Lately we’ve been noticing a comeback of Dickensian curtained beds: canopy varieties with wrap-around drapery and built-in nooks and alcoves that become snug bed-boxes when the curtains are drawn. Both originally added warmth, darkness, and a bit of privacy and make for extra restful hibernation today. All you need is a candlestick for the bedside.
Take a look at a few covetable cloaked examples, many (perhaps not coincidentally) from London and beyond.
Above: The RU Suspension Bed Canopy by designer Rose Uniacke hangs from the ceiling by wrought-iron hooks and is available in all sizes, from single to super king.