low-to-the-ground queen or king. Something slightly more refined and practical would be this West Elm mid-century metal slat bench. Made of wood and with a classic retro style, there is a storage shelf underneath, perfect for extra blankets or decorative books. If you’re looking to add some leather into the mix, this Pottery Barn model made of pine has a camel coloured padded leather seat that will only grow softer and lighter with time.
Oversized Bedside Lamps
What makes the lamps in this particular bedroom so interesting is their height. Slightly taller than your typical table lamp yet too short to be a floor lamp, these fall somewhere in between – and it works, adding a dramatic touch. Keeping with a similar height, this tall, cylindrical table lamp from West Elm has an antique bronze base and antique brass accents, finished with a cream linen shade to create an elegant, slim profile. More minimal and organic, Rejuvenation collaborated with Portland architect and designer Brendon Farrell to create the Stand and Stem series, with echoes of trees and flowers. With a white oak ball base, slim brass stand and sophisticated long linen shade, this is the perfect complement for a neutral, natural theme. Making more of a statement (and taking up more space) this table lamp from Crate and Barrel’s more adventurous and affordable brand, CB2, is rustic meets chic. With a terracotta tree bark-inspired base that’s shaped, sculpted and painted by hand, it can definitely stand its ground next to a grand canopy bed frame.
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