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. A few favorites:
A snug bed at The Bradley Hare, a traditional pub with rooms for let, is hung with tasseled curtains.
Photograph via The Bradley Hare
In a revived 1790s home in Bath, a guest room features a bespoke wrought-iron canopy bed hung with linen drapery.
Photograph by Paul Massey, courtesy of Howe.
The curtained bed, minimalist edition: This one, in the UK, is wrapped in white Portuguese linen.
Photograph by Maria Le Mesurier
A guest bed in a London townhouse redone by Retrouvius is hung with trim terra-cotta curtains.