ISSUE 74  |  The Kids Are All Right

DIY: Children’s Canopy Bed

May 29, 2013 1:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Recently spotted (and admired) on the Dutch blog Frivole: a DIY canopy hung from a branch over a children’s bed. This project can easily be replicated with a salvaged branch, two chains hung from a couple of hooks, and a simple curtain.

Photography by Frivole.

Above: Susanne Otter, writer of the Frivole blog, made the canopy for her son Pepin and hung it over his bed.

Above: Otter prefers the linen canopy to have a wrinkled look, which she achieved by removing the wet curtain from the washer and letting it air dry.  

Above: Ikea offers several tab curtains which can be used to hang directly from the branch creating a canopy. The Lenda Curtain is $34.99 for a set of two. Buy the chain and hooks from your local hardware store. 

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