There are a few different ways in which canopy headboards can be modeled, and this decorative addition may be purchased or made at home.
When one thinks of a canopy bed, a four-poster bed frame with fabric draped down each side may come to mind. It is possible, however, to create the same effect for any type of bed frame by adding canopy headboards behind the head of a mattress. This type of headboard, which is typically covered in fabric, creates a way for fabric to attach from the bed to the ceiling.
Canopy headboards almost always start with a square or rectangular headboard placed behind the head of the bed against the wall.
Sometimes, the fabric from the canopy headboards is then attached to the corner where the wall and the ceiling meet. Another option is to secure the fabric directly to the ceiling halfway down the bed. This style will create a billowing, draped effect, though it is important to consider the amount of wall space lost by choosing this style. If the head of a bed is against a slanted wall, the fabric canopy headboards could also be attached only to the wall rather than on the ceiling.
One can also choose how far the fabric should extend from the canopy headboards. On one particular style, the fabric ends on the ceiling halfway down the bed’s length. One could also leave extra fabric loose, thus hanging straight down from this midway point. Another choice is to create a second billow by pinning the fabric first at the halfway point for support, then again above the foot of the bed.
There are a number of instructional videos online to guide a person step by step through the process of building his own canopy headboards. Many do-it-yourself or home decoration companies provide information on this project. Written instructions are also fair.